A Moment in Paradise – 2015 Vacation to Coeur d’Alene

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.

First breakfast with the other guests at the River Cove B&B

First breakfast with the other guests at the River Cove B&B

Coeur d’Alene Vacation, August 2015 Margo visits the moose

Coeur d’Alene Vacation, August 2015
Margo visits the moose

Idaho/Washington state line on the Centennial Trail

Idaho/Washington state line on the Centennial Trail

River Cove B&B

River Cove B&B

River Cove B&B

River Cove B&B

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.

Harrison Trailhead Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes - Harrison to Medimont, 22 mi. Coeur d’Alene Vacation, August 2015

Harrison Trailhead
Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – Harrison to Medimont, 22 mi.
Coeur d’Alene Vacation, August 2015

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes - Harrison to Medimont, 22 mi. Coeur d’Alene Vacation, August 2015

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – Harrison to Medimont, 22 mi.
Coeur d’Alene Vacation, August 2015

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes - Harrison to Medimont, 22 mi. Coeur d’Alene Vacation, August 2015

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – Harrison to Medimont, 22 mi.
Coeur d’Alene Vacation, August 2015

Photos from the vacation (link here)

Photos of the Trail of the CDA ride (link here)

 

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