A full week vacation over our birthday/anniversary week. Home base in Post Falls, Idaho, at the River Cove Bed & Breakfast with Eric and Roz Wurmlinger (hosts). A week of breakfast, bicycling, booze, and other sights in the Lake Coeur d’Alene area. It was a three part week – smoke and haze from the wildfires, then a couple of days of much needed wind and rain, to yield two absolutely gorgeous days.
The highlight and end cap of the vacation week was our first ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. On our last day of our vacation, the weather cleared, the smoke washed out, and we got a 22 mile taste of the Trail. It is a fully paved bicycle trail on the historic Silver Valley train route from Plummer to Mullan. We rode the flat section from Harrison to Medimont and back. The pictures do not do justice to the scenery and wildlife we saw.