I still have to stop and think about how to spell- Coeur d'Alene.  

WHERE did this name come from?

The first white people to encounter the Coeur d'Alene's were French trappers and traders. It was one of these Frenchmen who found the tribe to be vastly experienced and skilled at trading, thus the name "Coeur d'Alene,"meaning "heart of the awl." The nickname stuck.

Still have to think-even after writing it over and over!

You will be surprised--perhaps shocked to found out these people I travel with CAN relax!

Babs has family living in Coeur d'Alene.  She had no problem emailing and asking for a lake outing.  It is wonderful to have an obliging family!

Note--the small island in the picture
This is a floating tee for the golf resort.

We were given the royal treatment and grand tour by sister in law- Sue and nephew- Brent and Ginny.  Who would believe this beautiful sun bathed lake freezes over and is surrounded by snow in the winter!

The wind was up and the lake was choppy--so we headed to one of the connecting rivers.  Thank goodness for wind protection-- my stomach does NOT like to rock and roll!

We spent an enjoyable and relaxing day---and OH YES---we might have eaten at the beautiful Coeur d'Alene resort.

AND--we needed the rest and nourishment to prepare to hit the hiking trail AGAIN tomorrow!

Psalms 65:8


  1. Wonderful memories, Lulu. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    God bless.

  2. Big glad yo0u had a wonderful time...I wonder, and I will have to Google this, how does one pronounce Coeur d'Alene. lol

  3. I believe this island is a must visit a place and I can see how you guys are enjoying too. Let's see when will I get a chance to visit this wonderful place.


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