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On the Waterfront

These are the winter days that I remember in the middle of summer when the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene is overrun by tourists and visitors from Spokane. I want to ask them: Where were you in late December when the snow was blowing side ways off the water -- and the footing was dicey? Actually, the footing for my three-mile walk along the waterfront was decent today. The worst section was the unshoveled sidewalk north of the SR. Once I crossed Northwest Boulevard into the Education Corridor/Centennial Trail area, I was good to go. (I applaud the city parks department for running a small snow plow along the Centennial Trail and at City Park.) However, near the University of Idaho center, I ran into snow blowing side ways, from the west off the river. At the mouth of the Spokane River, the snow was blowing south off the lake. I encountered only two other fools out walking. The trip today took me about 15 minutes longer than usual.

Question: How do you get your exercise during winter?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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