Well we made it up from Napa Valley to the picturesque city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The trip was not without its issues... my Silverado lost all power going up a 5% grade in the shadow of Mt. Shasta, which is not fun when you're towing a 10,000 pound food kitchen. To top it off I had to wait 6 hours in 104 degree heat to get a tow truck that could handle towing both the Silverado and the kitchen. Luckily there was a repair facility nearby that was able to fix the issue (the pump that regulates air going into the diesel had to be repacked) and we were back on our way.
But I digress. We were in Idaho to cater two back-to-back, week long trips around the Coeur d'Alene area. The first was the standard group and the second was a family oriented ride with kids ranging from six years or so up. Both trips averaged about 40-50 people.
The trip starts out at the picturesque Heyburn State Park down the road from Plummer, Idaho. The we headed to Cataldo and camped at an RV park on the banks of the Coeur d'Alene river.
After that the adult trip went on to Wallace, ID, and had a layover day to do the Hiawatha Trail. The family ride with the kids stayed in Kellogg for two days so the kids wouldn't to ride as far as the adult ride and had the added benefit of being next to a water park. Kellogg was problematic for us. We had water but had to run off generators for two days as we were in a park.
After that both trips headed to Harrison, ID, where we camped at the city campground right on the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene. A beautiful spot with swimming and a marina right at the campground.
Now we have a little time off and are heading to Sundance, Wyoming to rest up and prep for the week long Black Hills of South Dakota trip. Oh and also to visit our favorite restaurant, the Buffalo Jump Saloon in Beulah, Wyoming.
CI - C2C
Just a journal of the various jobs we do and interesting places we visit on our journeys across the US.