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By Frank Watson
Freelance Columnist 

Everyone Needs a Happy Place


August 8, 2019

When our legs began to complain about the climb into the overhead bunk of our camper, my wife and I bought a year-round cabin on the Pend Oreille River. It has become our get away when the normal pressures of life need release. One such day last March we decided to go to the cabin and take a day trip to the Kalispel Swan Festival. The newspaper told us the ice was still on the lake where the swans normally stop. We were a little bummed, but decided to come anyway. To our delight, the swans had decided to settle on the open water across from our cabin. I set up a telescope to get a close-up...

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