Welcome to North Idaho

To live in a place other people dream of visiting is incredible. Through the lens of my camera OnLocation North Idaho will bring you a slice of life as we know it in the Idaho panhandle. Enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Only in North Idaho

I see a lot of interesting things and meet a lot of interesting people OnLocation in North Idaho but this morning was memorable. At the Blackwell Island recreational area, across Hwy. 95 from the Cedars Floating Restaurant, there's a boat launch. I had to do a double take when I spotted this travel trailer turned pontoon boat in the parking lot. It's a piece of folk art with a dash of American ingenuity. The 30-year-old travel trailer has an outboard motor and is attached to makeshift fiberglass pontoons, which come down when it's on the water but come up and to rest on the roof when in transit. The astroturf on top of the pontoons is a nice touch, a bit of a floating patio. I sure would have loved to have seen this contraption on the lake!