I’m presently visiting Sandpoint, ID. I’d been through here and stayed briefly, in 2000, on my way to a dude ranch in Marion, MT. I had wanted to ride all day and eat with several people at the table and that led me to the dude ranch. Rides were anywhere from 2 hours to my last one of 8 hours herding cattle. There were always at least 15 or more people around the breakfast and dinner table. I even got to go see Glacier National Park again, too. But…I digress. I had liked Sandpoint then, so it’s great to explore it more. I’m not as fond of it as I am Coeur d’Alene, but it’s a small town in the midst of gorgeous country, trains going by daily on both sides of town, a slough, rivers leading into and out of the lake here and the lake is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the country.
On my walks though, it is the whimsical and odd that catch my eye. Come with me and see the various sights that caught my attention. All photos were taken with my older Samsung phone camera.
This sculpture is on a downtown street corner. I wondered if it was made by the same person who made the open heart sculpture in Coeur d’Alene.
Here’s a view of the Chuck Slough from Pine Street, just south of Travers Park.
This stop sign caught my eye. I figured whoever made those stickers and added them to the sign had a great sense of humor. This sign was also bordering Pine Street, a few blocks from Travers park.
This is a very innovative recycling of a tree stump.
I walked past this amazing tree house. It had a spiral staircase that started at ground level and wound all the way up to the tree house. The tree house is two stories and there is a window on the back side, too.
And lastly, is my go to trail when it is too warm or I have missed my cool morning walk. I have to drive to this trail but a large part of the 1.5 mile long trail is shaded and I can stop and get my feet wet in the lake. It is called the Pend Oreille Bay Trail. It runs along Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced “Ponderay”).
Of course there are also beautiful mountains, lots of huge pine and other trees, pretty landscaped yards….but these are some of the other views that catch my eye as I stroll along every day.
I appreciate you joining me on this walk. Please come along again on another one of my adventures.