Trip to Sandpoint Idaho (updated)

In June 2001, I took my mother to Sandpoint Idaho to visit an old friend that use to live on the same block she did when they were children. These pictures were taken with my old Sony; the first digital camera I owned.

Sandpoint Idaho. June 29 & 30, 2001.

The cats were owned by a man and women who were also visiting; they were staying in an Air Stream travel trailer. He had stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-day.

Lake Pend Oreille is quite deep and during WW2 a large portion of it was restricted when it was used for Navel training during the war.

Sandpoint was all over the news in the 1990's while federal agents blockaded an extremist stronghold near there; the standoff ended badly.

Arnold Swartzenegger had a large home on the eastern end of the lake when we visited Sandpoint in 2001; I presume he still has it. The future Governor had obtained a section of the Berlin wall and had it placed near the entrance gate of his property. I saw it when I drove up to the gate the last day we were there. You can see the top of it from outside the gate. For some reason I forget I have a camera; I really wish I had taken a picture of it .

1 comment:

Nick said...

It looks like a peaceful place to live (except for the piano).