... Greg Lee and I took what should be our last stroll on the "closed" Dike Road during the noon time. The Dike Road is scheduled to open Friday. Justin Kimberling was still busy with his backhoe. And there were some trucks, pickups and another piece of heavy equipment in use. But the work on the levee sides appeared to be complete. You'll be impressed with the smooth contour, the many new paths leading down to the water, and the more open view. Some of you, I suspect, will be shocked by the open view, especially along the Spokane River. But some might be pleasantly shocked re: the view. As we were walking today, the southerly wind was whipping off Lake Coeur d'Alene, chilling us. "It wouldn't be so cold," Greg quipped, "if there were more trees to block the wind." We laughed.