Just got back from a business trip to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We stayed at the big resort on the northern shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The local Indian tribe were named “Coeur d’Alene” by the French settlers. It means “Heart of an Awl” reflecting the local tribe’s sharp trading practices. The 25-mile lake is home to John Elway and Dennis Franz, among others. The highlight of my week was renting a kayak from the only local paddling outfitter, for an early morning kayak around the lake. The long picture above was stitched together from 5 seperate photos.