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Friday, September 9, 2011

It's all over but the shouting.....



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Hubby shot GREAT!!! Placed second over all and the competition was fierce.

We flew to Boise, Idaho and drove to Pendelton, Ore. about a four hour drive. We stopped at a little place called Baker, Idaho and what a quaint little town! Would love to spend the night at the historic hotel "Geiser Grand ".

My picture of the dinning room doesn't do it justice and they had the best ice cream you can imagine.


Loved Pendtelton, Ore. and wished we could stay for what they are famous for that will be happening in a couple of weeks...
On our first night here we picked the  Hamley Steakhouse to have dinner....

Sat in the bar and it was so good we ate there all three nights with the same little waitress named Haley....great time. Would go back in a minute. We stayed at the Oxford Suites and although not fancy they were more than nice....wonderful fresh breakfast, free drinks and appetizers and the place was spotless.

Cowboy church EARLY Sun. Morning. It was very special.......................


The rest of the trip did not go quite as planned.....we were to drive to the  Coeur d'Alene casino which I was under the impression was about a three hour drive and that was pushing it because we wouldn't be leaving until the shoot was over...wrong, drove over  four hours to get there and it was not worth the trip other than I won $40 on a penny machine. The rooms could have passed for a motel 6 and the food was about the same caliber.

Our next plan was to drive on into Coeru d'Alene and meet a young couple we knew from our church several years ago for lunch...that went great and we had a wonderful time with them. The area there is beautiful and the Coeur d' Alene river is a sight to behold. Thought it would be neat to drive on up to the historic Wallace, Idaho I had read about and spend a night there. The pictures on the Internet were not quite accurate or at any rate it is not how we found it but there were a few pretty sights here and there.....

The historic Saloon/Restaurant where we had planned on having dinner  was closed and in fact it was for sale. Many other places were closed as well and the Wallace Inn where we stayed was nothing to shout home about.


Now I am getting a little nervous here as am batting zero on my big plans and we were to drive the scenic back way down to McCall, Idaho which was to be a long drive....around five hours.

Yahoo!!  It was worth every minute of it as the area was gorgeous!!  We had reservations at the Shore Lodge and it was more than expected and in fact the room was like a little apartment...couldn't possibly use all the space. Every where you looked was a snap a picture moment.

From out balcony





We must have hit the end of the season because we were the only people in the restaurant for breakfast....


And could you possibly have a more beautiful view!!!

Yaouzer!!!!


Now we were on a roll and our next stop was our plane home.....

Now how can two adults sit together and make the plane reservations and get the date wrong for coming back home?  It is beyond me but that we did. The only good thing about this is that we did it together so we couldn't put the blame anywhere. It was going to cost $150.00 each to change out tickets and even then the plane was full and no guarantee we could get on...so we spent another night in Boise, Idaho at the Sleep Inn.
P.S.....only stay there out of necessity not pleasure.

We will be heading to Kansas City the end of the month...note to self: Check airline tickets!

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the scenes from idaho are just stunning! and laughing at the wrong date for the return trip home! ugh!

Lady Di Tn said...

Sounds like fun on the road and the photos are grand. A few bumps never hurt a good memory. Peace

Granny Annie said...

Congrats to hubby on his second place win. That is phenomenal. The first place winner must have really been good to beat your guy.

Sorry your four hour drive to no where was such a bummer but sounds like everything else made up for that. Well, except the wrong return information and you bet it was a good thing you had done that together. Even at that I believe my spouse would have found a way to blame me. LOL

Thank you for sharing!

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats to your hubby. I have never been to Idaho, but I have a blog friend from there. Looks beautiful. Thanks for the trip. sandie

Farmchick said...

Congrats to your hubby!

Allison said...

Great pics of a wonderful trip!

Me said...

excellent

Dawn said...

Woohoo! What a trip! And congrats to the hubs!!
That dining room looks very fancy...and do I EVER love that view!

Flora said...

Well I'm sure it was wonderful just to get away... even with all that went wrong?...