My Town Monday: Water Recreation

The great thing about living where I do is the close proximity of recreational water activities.

kayaking

Kayaking with my husband, Oct. 2012

The main river runs right through town and there are parks alongside it in various places.

In The Good Ol' Summertime

In The Good Ol’ Summertime

Yesterday afternoon we were out at the lake house of some friends, enjoying paddle-boating, tubing, and general water play. Confession: aside from 30 minutes of paddle-boating, I stuck to sitting in the shade and enjoying the view… which was fabulous but I did not bring my camera with me.

Lake Coeur d’Alene

Luckily, I did bring my camera with me on Saturday when I drove out to the to the Boy Scout camp where EB is working this summer. Without 300 people running around, it was very peaceful.

"war canoes"

“war canoes”

And with the heat wave gone, our temperatures are back into the mid-80’s (around 30 C) with a pleasant breeze — in other words, pure perfection.

Lake Coeur d'Alene

Lake Coeur d’Alene

I love living here!

Friday Five: Point of Inspiration, and Back to the ’80s

on display

on display

N-Sid-Sen t-shirt quilt

N-Sid-Sen t-shirt quilt

N-Sid-Sen is the native name for this “Point of Inspiration” where braves would go to wait patiently and seek a vision. It was a terrific place for a scrapbooking retreat.

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I spent a bit of quiet time in that rocker (3rd from left).

the view from the rocking chairs

the view from the rocking chairs

You might recall that I’ve been going through photos, looking for classic 1980’s fashion. Here is proof that others had it, even if I didn’t…

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The woman on the left (in the group of 4) is wearing an outfit she actually wore to work when pregnant with her daughters in the mid-80's. I love that she gave herself a faux-baby-tummy to complete this look on Saturday!

The woman on the left (in the group of 4) is wearing an outfit she actually wore to work when pregnant with her daughters in the mid-80’s. I love that she gave herself a faux-baby-tummy to complete this look on Saturday!

Scrapbooking weekends are proof that “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!”