Kingston 5 Ranch
Travel Blogs from Coeur d'Alene
... crossed over the continental divide. For those of you who remember your geography… and I quote from Wikipedia… "The continental divide separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific Ocean from those river systems that drain into the Atlantic Ocean (including those that drain into the Gulf of Mexico)." I have always found it remarkable how far to the west the divide occurs and found it no less so ...
... presented me with an option to immediately re-enter the USA at the northwest corner of Washington state, or continue further on the Canada side back to Creston (through which I had passed on my way to the ferry yesterday) where the border crossing is at the north end of Idaho. Since I was heading for Idaho for the night, I chose the latter crossing.
Before reaching it, though, I got a nice surprise along that route…it climbs to high altitudes ...
... country. The numerous For Sale signs was really quite sad. There were beautiful lakeside homes along the lake with beautiful views.
Got back on straight and level road and found our way to our favorite hotel. Tom was looking pretty shaggy so he decided to go get a haircut. He came back to the hotel as a new man! I won't tell you what I did to him....JK!
A word of advice....NEVER listen to ...
... and had drinks beforehand at the bar. Jess had soup and salad and Joe had a chicken bacon and ranch pizza. We both enjoyed our dinner and had no complaints, except that Joe couldn't find the restrooms.
We then walked around "the worlds longest boardwalk" and went back to our room.
Tomorrow we travel to North Cascade NP.
... bottles on my bike, as well as drop a flask into my bike gear bag. I got body marked, then Clark waited outside the transition area while I got my tires pumped, then we walked over to the special needs drop-off. Right as I was making my way back to the transition area I saw a guy from my tri club, Trevor, and we hung out with him for a bit until I felt like it was time for me to get fully into my wetsuit and turn in my morning clothes ...
Other places to stay in Coeur d'Alene
1500 Riverstone Drive, Coeur d'Alene | 2 star hotelfrom $149
506 W Appleway Avenue, Coeur d'Alene | 3 star hotelfrom $141
702 W Appleway, Coeur d'Alene | 2 star hotelfrom $76
2300 West Seltice Way , Coeur d'Alene | 2 star hotelfrom $155
333 Ironwood Ave., Coeur d'Alene | 2 star hotelfrom $110
2209 E. Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene | 2 star hotelfrom $116
2303 N 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene | 2 star hotelfrom $79
2200 Northwest Blvd, Coeur d'Alene | 2 star hotelfrom $93
280 West Appleway, Coeur d'Alene | 2 star hotelfrom $96
330 W Appleway, Coeur d'Alene | Hotelfrom $66