Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Coeur D'Alene
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I started the day picking up where I left off in Nelson yesterday. Got a nice breakfast at a café on Baker Street (the primary shopping strip of Nelson; why did I find myself humming Gerry Rafferty?), and then continued my further exploration of town. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entire area was just bursting with fall color this late in October at this latitiude; maybe not as many reds as at "peak", but certainly a few, and plenty of yellows ...
... one orange that we had in our bag but hadn’t told them about. Geez, don’t get me started, they wouldn’t even let me use the bathroom!
Coeur D’Alene is a beautiful lake-resort community, but the highlight for me was getting to spend time quality time with my brother Matt, his wife Rachel and daughter ...
... River Ale is the more refreshing of the two. In truth, I can't really differentiate between them. The only indicator that I'm drinking the Twilight Ale comes from Mel's derisive laughter and conclusion that it's named after the Twilight series. Dammit, she's right. Aw, well, I'd serve both to guests Tomorrow is a full day at the campground and I'm excited to be sitting still. The campground itself is nice and quiet and a short stretch to the ...
... Before leaving Montana, time for a small detour to visit the Ross Creek Giant Cedars Park, where over some 40 hectares there are many 500-years old red ceddars, some with more then 3.5 meters in diameter and 50 m high. Beautiful shapes, great pictures.
Finally a 150 Km run to Coeur d'Alene, where we are staying at the Coeur d' Alene Hotel and Spa overlooking the lake.
Just outside town we stopped for petrol ...
... including some with chicks in them). Other wildlife is often seen, including deer, moose and bald eagles. The Centennial Trail winds along part of the river for those who'd rather walk or ride their bikes, instead of rafting.
All in all, a fun day! We met some nice people, enjoyed the warm weather, water fights, and are grateful ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Coeur D'Alene
Nice hotel. Free dinner and breakfast included.
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