Monday, May 18, 2009
Fast trip to Idaho
Last week Mitchel and I took a overnight trip to Sandpoint, Idaho. It was his birthday and we thought we would take a fast trip to a place we had never been.
As soon as we entered Idaho we had this snow scene. We were at the summit of Lookout Pass. We then when to Wallace, Idaho. It is a town of 960 and was a Silver mining town in it's hay day. Mitchell wanted to stop there to tour the Bordello Museum. Well, I can tell you it was a disappointment. Just a thriftshop with murals of saloon girls hanging over second floor railings. The town is very quaint though, with antique stores and shops to purchase silver jewelry.
After Wallace we headed east towards Coeur d'Alene. I love Coeur d'Alene but this trip was about Sandpoint. So, onward and now northward towards Sandpoint. We are still in the mountains but it looks very different than Montana. It is greener and the valley floor is flatter. It is staring to rain too.
We had to forfeit the hike on a trail with views of the lake. It poured, it hailed, it is Spring in the mountains.
I took pics of the lake but with all the rain they didn't really come out. The hills around the lake look just like Carmel or Monterey, California. Pine covered, lush and misty.
The downtown is very quaint. You won't believe this...I met one of my Etsy customers in the second shop we entered! She complimented my necklace and asked for a card. She had shopped with me a year ago. I have had 2 Idaho customers and was so surprised! It was fun.
So, that was our little trip. Today we are heading up to Glacier National Park.