On the road with Ed and Judie travel blog

Albeni Falls bench

overlook of Aleni Dam and power plant

active WA country church

Pend Oreille River

old truck, coulda bought it

Reardon WA grain silos

grain fields

Wolf at Wolf People's


We decided to take a side trip on our way west. We went North to Sandpoint from Coeur d'Alene then West to Newport WA. We went North from Newport along the Pend Oreille River about 20 miles to see a spot that has advertised RV Lots for Sale for a couple of years. Back to Newport before going South to Spokane, then West to Davenport and finally North about 25 miles to the RV camp (and casino, hehehe,) on Lake Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake for the night. Wow! 220 miles traveled and we did'nt go 60 miles West! That is the fun of being retired and seeing the US.

The road to Sandpoint is a two-lane road (as was all the road this day) with farming of grain and hay. We spent time looking around Sandpoint, and had some good views of lake Pend Oreille. Sandpoint is the home of Cold Water Creek (women's clothes) and they had a retail store for Judie to visit (and buy). Sandpoint is a very cute (shopping) and friendly town. We walked around Sandpoint and had a sandwich in the public market.

We made a stop at Albeni Falls Dam and Hydro plant) overlook on the Priest River on the way to Newport.

We were a little disappointed in the Skookum Rendezvous RV Resort area. It is very isolated and looks like a large old gravel bar along the river. It had few trees and lots of sand and gravel. It was a large development with an area where they have the smaller RV lots in a RV Park setting and then larger lots were sold with development for RV or small homes. The men were very friendly, two of them invited us to spend the night free. We didn't see anything to explore and wanted to move on down the road.

Our travels to Davenport took us through a lot of Spokane and to I-90 where we were on the Freeway for maybe 6 miles total for the day. The 25 mikes of road back to Lake Roosevelt was isolated with what appeared to be large farms.

The RV Park was at a small Indian Casino with minimum services but nice area and lots of spaces. This is definitely a destination park on the lake with marina and boating services. Perfect, if you have a boat. the weather continues to be great, mid-80"s and clear skies.



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