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Oh, what a beautiful day!
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Hiking at Farragut State Park
Submitted By edith on 11/06/02
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Memorial Day was a beautiful, sunny, warm day.  A rare treat these days when all we've had for weeks is rain, rain, and more rain!
 
But that just makes the sunny days all the more special, now doesn't it?
 
With the weather behaving so nicely, it seemed a shame to stay indoors, so Alex and I decided to go for a hike at Farragut State Park.  It's just around the corner from our house, and we go there quite often during the summer.   (Note: city corners and country corners are as different as night and day;)
 
Michelle came along, too - what fun!=)
 
There are so many shady, secluded paths.
 
A wild strawberry blossom...
 
During WWII, Farragut was the 2nd largest Naval training base in the world.  It was established as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
 
I know what you're thinking - a Naval training base...in Idaho?!
 
Well, who'd have thunk to look here? ;)
 
Although the base is now a state park, Lake Pend Oreille is still used by the Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment for testing large-scale submarine prototypes.  The lake is the 5th deepest lake in the US, being 1,150 ft. deep in some areas.  
 
Cool, huh?
 
There are still remnants of the base scattered about the park, like the stone chimney Alex is standing next to...
 
 
 
 
"Hey, look!  I found a quarter!"  (name that line;)
 
On the beach...
 
 
Happy Trails, y'all!
 
 
 

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Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
14 hours - 2,434v
Posted 2011/06/03 - 0:22 GMT
I saw you there... Josiah and I went to go find you, but you had disappeared! Oh well.. one of these days we will see you. :) That was a gorgeous day!
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/06/03 - 2:06 GMT
lol!  We're sneaky;)  Too bad we didn't see you guys!  We really do need to get together sometime soon:)
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
14 hours - 2,434v
Posted 2011/06/03 - 3:41 GMT
:) We were just about to leave as you pulled up, so Josiah and I went down to the boat ramp and met Mom and Dad there... We were hoping to meet up with you guys on the way. :( That we do! Really really badly! :) How have things been going with you?
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/06/08 - 5:22 GMT
Ah - we didn't walk all the way down to the boat launch, but took a little trail that followed the "cliffs" along the shoreline. :)
 
Things are going pretty well just now.  How about you?
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
14 hours - 2,434v
Posted 2011/06/09 - 16:47 GMT
I thought that was what you had done. :)
Glad to hear that! They are going well! Looks like we are going back to visit Sarah in a few months! I can't wait to see her.
See you Saturday??
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/06/09 - 21:17 GMT
How exciting!  That will be fun.
 
Yep, we'll be there Saturday, so see you then!:)
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
2 days - 4,412v
Posted 2011/06/04 - 17:45 GMT
Veggie tales?
     my word Tasha, I'm moving over there. The scenery? Pure gorgeousness.
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/06/08 - 5:24 GMT
Yup.  Veggie Tales;)
 
I'd like that=)  I won't argue with that - it is absolutely beautiful up here.
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
7 hours - 329v
Posted 2011/06/06 - 0:52 GMT
I love Farragut! We went there for Peter's birthday last year (in August), and while we didn't get to do much, we really enjoyed it. We were surprised how warm the water was!
 
QUOTE: "It's just around the corner from our house, and we go there quite often during the summer.   (Note: city corners and country corners are as different as night and day;)"
 
(Which probably means no more than ten minutes away, wot?) Now I'm jealous--it's a bit more of a drive from Post Falls to all that unspoiled loveliness. ;-)
 
God bless,
~"Wild Rose"~
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/06/08 - 5:31 GMT
I love Farragut, too!  When we go there with friends during the summer, it's tradition to jump in the water with our regular clothes on and go swimming. ;)  We also like to bring our musical instruments and play songs on the beach. 
 
Yes, it's under ten minutes away, which is definitely nice.  My dad buys passes for all of our cars at the beginning of the year because we go there so often. 
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
5 days - 26,111v
Posted 2011/08/16 - 4:00 GMT
Nice scenery! I wish I were there. I like hikes. Oh well, I probably live a long ways away though. I want to go there. I like the chimney picture!
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2011/08/16 - 20:50 GMT
Thank you for commenting! 
I quite agree - it is lovely and I'm very blessed to live here:)
Re: Oh, what a beautiful day!
5 days - 26,111v
Posted 2011/08/17 - 1:25 GMT
You're so lucky! It would be great to be there!

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