Thursday, August 03, 2006
July 31 2006 Koocanusa Lake
Ran errands in Sandpoint, said goodbye to Kelly and headed for Libby MT. We stopped at Bonner’s Ferry for lunch at the casino. Beautiful setting on the Kootenai River. Hard to believe this spring they had to sandbag the casino. We continued heading east on Rt 2 and stopped at a beautiful falls right along the highway. Kootenai Falls. We had to hike about ¼ mile to the river and we just sat and enjoyed it for awhile. At Libby we turned north on Rt 37. We had been told about the beautiful drive along the lake. 12 miles out of town we came to a COE park on the river about 2 miles below the dam. A FREE site right on the river. Lots of ospreys and blue herons. The ranger warned us there were bears in the area but we haven’t seen any.
Tuesday, August 1, where did July go. We took a wonderful drive along the west side of the lake, crossed over and went to Eureka for an ice cream then went back home via the east side of the lake. KOO (for Kootenai, CAN for Canada and USA) is how the Lake Koocanusa got named. 50 miles is in the USA and the rest is in Canada. The dammed river is, of course, the Kootenai. Bob fixed hot sausage sandwiches when we got back. Canfield Fair time again, hmmm. Nice campfire, too.
Wednesday, relaxing day, catching up on chores and blogs and emails since we have the internet again. In the afternoon we went into Libby, stopped at the visitors center, went to a museum that had a Smithsonian exhibit regarding food. Then we went to the VFW and ELKS lodges before having a delicious steak dinner. Back at the campground we had new neighbors, Art and Judy, who we invited over for our campfire. They are new to rving and we gave them lots of tips and advice.
This is a short one but we are moving tomorrow to Kalispell and Glacier National Park so that will be a travelog in itself.