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Friday, May 23, 2008

Religion. Politics and the Weather

Well, Okay I promised myself to blog more often. So I sat my "Self" down and said, "Self you have to find something interesting to talk to the folks about". "Self" says, " Well, there's three things you can talk about -- Religion, Politics, and the Weather".

Religion , while I have deep religious convictions I prefer to keep them private and not to be discussed on this blog.

Politics, well that's a whole new can of worms. Politics is a lot like religion. Its private and also nobody's business. Besides my Mother always said, "If you don't have something good to say, keep your trap shut. So I will take her advice and "keep my trap shut" on that one too.

Well. Guess what? that only leaves the weather and there is certainly a lot of discussion about that. We are still under flood watch, however, the freeways are dry. The lake is to crest today. Since I am having a bout of cabin fever I thought I would check out the water myself to see if it is really as high as the newsmakers say it is. I see a road trip coming on. HI HO HI HO its Off to Coeur d'Alene I go.
The lake is higher than I have seen it for awhile. Going around the east end of the lake in some places the water is about one foot from the road. Trees and bushes are underwater. Looks like they have been planted there.

On to Beauty Bay, this is Varnum Creek. The rocks here have lots of minerals in them. You can break them open and they are very shiny with mineral inside. At one time there was a mining company here with 64 claims, one hundred acres per claim. That was a total of 6400 acres It was owned by Magnum Tin Corporation and mined by the LaNore family.
This rock was brought from the top of Mt. Coeur d'Alene on a grapple skidder and traded for a fifth of whiskey. I love this rock. It has lots of character like its previous owner. Rest in peace Bette.
and a very cute waterfall

I don't think there is any chance I will go boating today...

These flowers standing in the water intrigued me.
More docks! It will be awhile before these boats see passengers walking on the docks. Notice how close the road and the water are.

Now to check out farther east and the Wolf Lodge Campground. I have to many photos to post so I will post them in a separate blog.

As in the words of my father, "That's almost it for today".

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