Our first guests were Carol and Terry from Calgary.
|Hanging out on the dock|
Dr. Forrest Bird is 93 years old - has been flying planes since he was 14 and is responsible for inventing early ventilators and in the 70s invented a respirator used on babies. Chances are if your baby was put on a respirator in the last 40 years, it would have been one of his. I had a chance to meet him, and commended him on making such a huge impact to the world. He humbly responded, "I had some help".
The museum has an amazing collection of his planes, cars, helicopters and inventions that he's created as well as others.
|This is just one of the rooms with air craft which all work and have access to the airstrip on the property.|
|Apple computer signed by Steve Wozniak, "Woz"|
|The Baby Bird Respirator is responsible for decreasing deaths in infants suffering from respiratory distress from 70% to 10%.|
|Boats and jet skis ready for summer|
|Nothing like sharing a glass of wine on a boat!|
|John taking a group picture of our dinner on the boat. Fun times.|
|Sun setting on the river|
|Laurel and John bobbing on the tube on Lake Pend O'Reille. The weather was in the 90s.....in July --- and we couldn't believe we almost had the lake all to ourselves.|
|Took the boat to 41 South and had a great dinner with John and Laurel.|
One of our favorite things to do is go to Windy Point in the shadow of the Monarch Mountains on Lake Pend O'Reille and anchor overnight. Our friends Paddy and Dave Carlson who have a place at Martins Bay joined us for dinner before they headed home at sunset.
|Boats rafted up|
|A grand feast with wonderful friends|
|Hard laughing, treading water, and doing some moves!|
|Carlsons heading off into the sunset|
|Finding a place to anchor|
|Woke up to a crystal clear morning|
|Game of Scrabble after breakfast|
|After hearing about how great Idaho is -- the Haldemans came to see for themselves!|
What a blast the last couple of weeks of visitors, boating and discovering a new "must see" place has been.
And people think Idaho is just potatoes.