Friday, June 19, 2015

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Gerry and I have heard about the Coeur d'Alene area for a long time and we have wanted to check it out for years.  Well, we are here now and think it is a beautiful area and can see why people love it so much.  We could easily spend a month or two in the area and enjoy it.

We took a ride downtown by the lake yesterday and saw many people sunning, swimming and boating.  It must be freezing cold at this time of the year but it didn't seem to bother those in the water.  The area was very busy with a lot of people and vehicles so we didn't get a chance to stop and walk around.

These two children were sitting in the antlers of a moose statue on main street.  Gerry wanted to get a picture of the moose, but this family was hanging around a long time and we decided to move on.

This area looked very inviting and we hope to make it back there again and sit outside along the lake.  The small building on the right is a coffee shop.  It would be nice to have a nice coffee and roll there while we enjoy the view.

The Car d'Lane Car & Swap Meets 25th annual show for pre-75 Classic vehicles is being held this Friday & Saturday.  We saw this old Lincoln Continental convertible driving down the highway.  It was a beautiful car and looked to be in original condition.  Hopefully we can make it down town to check out the over 1,800 cars that are expected to be at the show.  

Gerry found out about a casino about 25 miles south of town and we decided to check it out.  It is owned by the Coeur d'Alene Indians and is a hotel, casino and RV park.  The RV park isn't that great from what we saw with only electric, on asphalt and very sloped.  It would be difficult to level a RV in this park.

The casino was very nice except for all the smokers.  They had one small section for non-smokers but it had limited  machines to play and they were mostly occupied when we came in.  Once we signed up for the Players Club we went out and gambled their $10 they gave to each of us.  We wound up playing for a couple hours and left $3 poorer.  Cheap entertainment and we earned points toward prizes so we may come out ahead in the end.

Very nice statue at the entrance to the Casino

Part of the hotel/casino complex.
This morning a volunteer from the Elks Lodge came by and asked if he could take a picture of us outside our motorhome.  I thought that was a little strange and said Gerry wasn't feeling that well.  He then asked if I would pose for the picture.  Later on he came by and gave me two copies of the following photo.  So, I am going to include it as an advertisement for the lodge here in Coeur d'Alene.  They have a 30 space park with 50amp, water and grass sites for Elks only.  The only drawback to the park is that they don't have sewer or a dump station, but there is a free dump station a few miles down the road.

  I signed up for the pork chop dinner this evening and since Gerry was feeling a little better, we joined the others for an excellent dinner of pork chops, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, rolls and cheesecake.  It was more than we could eat and brought home a doggy bag with enough for another meal.

Gerry decided it was time to see a doctor once again for the coughing and congestion issues she has been going through for a month.  There was an urgent care facility about 4 blocks from us and we headed there after lunch.  We did pass by an animal hospital and I thought it may be cheaper to stop there, but she nixed that.

She had a short wait at the urgent care and saw a doctor who said she had a bad sinus infection.   He prescribed an antibiotic and she will be on that for 10 days.  We both hope this clears up her problem and she can start to feel better soon.

That was our day, how was yours? 


  1. Must be the week-end for car shows. Our friend, Paul, called from Michigan and he was at a really huge car show (they expect over 10,000 cars) up there. I look at the cars today and I think that in 50 or 60 years from now these cars are not going to be classics like we know. That's sad. I'm sure hoping those antibiotics help Gerry so she can really enjoy that beautiful area.

  2. Sorry about Gerry. That's what I had last winter so I know it isn't fun. Hope she feels better soon.