The ride continues. Two years have passed since we retired and hit the road. We have comfortably settled into our new lifestyle. Sure, stuff still happens but we are more likely now to take it in stride and move on. Kean has recently replaced an AC fan (and two others while he was at it), a broken motor on our house fan, and is waiting for a new component to fix our wonky TV system. Luckily small repairs and nothing he couldn’t figure out.
And man and have we been busy this spring and summer. I might be needing a vacation from our overly active lifestyle. It seems we are always on the go but hey, it sure beats working for a living. Let me catch you up on where we have been and what’s been happening.
In my last post I mentioned that we were in Blanchard Idaho playing golf. Ten rounds in fourteen days is more golf than I have ever played in that short a time. I gotta tell you — that much golf gives your body a real beating. While there, Kean found his game and I lost mine. It was a nice course and a nice resort and we really enjoyed our time there. We played golf and then upon returning back to the motorhome we grabbed our bikes and rode to the pool to cool off. The weather cooperated the entire time except for the smoke. We couldn’t escape the smoke in Idaho, Montana, nor Utah. The entire Northwest seemed to be on fire.
|From Blanchard we drove just a little way south to Athol Idaho. We had a week here but that wasn’t enough time. It is definitely marked for a return trip. We needed more time because of the town of Coeur d’Alene and what surrounds it. We of course had to play the Coeur d’Alene Resort course and have a go at the famous island green. It is a beautiful resort course where you have a fore caddy which was a first for both of us. I was a little intimidated at first but he was a nice kid and really pretty helpful. The island green was a hoot. None of our foursome hit the green but it was fun trying. You actually have to take a boat ride out to the green from the tee box area. Quite the experience and I am glad we did it. They even have a person set up to give you a chair massage near the driving range. How cool is that! Of course, I had to partake though it didn’t help my game much. Thanks Chris Burton for recommending this course. We hope to play the course with you sometime in the future.
We got to spend our 28th Anniversary here so we went out to dinner at a nice restaurant downtown that had a Jazz band playing. Nothing better than live music, good food, and of course, the one you love.
Another fun trip from this location was a bike ride on The Route of the Hiawatha. Fifteen miles (thankfully downhill) on a rails to trails route through mountain tunnels and over rail trestles. The views were amazing and if you are ever in the area, this is something you really have to do. It is not a hard ride so don’t let the distance scare you into not doing it.
Wow, I didn’t realize I was so far behind in my posts again. This turned out to be an all day affair and I have not even caught you up-to-date yet. I think I will leave it here and give you a rest from reading and try to get one more post done before we head back east. Until then my friends, Happy First Day of Fall!!