On the way home Wednesday, I listened to the discussion about summer and our national pastime on the ESPN700 radio show, featuring Dennis Patchin, Rick Lukens, Keith Osso and Vince Grippi. One host insisted that baseball remains the national pastime, although football is America’s sport. Baseball, he said, is associated with those carefree days of summers gone by when we were free from school for three months. At one point, one of the ESPN700 team raised the question: Do you know the best place in the world for a young man to be on the Fourth of July? I almost raised my hand in my rig because I knew the answer. He continued: “Coeur d’Alene.” Of course. It’s hard to beat the parade, beach, lake and fireworks on a Coeur d’Alene Fourth of July. The ESPN crew also mentioned the beach eye candy attracted by a Coeur d’Alene Fourth of July. I’ve never been a single, young man in Coeur d’Alene. I was married and 34 when I arrived in 1984. As one who walks along the waterfront at least five days a week year-round, however, I’d say viewtiful Coeur d’Alene is the place to be for men of all ages. On any day. Women, too/DFO, SR Sunday Huckleberries. More here.
Other SR weekend columns:
- Battlefield diplomacy hits mark/Shawn Vestal
- Eye on Boise: Sen. Hill donates to rival's campaign/Betsy Russell
- Smart Bombs? Redskins' team name rooted in bigotry/Gary Crooks
- In the Garden: 17th annual Coeur d'Alene garden tour/Susan Mulvihill
- Spokane Indians' hitting coach has impressive resume/John Blanchette
Question: Did you enjoy -- or endure -- your 4th of July holiday?