We spent two days touring the beautiful city if Coeur d”Alene, Idaho. The last time I visited Coeur d”Alene was back in 1980 when I was a working stiff. I said then that it was the most beautiful town I had ever seen. That is every bit as true now as it was then! I remember saying to myself back then, that I had to come back. Well, I made it.
Many years ago when Ms. Pat and I began traveling I told her that one place I had to take her was Coeur d”Alene. We have tried to make plans to come here for over 10 years and something always came up that kept us from making the trip. I began to think I may never make it and maybe it wasn’t supposed to be. But this year we made the plans to come up here and “finally”,it really happened.
The gardens and flowers in the area are outstanding…..
The streets are all lined with flower arrangements hanging from the street lights…
Ms. Pat and I renewed our vows on a point with the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Lake in the background..
Our good friends Larry and Geri renewed their vows at this beautiful spot with us.. They were the owners and originators of the Broken Arrow Campground just 3 miles from us back home in Custer. They sold the Campground and just happened to be vacationing near Sandpoint, ID and came to tour the area with us..
We camped together at the Elks Club in Coeur d’Alene. It is a beautiful campground with 33 grass sites with water and 50amp electricity hookups. It was so good to have them there with us to see all the sites…
One of the things that always amazed me was this beautiful golf course right near downtown Coeur d’Alene……on the waters edge.
There are many beautiful golf courses in this country, but not many that have the 19th hole out in the lake… They hit from the T-box on shore and then take a little boat out to this green and do their putting. This is what stuck in my mind as one of the great attractions of this course and I was glad to see it was still here!
I will do my best to put a slideshow here if you wish to see more pictures of the area…..
|Coeur d'Alene _ Aug 2012|
Saturday morning early we headed back East towards home. We had one more stop to make and that was an important one that Ms. Pat and I were excited about. We have heard so much about our good friends Mike and Janna’s place near Big Timber, MT. We were finally going to get a chance to see it and visit with them a couple days before we make the last leg of our journey on home. We departed Coeur d’Alene about 7am and it was an easy drive 450 miles to East Boulder near McLeod, MT. We pulled in just as usual at Happy Hour………. Mike and Janna were at the end of their road waiting for us.
Here is a picture I borrowed from Janna that she took as we carefully maneuvered up their driveway… Wow, What a beautiful place!!
It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!
Thanks for stopping by. Come on back on Wednesday and I may just have a few more pictures……..
Travel Safe and God Bless…
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