http-equiv='refresh'/> Tin TeePee/Log Cabin: Coeur d’ Alene, ID

Friday, August 23, 2013

Coeur d’ Alene, ID

Only 198 miles and we were in our spot at the Coeur d’ Alene Elks Lodge by 11am.  It was easy four lane and freeway driving today—my cowboy said he has had enough for now of those “laid out by a snake” kind of roads, all curves and winding. 

The Elks Lodge is a nice place to land for a night or even several days—it’s located in a quiet neighbor—no trains or freeway noise.  The spots are wide and you are parked on green grass with electric and water hookups for $18 per night—a bargain! 

After lunch of leftover pizza—we had it delivered to the RV last night in Umatilla—I headed off to Costco.  The pantry at home needs refilling and shopping here will save us a stop in Bozeman.  Did you know Idaho charges sales tax on everything including food???  Washington state will not charge a person from Montana sales tax (Montana as well as Oregon have no sales tax) if you present a valid drivers license, most larger business cash registers are set up to read the drivers licenses and deduct the sales tax.  Smaller businesses will ask you to complete a short form and present your drivers license, then not charge you sales tax.  Idaho charges everyone sales tax for everything—6%. 

Back from Costco I did a little cooking—we had dinner with our friends Mary and Gene at their home in Veradale, WA—I marinated a pork tenderloin to cook on Mary’s grill and the Pioneer Woman’s potatoes.  Mary served us a delicious caesar salad and fresh, picked today corn on the cob that was so sweet and juicy.  I also grilled the little round zucchini I bought at the Bandon farmers market.  It was good to see these guys again, very good!

Off for home in the morning, our Oregon coast trip is coming to a close.  The weather map shows we might be getting lots of rain at home—wouldn’t that be wonderful—and let’s hope some falls on the fires which are burning in the west. 



  1. Still no rain here for us and it was smokey again today. Sure hope it rains tomorrow. Have a safe trip home.

  2. Sure hope your rain stays south of the border, we need another couple of days to get our hay baled up.

  3. I really enjoyed reading about your trip. It sure makes me want to go for a drive to Oregon, but since we have to Motor Home now,
    that could be tricky lol.

    Safe travels my friend

  4. Pat did have a huckleberry shake while we were in Avon. They gave her some huckleberry ice cream to try and she liked it so much she then ordered the shake. And then she was planning on her next one when she got to Kalispell. No quilt shop for me. Wouldn't know what I was looking at except for pretty fabric.

  5. It seems like you just started on your vacation, and here you are almost home already.

  6. Snake like roads in a large RV - or towing a 5th wheel - would become annoying after a while. They are great roads for motorcycling though!


Comments to this blog have been closed. Please visit us at

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.