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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Historic Walking Tour

Ft. Sherman Chapel
constructed 1880

Yesterday was 'date' day.  Hubby and I visited our local museum for a nearby walking tour of historic Ft. Sherman.

 Our guide was General William Carlin, commander of Ft. Sherman ... dressed in a period uniform from the War Between the States (aka .. the Civil War).  The 90 minute walk was leisurely .. and included many shade filled stops along the way.  Wearing a boiled wool uniform is hot, no matter your rank!
Ft. Sherman Officers Quarters
constructed 1878

Three quarters size replica of original fort entrance
Fort Sherman ammunition building
 If you're up to a nice leisurely stroll around Coeur d'Alene or Ft. Sherman (now known as North Idaho College), be sure to get your tour tickets at the Museum of North Idaho.  Adults $15 and worth every penny :)
A beautiful stroll along Lake Coeur d'Alene
Our date ended with an inexpensive lunch at the Mexican Food Factory at the corner of Fourth and Birch in Midtown, Coeur d'Alene.  According to the owner/chef ... it's the oldest Mexican food establishment in CDA.  The food was very good ... and tasted like homemade.  Great salsa!!!  Lunch for two, including tea and lemonade was $13.00.   Get out and explore your neighborhood!  We did and had a blast!


Maggie Ann said...

That looks like a wonderful day, full of history and rich with enjoyment. I'm wanting to visit some of the battlefields around here. It's been in the high 80's though. =(

Felisol said...

I am also for getting to know ones close environments.
Until now I only knew about the Sherman tanks which helped the English win the desert war in WW2.
museum looks peaceful though and well kept.Dinner and tea two for 13 USD, that is a dream...

Jada's Gigi said...

What a lovely date day!

Pat said...

Perfect day in a beautiful place. Is that the church you took us to see?
I so wish Hal had better health and could walk, there is so much to take you time and see. Enjoy each step you take!
Oh NO, I just saw the dreaded comment moderator..here I go!

Crown of Beauty said...

Wow, that place Coeur d'Alene keeps popping up in my life... the scenes you showed in the photos are all beautiful, how much more in real life!

And the dinner and tea for two, at only $13, and Mexican at that (I love Mexican food)...

Something to think about.

Saija said...

how sweet that you guys have your dates ... :) ... love the pics too ...

i'm hoping that leo might be feeling well enough to go out for supper on our 38th anniversary (coming up in a few weeks) - we were hopeful that the new meds he is taking would rejuvenate his daily life ... but? well ... we'll see ...

(hugs) and blessings on ya!

Jim said...

It looks like a wonderful place to walk, M&M. I am not sure if I have ever been there or not. Somehow we came from Washington state to Yellowstone, along U.S. Highway 10 and / or Hwy 20 way back when.

We have plenty of historic places here also and have visited most. In the summer they need to be air conditioned.

Dorothy Adamek said...

I love those walking tours. The more historical, the better! Loved the 1875 house, as I'm researching kit homes sent from America to Australia in the late 1800s. Thanks for sharing the pics. xx