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Going To Town = CDA, ID

View of Coeur d'Alene

In honor of going to town tomorrow, I thought I’d shed a little light on what town that is. Coeur d’Alene (CDA), ID is our destination for stocking up. We couldn’t have picked a cooler town as our ‘go to place’. Keep in mind, we bought our cabin without even setting foot in the state of Idaho. Unbeknownst to us, CDA is a thriving tourist town. Barbara Walters called the city “a little slice of Heaven” and included it in her list of most fascinating places to visit. There are quaint little shops, art galleries, hiking, fishing, boating and many parks. There is even a golf course with a floating green that looks really cool (we pass it on the highway going into town).

Floating golf green.

French fur traders in the late 18th century named an Indian tribe here the Coeur d’Alene. It translates to ‘heart of an awl’, which meant the Indians were shrewd traders. The local reservation still bares that name.

While CDA is where we like to go to stock up, we haven’t taken the time to enjoy the touristy sites, yet. We do take advantage of the Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Costco. Traffic there is never a problem, it’s easy to navigate and the drive to town is breathtakingly beautiful. Not only do we get to build our inventory of necessities, we get to view what my friend Sil calls “eye candy”. I’ve attempted to take photos (and videos) along the way, but pix just don’t do it justice. You’ll have to come see us and ooh & ahh for yourself.


About Lets Go To Idaho

Me, Mare, empty nester, flew the coop (& heat) of Alabama and landed in northern Idaho. Bought a house without setting foot in the state. This blog was created in the summer of 2011, as my beau, Lance and I were packing to move to north... Many things, big and small, have happened since that blistering hot July in Bama when I began this blog. Read about our whirlwind adventures. Our real life love story. The good, the bad, the silly and the crazy things that happen to us.

One response »

  1. Wow, that water is gorgeous! Looks so un-Ohio-River-like … or, in other words, blue and CLEAN.


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