Bob and I got to go to a Christmas party (work related) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho a couple of nights ago. We flew from Portland to Spokane and the Resort picked us up and brought us to town.
Lake Coeur d’Alene
We arrived starving. We threw our bags down and set off for a little walking tour.
Fifth and Sherman
One of our super powers is finding great little restaurants in new places we visit and we did great on this visit. We found Scratch where we had a huge lunch and rank it in our top ten restaurant meals of all time. Even factoring in that we didn’t eat much all day until then. Smoked trout appetizer with some sort of cheesy-heaven dip, smoked lamb French dip sandwiches and signature salad with spinach, brie, candied cashews and pepper bacon.
We did a bit more walking around and then returned to our room for a quick nap before the big event of the evening.
The boat trip though the Christmas lights to the North Pole. I liked the sea monster. I also liked the Grinch but we need to wait for Bob’s photos.
We saw both Mr. and Mrs. Claus who greeted all the kids by name. Then they made it snow and then lit the largest living Christmas Tree in the world. They had a ton more lights but by then my hands were cold and I didn’t want to take them out of my pockets for more photos.
The music was a super dramatic version of Carol of the Bells.
We cruised back to the hotel and had a fabulous dinner which I could only eat about 7 bites of because of the giant meal earlier. Remember when I was young and could eat two pizzas, a loaf of bread with peanut butter, a carton of ice cream and a package of Oreo cookies? Sometimes I miss those days.
We have a quiet weekend at home to get geared up for the rest of the holidays.