Sunday, February 1, 2009

Read this first!

I just posted pics from my trip through Coeur d'Alene, ID but I did it in two parts so read Part I first!

Also, Happy Super Bowl Sunday and February 1st! 

Coeur d'Alene Resort: Part II

When we woke up the next morning, we got to see the view from the BALCONY!!!

We also had a mini bar. Bottled water was $4.50
A daytime view of our room with a huge mirror, king size bed, and flat screen tv.
Elphie liked the view too and enjoyed looking out the window like this
Our hotel overlooked the marina. It was an awesome sight to wake up to!
The resort also had a crazy-wonderful spa, a fitness center with a full-length pool, a bar/restaurant, a winery, and gift shop. In the spring it also has golf packages and more water-based activities. It was quite a luxurious place and can't imagine staying there for more than a night because it's just so nice and not something I was used to. Apparently, there are about 30 families who can live in the resort and there were available floor plans in the hotel rooms. I'm still in awe from staying there. To say the least, Aaron and I had a WONDERFUL time. I highly recommend going there and at least walking around the lobby. Oh yeah, and the resort has a shopping center attached, so you can walk around and check that out too. It was a pretty quaint town aside from that. Like I was saying, if you ever go there, check out the resort, get a massage (I didn't, but will if I ever go again), and relax in the lobby or take a wine tour. 


Coeur d'Alene Resort: Part I

So much to tell, so little blog space! After 2 weeks in Montana, Aaron and I headed back to Washington on Friday. Well, we drove for quite a while but couldn't drive through the whole night, so we stopped in Coeur d'Alene, ID and were just going to stay in the Shilo Inn or Comfort Inn, just so we could get some shut eye before we headed out to drive 6 more hours the next day. Since Aaron lives in a hotel for his job back in Montana, he wanted something a little nicer than just a run of the mill hotel. We got directions from someone in town and headed to the Coeur d'Alene Resort, but little did we know until arriving and checking in, that it was a 5 star hotel. Yes, 5 stars. I have never even dreamed of staying somewhere this nice. Since we had been traveling all day, we were certainly not in 5 star clothing, so we hurried up to our room on the 9th floor and changed into what we're wearing in this picture:

We also explored the hotel room a bit and found out there were BATHROBES for us in the closet...(I was extremely excited about, if you can't tell!)
Our bathroom was divine...

This was when we first got there...I couldn't stop smiling!
A nice view when you first walk in...
More to come in Part II!