I’ve been visiting lovely Coeur d’Alene, ID and love its beauty, friendliness, art scattered all about, and how easy it is to get around and explore the town and area. Here are some random shots taken on my walks.
The name “Coeur d’Alene” means “Heart of the Awl” , in French. The town was settled by French Trappers and they found the local natives to have tough trading practices. Heart of the Awl means Sharp-hearted. This sculpture stands outside the visitors center on Sherman Ave.
This B and B and event center, Roosevelt Inn, was the first schoolhouse, originally built in 1905. It is located at 105 E. Wallace Ave. , a few blocks north of Sherman, the main downtown street.
These stunning feather sculptures are located on Northwest Blvd. just south of the I-90 freeway.
If you walk west of the feather sculptures, you come to the Village of Riverstone, with condos, restaurants, stores and other businesses. West of that is a man-made little lake, at Riverstone Park. There is a fountain, restrooms, a playground, benches and scupltures scattered around the park and lake. This whimsical sculpture caught my eye.
West of that is a paved trail, Centennial Trail, that extends from Spokane, WA to CDA and a little southwest of it. West of that trail is a gravel trail, and if you scramble down a ways west, you can find this little trail right next to the Spokane River. It only goes south a ways until you come to the recently built homes and dock there.
Thanks for joining me on my journey and taking the time to read my blog!