Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Crusing the Coeur d'Alene Lake

We went for a dinner cruise today on the Coeur d'Alene Lake. Such a beautiful Lake and surrounding area. They had a great buffet with Prime Rib and Salmon on it and we cruised the lake for 2 hours while eating and chatting. Met a really nice lady, Stephanie with mom and son. The  Coeur d'Alene resort sits on this lake. There is a golf course where one of the holes is actually in the lake. If you make it on the green, then you go down and take a little boat called "The Putter" to the hole, finish your shot and then take it back.

It was a beautiful time to take the cruise.... not too hot, wind blowing a little and sunset happened while we were on it.

Well our next stops will be Missoula, Montana and then a long drive through Wyoming and South Dakota to get to Sioux Falls. I'll update you when we get there.

You can view videos at Delbert's Videos on YouTube.

Gotta run.....

Spokane and Northern Idaho

We are in Post Falls, Idaho. This is about 15 miles past Spokane, WA. We stayed here so I can put my Idaho sticker on my map. It is a very nice place. This whole area seems to have lots of lakes and streams. 

We went into Spokane and looked around. We were told that they had already "turned the falls off" so that was a little bit disappointing, but we drove by the Riverfront Park. They have some really neat statues throughout the park. One really neat one is called "The Joy of Running Together" and they look like a bunch of runners running around the park.

After spending a few hours looking around Spokane, we called it a day.

You can view videos at Delbert's Videos on YouTube.

Gotta run.....

Monday, July 30, 2012

Astoria, Oregon

Hello all... we made it to Astoria, OR. We stayed at the KOA near Fort Stevens State Park. He was a wonderful place. They had indoor pool & jacuzzi, a playground, basketball courts, horseshoes and All you can eat Pancake breakfast. It was nice and cool while we were there also. Astoria is a border town between Oregon and Washington right on the Columbia River. There is a beautiful view of the river. It is also where they filmed parts of Kindergarten Cop and the Goonies.
Astor Elementary used in Kindergarten Cop
As I said before, we stayed at the KOA that was across from Fort Stevens State Park. This is a really neat place. They have 4 or so parking areas that go out to the ocean and the beaches. One of the neat sites was the Iredale shipwreck. The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906.

Peter Iredale shipwreck, 105 years later
Fort Stevens is an old fort used during World War II. There were not many buildings left standing, but it is pretty cool to drive through.

Our next stop will be Spokane, Washington.

You can view videos at Delbert's Videos on YouTube.

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Time to get caught up

OK. Well it has been a while. Last posting, we were in the Akron Ohio area and was heading to Sandusky to go to Cedar Point. We were there for a day and got a call that the house was going up for auction and we changed our plans and headed straight home. While doing so, we did stop by Madison, WI to visit my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. We then went to Mt Rushmore in South Dakota and went to this really cool place called Bear Country USA. It is a drive through exhibit with live animals... deers, wolves, sheep, mountain lions, buffalo and of course bears.

This bear was doing sentry.... just pacing back and forth letting one car in at a time.

From South Dakota, we drove through Wyoming, Utah and finally made it home to Las Vegas. We were there for a few weeks, sold/gave away our stuff, put up with 100+ degrees and celebrated our daughter, Ashley's 21st birthday. Once we had that all done, we took off to Southern California, where it was much cooler. We stayed there for a couple of weeks, visited with my sister, Pam and brother, Tim and then headed north to see our Uncle Coy in Bakersfield and our grandmother in Tracy. We then continued north to Klamath Falls, Oregon where we saw my sister, Rhonda and her family and our daughter Melissa and grandbaby, Ashlyn.

I was so nice to see them and Ashlyn is getting so big. After a couple of weeks there, we left to start our travels again. Next stop.... Astoria, Oregon.

You can view videos at Delbert's Videos on YouTube.

Gotta run.....