Sunday, June 21, 2015

Car d'Lane Car & Swap Meet

The Car d'Lane car show was today and we decided to check out some of the cars late in the afternoon.  The big show was Friday night with the cars cruising down Sherman Ave in Coeur d'Alene.  We didn't learn about the cruising until it was too late to get there, plus we thought it would be so crowded that we'd have to park blocks away.

About the time we arrived downtown a number of emergency vehicles raced past us.  As we got closer to all the action we noticed a huge plume of smoke along the side of the lake.  The wind was blowing it away from us so it wasn't too bad, but later the wind shifted and the smoke become very heavy in the area.  Eventually it drove us out of the area since it was bothering both of us.  We heard on the late night news that they had it under control and it didn't pose any danger to Coeur d'Alene.  Last year we were close to a forest fire in the Sedona, AZ area and didn't want a repeat of that. 

There were many streets blocked off and it was difficult to get close to where the cars were on display but we managed to get close enough to take photos as they went down the street.  Rather than include large numbers of photos in the blog I have created a collage of a few of them.

There was a chopped '50 Mercury on the street and we couldn't get a real good picture of it since the sun was directly behind the car.  It was a classic chop job with all the chrome removed, lowered, white walls and fender skirts.  I would have given it best of show, but then again I am partial to 50 Mercuries.

 After checking the cars we went geocaching for a while and found a cache nearby the Elks Lodge.  I wanted to make sure I added Idaho to my list for states where I found a cache.

By this time we were getting hungry and started to look for a local restaurant and avoid national chains.  As luck would have it, there was a fish house restaurant nearby.  We both had a taste for seafood and  fish tacos and shrimp tacos plates were soon in front of us.  The meals were good and we picked up some smoked steelhead salmon to take home.  Gerry makes a great salmon, horseradish and cream cheese spread and I'm eager to have some soon.

 We had a slow day and mostly took it easy and lazied around the motorhome.  That was our day, how was yours?

1 comment:

  1. The crowds are the major reason we don't "do" a lot of things. And if it's a car show - I'll usually let Jim go by himself. We go out of our way to find local restaurants rather than chains. Jim is off flying his plane this morning. Really not much going on down here. Happy Father's Day