2016 RV Trip travel blog

Lake Coeur d'Alene

Terrain surrounding Lake

A marina on the Lake


We arrived in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho yesterday and went to dinner at the Cedars, a floating restaurant on the lake.

Today we went into the town of Coeur D'Alene and walked the longest floating walk-way in the world. This is a very up-scale town, beautifully landscaped, lovely buildings and a nice downtown area in which to walk and shop. After lunch we took the Lake Coeur D'Alene Scenic By-way. This lake is 32 miles long, has 40 separate bays and covers an area of 50 square miles. The lake was formed over 10,000 years ago by glaciers with an elevation of 2,124 ft. It's depth is unknown.

It was impossible to get a picture that shows the full lake and all its beauty. Many of the homes on the lake are private and are not5 Reservation is also here.

The Mullan Military Road was build between 1858-62 by Lt. John Mullan's crew. This was the first Northwest engineered highway and connected Fort Benton to Fort Walla Walla. This road was 625 miles long and today is mainly I-90.

Tomorrow we head to Montana. We are looking forward to arriving in Helena for an extended visit with our younger daughter, Christina.

Will probably not post as many blogs for the next couple of weeks, but will pick up again when we head East.

In the meantime, take care, stay safe and have a great Memorial Day Week-end.

Clara



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