|Coeur d'Alene Lake|
|Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial|
Then we visited the oldest standing building in Idaho, the Cataldo Mission, which surprised me by being so different from the West Coast Missions I visited in my youth. It was grand and beautiful. We walked the grounds a bit. Then Dolores took us to the local Rails to Trails path, where you can ride, by bicycle, the whole 88 mile width of Northern Idaho on a former railroad path. Due to time constraints, we passed on the Old Bordello Museum as well as several other historic sights. We also missed, due to it being the off season, a chance to ride on the longest single suspension gondola at Silver Mountain Resort. The Silver Valley has such a rich history and is such an interesting combination of resorts with golf courses and down to earth people, that we know we have to spend some more time there, in a part of the country we hadn't really known about before this trip. I'm feeling grateful that the chance to visit with my high school acquaintance ended up teaching me so much about this country.
|Dawn and Dolores on her deck|
|Larry and Kody|