Beware of Wild Turkeys!

Today I’m going to start you out with a guessing game…look at the three photos below and try to figure out which one is Jim!       image   Ha ha!  I’ll let you believe whatever answer you gave to be true!

It’s not everyday that one walks through the residential area of a city and has to dodge turkey poop!  Apparently it’s quite common in Coeur d’Alene,  Idaho!

Today we decided to check out Coeur d’Alene, a small lakeside city, population about 44,000.  I remember going there as a child once and remember it as the ultimate summer city…beaches, marinas and parks!   March isn’t as ideal as July but the town is still beautiful.  Houses along the waterfront are spectacular and the parks are lovely.


We decided to visit Tubbs Hill Park for a bit of hiking.  If you’re ever in the city, it’s worth checking out. › parks › Tubbs Hill.  The hill borders Lake Coeur d’Alene on three sides and has a series of hiking trails with amazing views from almost every part of the outer perimeter.   It was a great walk, offering a good mix of level pine covered path, rugged root and rock areas and some fairly steep climbing to work up a sweat for those of us that are not in top-notch shape!  The total perimeter loop is about 5 km.  Following is a sample of some of the scenic views along the way.


We rounded off the day by going to see the latest Star Wars movie and then out for dinner before heading back to the resort.


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Recently retired with a passion for seeing new places and learning new things... This blog will be my attempt to diarize our travels and allow our family and friends the pleasure of the ride from the comfort of their homes. We're not rich....the blog will be a testament to travelling on a budget and optimizing our experiences with as much free stuff as possible!

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