Schweitzer Mountain View

IMG_20140817_160144.jpgThis is the southern view from Schweitzer Mountain. In the distance we could see Pend Oreille Lake.

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Schweitzer Mountain

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a ski resort in the western United States in northern Idaho, 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Sandpoint. Located in Bonner County in the Selkirk Mountains, it overlooks Lake Pend Oreille to the southeast with views of the Bitterroot and Cabinet mountain ranges. The ski area is approximately 45 miles (72 km) south of the Canadian border.

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Visit to Sandpoint

IMG_20140817_135015.jpgThis is the view from a shopping mall at Sandpoint. Nestled between three mountain ranges on magnificent Lake Pend Oreille, with a wide variety of outdoor recreation plus arts and cultural events happening weekly, Sandpoint is amazing. And only a couple of hours drive from Spokane!

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Pend Oreille County Park

IMG_20140817_122901.jpgThe county north of Spokane is Pend Oreille. This watershed information sign is at the entrance to Pend Oreille County Park. The forested areas leading to the Selkirk Mountains are a quick drive from Spokane and offer hiking, fishing, skiing, shopping. All in all, a great destination for family fun!

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Ready for School?

IMG_20140815_162743.jpgChildren all over our city are preparing for their return to school. Stores have rows and rows of supplies, moms stand with lists in hand, and kids look excited. There’s so much fun in a package of new, clean paper, sharp pencils and bright colored markers!

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Coast Trading Company

IMG_20140813_141914.jpgThese grain elevators are located at the intersection of Ruby & Division. Supposedly there are plans to make the site into an antique mall. It’s plain from the picture….they’ve been there a long, long time! Alone they probably qualify as “antique”.

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St. John’s

IMG_20140725_140408.jpgThe southern view from the Children’s Hospital shows St. John’s Cathedral. Even though other pictures of the Cathedral are on this blog, this shot always reminds me of what one volunteer in the SHMC Children’s Hospital told all the children “that’s Batman’s castle”. I think some of them may have believed him!

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IMG_20140804_131737.jpgNeed a good place for kids (young and old) to have a party? Check into Wonderland. Miniature golf, indoor video games, go-karts, black light mini-golf, zip line, bumper boats, batting cages…………and areas for birthday parties. Whee……………

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Greenbluff Shops

IMG_20140804_141259.jpgFun shops at Greenbluff. This is a small example of some of the wonderful items available in some of the Greenbluff stores. Such fun, even if just to do a little window shopping.

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Riverpark Square

IMG_20140807_102050.jpgDowntown….where shopping, entertainment, park activities and more….all collide. Spokane is alive and well. Today there was a terrific street musician for our enjoyment. Visit today!

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