"Sundays Can Be Rough..."

Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
Trip End Aug 05, 2013

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Lake Coeur D'Alene Camping Resort
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Idaho
Sunday, July 14, 2013

Prophetic words spoken by a kind man in Sandpoint, Idaho. He meant it in reference to the lack of restaurants open on a Sunday. This was Bible country after all - the central park has a marble copy of the Ten Commandments in case you want to bone up on your infractions.

However, as the day went on these words took on a different hue altogether as day 2 of the long drive to Oregon got underway.

We had originally set out to find the highly recommended 'Pie Hut' but it was closed. We did find an alternative, on the kind man's recommendation, called 'Connie's'. It was standard family dining and not at all exceptional. The American-style portions were as I had hoped though and I filled my belly with a Belgian Waffle platter. When I look at that picture, I feel disgust but no remorse.

The drive to this point had been pleasant, all of us (maybe not Penny...or Henry for that matter) filled with excitement at having crossed the border at Kingsgate. The crossing guard was pleasant and we were all unmolested.

However, both kids started to show their tiredness from the day before. Penny howled, sick of being in a car seat, and Henry cried at her crying, complaining that it was too loud. Our attempts to teach irony failed and we ended up just dealing with the noise.

From Sandpoint onwards the complaining got more frequent and my nerves got more frayed. Mel is apparently immune to child-induced stress. Props to her, though I think she fakes it sometimes.

We arrived at Lake Coeur d'Alene Camping Resort around 4:30 pm local time. This was the first pop-up and I didn't want to disappoint. I didn't in a technical sense but I am a bit annoyed at how annoyed I got during the set-up. It had been a long day already and I really just wanted to sit and do nothing. Drink beer maybe.

Which brings me to this portion of the post: Beer in Review.

I'm switching back and forth between two brews from the Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon: Deschutes River Ale and Twilight Summer Ale. I had wanted to try some Idaho beer but my commitment to local patronage is not strong and I gave up the search in Safeway.

I deem both to be good beer. Just trust my judgment and I won't bore you with detailed analyses. They're hoppy but not overwhelmingly so. The 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 lake.
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Funny! I just split a Twilight Summer Ale with Darwin the other day...I didn't even think of the silly Twilight series. My enjoyment of the beer is degraded with hindsight.

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