For whatever reason, Zizou seems to draw attention. Today in Coeur d’Alene was off the charts however. At least two dozen groups of people had to be told today "he’s a wirehaired pointing griffon". An equal number of groups were content walking by smiling and saying, "look at that shaggy dog!"
Moose Market on the main drag of Coeur d’Alene earns high marks, however. We spent a couple hours there drinking beers with Zizou. They’ve got a small food menu including gourmet bratwurst and cheeses.
Worn out by his admiring fans, he finally just went to sleep at my feet.
Earlier in the day we did a quick 3.5 mile nature trail at Mineral Ridge 10 miles east of Coeur d’Alene—I’m purposefully not calling it a hike. But it was a nice little stroll with a sweet view of the lake at the peak.
After a long nap at the excellent Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn, the three of us found a table at Le Piastre for dinner. Our neighbors were our same neighbors from our afternoon drinks so we obviously did a good job finding the places the locals go. And add another half dozen "what kind of dog is that?!" questions to the scoreboard.