For the second part of our U.S. travels, we flew up to Spokane, Washington to meet up with our friend Cody. We stayed from Friday 11 August through Wednesday 16 August with Cody at his family’s cabin on the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene within Idaho’s Heyburn State Park.
The cabin itself was really cool and reminded me so much of being at our family’s cottage in Fairhaven on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s rustic and in a quiet location, perfect for unwinding and enjoying time with friends. There’s a bit of interesting history as well! The park was the location of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930s, and there are still structures leftover from that time, including picnic shelters and a lodge.
We had four full days at the lake, with two perfect weather days. Similar to Oregon, we arrived in Idaho to smoke, but luckily some rain came through on Sunday and finally cleared up the skies. There were about seven of us staying at the cabin on the weekend, including some of Cody’s friends from high school and also his girlfriend Kim and one of her friends. It was a fun bunch! Everyone else had to go back home on Sunday so it was just the three of us hanging out from Monday – Wednesday. We spent our days on the lake, water skiing and tubing, grilling, playing Settlers of Catan and just catching up. It’s been so fun to get to see our friends after being gone for two years. Big thanks to Cody and his family for sharing their cabin with us.