Day 15 - Belgrade, MT to Coeur d'Alene, ID

Hello, Idaho!

Another day, another state.  We have now hit 14 total. 

We dialed back the driving mileage a bit today.  Another wandering and windy trip on I-90 West got us through Montana and into Idaho.  The pines, modest mountain ranges, rivers and views are just non-stop around here.  And the smell.  I shall try hard to bottle some of the pine air.

We got into Coeur d'Alene mid-afternoon.  If you are not familiar, just Google some pictures.  I took a few shots below, but given what we did, it was hard to capture the grandeur of the setting - valley, water, pines - magnificent.  We checked in early, did some necessity stuff (laundry, etc.) and headed out to dinner.  Another complete score with the restaurant, a local family bar sort of place named Capones.  Great pizza, grinders and sides.  Plus, our waitress was a fine young lady sporting a 'Motion W' Wisconsin shirt (Hey, Michelle from north of Eau Claire - nice to meet you!).  She boasted the coolness of the city, lack of humidity and no mosquitoes.

After dinner we drove to Tubbs Hill Park and walked about 2 miles around the hill.  Great park, super views and good quiet family time outside of the car.

Most of the next week will have us doing a little back and forth around Idaho and Montana.  Our lack of straight-line driving is due to lodging choices - there are two specific places we really wanted to visit, but they are in high demand.  We got in, but the dates we got forced a little extra driving.  It will be worth it - stay tuned!  

Montana is the current 'State with the most badass bugs' award winner.

Capones = winner.  And save the selfie stick comments :-)

Tubbs Hill, Coeur d'Alene ID

Water, trees and a lot of cool activity.  I like this city.  Coeur d'Alene, ID.

They had a good day.  Tubbs Hill, Coeur d'Alene, ID.