Scenic drives and breweries…

CAMPGROUND: 4th night at Tamarack RV

LOCATION: Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

WEATHER: Beautiful. Party cloudy. High 75

We did computer stuff in the AM. Our primary accomplishment was to book a flight and hotel in order to attend my aunt and uncle’s 60th anniversary party in Grande Prairie, Alberta. It is in late August, when we will be in North Dakota. Due to flight costs and travel times, we decided to drive from ND to Winnipeg and fly from there. Also – we just love to cross the US/Canada border so often!! (not!)

Then, fun time. Our destination was Sand Point, and we took a scenic route around a lake. On the map, the lake is barely visible, but it seemed huge, taking about an hour to drive its circumference.

It was a very curvy road with steep drop-offs. Houses were nestled in the woods all around the lake.

On to Sandpoint, a really cute town with its downtown right on a huge lake. I could live here! This downtown covered bridge is chock full of shops and restaurants.

We had lunch in a brewpub downtown – great atmosphere, brews, and food. Then, we strolled around the downtown.

On our way home, we stopped at another brewpub in a very small town. The pub was surprisingly busy for a Thursday afternoon. It is located in a building that had been a bank. They use the safe to store their liquor…

George was fascinated by the urinal in the men’s room…

Back at the camper, we were delighted to receive an email from a couple whom we know through housesitting for them in Walla Walla. We are going to get together this weekend. Not only do they use Trusted Housesitters to find housesitters for their lovely dog, but they also housesit themselves. We feel like kindred spirits.

DINNER: Enchiladas. George raved about them. I used a tortilla left over from the margarita party a few weeks ago in Grande Prairie. I rolled them up with a mix of hamburger, bell pepper, onions, salsa, tomatoes, cheese, and lots of cilantro. Muy bueno!

I was thrilled to watch some great PBS on TV – an old BBC favorite – “Are you Being Served?” and an episode of “Call the Midwife” that I hadn’t seen before. Bliss……

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