from the Waste family travels for Bechtel Corporation
Our house in the
Selkirk Mountains of Sandpoint
This is the house we lived in. Among
other unusual features, there was a swimming pool the size of
a small lake. On the
right is the shallow end of the enormous pool. Click on them
for a better view. A fast-running mountain stream on the property
supplied the pool water and an occasional frog.
Lots of Northern Leopard Frogs lived
in the creeks and ponds on our property.
The border with Canada was so close
we could go on family outings to British Columbia and Alberta
My Mom and Dad
My Mom in our living room.
Our driveway in the spring, during "Mudweek"
Jim Waste, my Dad, who
grew a heavy black beard towards the end of our stay in Sandpoint.
My Dad was known around northern
Idaho as "The Gun Collector". He eventually acquired
an excellent antique gun collection.