Friday, July 8, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Well, it appears that in all my running around I haven’t posted in a really really long time. I’m super sorry about that.


We had planned a two week vacation at South Lake Tahoe, the car was packed, the reservations were made and we were on the road. We took off at 6:15 a.m. on Friday the 24th and drove for 12 hours to our first stop. Alturas, CA cute little one horse town that used to be a busy stop on the way to Reno or parts south, but now due to the economy you can lay down in the middle of the road at 8 p.m. and take a nap. The only pictures we got there were these cool old vintage bikes.


The next day, Saturday the 25th we got up at a reasonable hour had some breakfast and hit the road again, just about 5 hours to the lake, we pulled in at around 2:00 checked into the hotel and headed to the beach.

Just a side note about the hotel, we stayed at the Blue Lake Inn, in South Lake Tahoe. It was clean, had a nice pool and it was only two blocks to the public beach, they give you a pass to get in, otherwise it’s $5 per person per day. It’s also only about a block to the main drag with all the shops and restaurants. The daily rate during the week is $44, easily (as Linda would put it, a “hot pillow joint”) but it doesn’t fee like it.

Where was I… Oh ok so se checked in at 2, and at 5:45 we got a call that our son had been in an accident and we need to come home. (I’m not really in a place to talk about it right now, he’ll be fine) We ran back to the hotel and checked out, they were so gracious and only charged us for the one night/day we had been there even though they have a 24 hour cancellation policy and we had paid for two weeks in advance. Just as the car was all packed we got another call that it wasn’t as bad as we first heard, so we decided we would stay, so we checked back in, we laid around until about 9:00 counting our blessings and waiting for the next word, we decided we couldn’t stay so we packed up the car at 9:00 I checked back out of the hotel, (who again were awesome and very understanding. ) And headed for home, we drove until 2:00 a.m. and made it back to Alturas where we slept until 6 and got up and finished the drive home, we made it to our own beds by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night. So if you’re counting… it’s Friday, Saturday, Sunday 30+/-hours of driving, we were exhausted.


We made arrangements to go see The Boy, and took him to a few doctors appointments. (Again I will write on another day as to why medical insurance is so expensive and how the system is broken) Once we decided we had done all we can do from a close distance, we scheduled some time out of town. We flew to Spokane, which is about a 1 hour flight and had some fun at Lake Coeur D’Alene. I love Coeur D’Alene, the town is so fun, the lake and the beach is so clean we could easily retire there. Here’s a few pix that I took over the weekend.
Oh and we saw Elvis video

18 comments:

  1. Madge,  Glad to hear your son is OK but sorry to hear your trip ended with some worrisome news.  30+ hours of driving...OMG...  Good for you that you had a bit of fun in Coeur D' Alene.

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  2. We're going to try it again next year, it was the perfect spot. We LOVE Coeur D'Alene too, and we were actually going to go there for our two weeks but Steve changed our mind, and suggested Tahoe instead. Next time we're flying.

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  3. Sorry to hear that Madge!  I hope The Boy is okay.  I can't believe Mike ok'd 2 WEEKS of vacation for you...all at the same time!  Were they completely lost without you? :)

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  4. It's a shame your original holiday plans didn't work out (damn kids, always ruining everything! :-) ) but at least your son is ok and you got to enjoy your "Plan B" vacation!

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  5. Steve always likes to say " damn kids, should have ate them while their bones were soft" plan B was nice and relaxing.

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  6. I'm really, really glad he's ok. And that the hotel was so understanding about everything.

    I'm also really, really glad you were able to get away for a few days to Lake Coeur d'Alene. Not just because I got a great picture from you either...but thank you again for that!

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  7. I'm glad things settled down for you guys.  Coeur d'Alene is so beautiful.  I really fell in love with it at first sight.  What a gorgeous spot! 

    I don't think you were at a "hot pillow joint" at all.  They didn't offer to rent to you by the hour did they?  No?  Well then it was pretty respectable.  Did they offer free porn?  No?  Well, then maybe you were in a convent but didn't realize it!

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  8. Glad your son will be ok.  

    I haven't been to Lake Tahoe but I love Coeur d'Alene.  Sounds like Plan B turned out well.  

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  9. Oh honey, I'm sorry to hear about your son's accident. But, I'm glad that he will be OKAY.  What a stressful ordeal. I wouldn't have been able to stay at the hotel either, I wouldn't be able to believe my son was OKAY until I saw him face to face. Glad the hotel people were so understanding.

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  10. Glad the boy's okay Madge. Now you need a vacation from your vacation.

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  11. Me too Jacqui, we love CDA Idaho, if you ever get the chance you should go.

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  12. :) the last place we rented by the hour was more expensive than $44 a day. I didn't ask about free porn, but we didn't turn on the tv, can't say it wasn't there. Ps I always have my own porn, so I'm sure if it was a convent, I would have been struck by lightening.

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  13. Tahoe has a lot to offer, if you like CDA you'd love Tahoe too.

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  14. Yeah, that was kind of our mindset, we had to see him, and couldn't enjoy ourselves or relax until we did, once we knew he was going to be physically ok, we were able to take a deep breath and settle into the reality the situation and we felt ok to take a few days for ourselves.

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  15. Welcome to my humble abode neighbor to the not so far north! I don't have more time on the books but I have the best bosses and I know if I need a mental health day in the near future, I can take it.

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  16. Yep. That's exactly how I would have felt!

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  17. I think we could make up a "portable porn kit" for those hot weekends away!

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  18. Sorry to hear your holiday wasnt all peachy. Thanking God the boy is okay.

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