Alix was pining for her boyfriend and her car. Pam was missing our dog and cats. Zach wanted to play his guitar and hang with his buds. And I wanted to get the 7 hour drive over with. So, we decided to head back from our vacation a couple of days early.
We did almost everything we wanted to do while touring the Northwest. We ate at a few good restaurants, visited Silverwood theme park – where Pam actually rode the corkscrew roller coaster (!), worked our butts off in a paddle boat, and relaxed on Lake Coeur d’Alene on our inner tubes.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is a lovely city. The downtown strip reminds me of the strip in Kirkland, Washington. Lots of small shops and eateries. Updated buildings. And it’s right on Lake Coeur d’Alene. They’ve created a fabulous beach area for swimming, and have some of the greenest grass in the world.