Missoula, Montana to Worldmark at Arrow Point, Idaho 9/22/2013

SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 (Sunday)

Happy birthday Tiffany!

This morning Michael got up and went down to the front desk area and got us some breakfast. We decided to be lazy and wait until almost check-out time before we left. We told the housekeeper that when she knocked on the door.  Michael had to repack the Prius to accommodate giving Peter a ride.  A challenge to say the least.  He really should have been an engineer.  Everything fit perfectly.

The compartment below the deck is stuffed as well.  We had to make room for Peter to ride with us to lunch.

The compartment below the deck is stuffed as well. We had to make room for Peter to ride with us to lunch.

The back hatch closed without complaint.

The back hatch closed without complaint.

We left the room around 11:30 AM and headed to the University of Montana to get our nephew, Peter. What a lovely campus, and very compact. We telephoned our nephew and met him outside Miller Hall. Been a long time since we’ve seen him. Such a nice looking young man, looks so much like his mom and dad. 

Campus.

Campus.

Clean neat campus everywhere we looked.

Clean neat campus everywhere we looked.

Dorms, I think.

Dorms, I think.

When here, we are the Grizzlies!

When here, we are the Grizzlies!

Campus is very nice, well maintained.

Campus is very nice, well maintained.

Campus building at University of Montana

Campus building at University of Montana

Miller Hall, University of Montana

Miller Hall, University of Montana

Sign.

Sign.

Light and Truth, Lux Et Veritas

Light and Truth, Lux Et Veritas

Peter Sirmon at the bus stop Waiting for us.

Peter  at the bus stop waiting for us.

We weren’t sure where we were going to go for lunch but when we saw Hooters, that was it. Michael had been wanting to go to one for quite awhile, and Lexi did too, so there you go. Peter had been there before. It really wasn’t much different than the Buffalo Wild Wings place we had gone to in Twin Falls – loud music, different sports playing on the televisions, short sports items on the wait staff, and lots of greasy food.

Overall a nice place.

Overall a nice place.

Selling stuff, not sure what, wait a minute, I do know what they are selling.

Selling stuff, not sure what, wait a minute, I do know what they are selling.

My first visit to a Hooters.  Don't know why I waited so long.

My first visit to a Hooters. Don’t know why I waited so long.

Our server was Alexa. She was excellent (and very pretty). Peter opted for the club sandwich, Lexi had a chicken burger, and Michael and I ordered a cobb salad. We also got an order of fried pickles. Each of us got a soft drink. The fried pickles arrived quickly and were very different from the ones we had before. I preferred these. You could actually taste the pickle. Peter said his sandwich was good, Lexi liked hers, and our salads were good and filling. I just wanted away from all the grease (except the fried pickles).

Our Hooters waitress, Alexa.

Our Hooters waitress, Alexa.

Peter and Lex deflecting all our questions.  Peter took the bullet this time.

Peter and Lex deflecting all our questions. Peter took the bullet this time.

After texting his Grandmother.

After texting his Grandmother.

Fried pickles, pretty good with a touch of Ranch dressing.

Fried pickles, pretty good with a touch of Ranch dressing.

Peter's club sandwich.

Peter’s club sandwich.

Edie and I both had a Cobb Salad.

Edie and I both had a Cobb Salad.

Chicken sandwich with onion rings for Lex.  She ate less than half, always eats less than half.

Chicken sandwich with onion rings for Lex. She ate less than half, always eats less than half.

Don't know why I waited so long.

Don’t know why I waited so long.

After lunch we headed to a place that Beth C. had commented about on this blog. Great tip. She said it had great home made ice cream. It’s called The Big Dipper. It was funny because Peter said it was a good place to go when we mentioned going for ice cream. Peter, Lexi, and Michael were all boring and went with their standard variation of chocolate. I won by going with the huckleberry ice cream. Excellent.

Thanks BethC, great tip.

Thanks Beth C, great tip.

Peter knew of this place.  It is famous on campus.

Peter knew of this place. It is famous on campus.

 

Lex making room for a cone.

Lex making room for a cone.

Peter likes chocolate.

Peter likes chocolate.

Lex likes mocha chip chocolate.

Lex likes mocha chip chocolate.

If you saw “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman, you’ll recognize the scene:

"Peter, I have one word for you, 'Plastics'".

“Peter, I have one word for you, ‘Plastics'”.

We drove Peter back to campus and dropped him off. Was sure good getting a quick visit in with him. Such a nice young man.

It was all about the drive again. It’s about 170 miles to Coeur D’Alene from Missoula. The drive was beautiful. We got into the lovely, lush trees again (like on Vancouver Island). We saw many huge nests that we think are eagles nests.

From Missoula to Couer d'Alane.

From Missoula to Coeur d’Alene.

Had patches of rain and sun the whole way.

Had patches of rain and sun the whole way.

Idaho, again.

Idaho, again.

Lake Couer d'Alane is huge.

Lake Coeur d’Alene is huge.

Lake Coeur d'Alene scenic byway is a beautiful drive.

Lake Coeur d’Alene scenic byway is a beautiful drive.

Curvy road hugging the lake.

Curvy road hugging the lake.

We called it Precipice House.  I couldn't sleep there.

We called it Precipice House. I couldn’t sleep there.

Up high, then down by the water, then up high again.

Up high, then down by the water, then up high again.

We like to think this is an Eagle's nest.

We like to think this is an Eagle’s nest.

Up close, still didn't see a bird.

Up close, still didn’t see a bird.

We got to our resort and checked in up above the hill. After check-in, we drove to our building and went up the elevator to our home. It is beautiful. Three bedroom, fireplace, lovely kitchen with a huge refrigerator with an ice maker, all the bedrooms have televisions, two couches, and a covered patio. We’re the end unit so we have an absolutely stunning view. Loving it! Thank you Nancy!

The Worldmark check in building is on top of the hill.  The resort is below at the Lake level.

The Worldmark check in building is on top of the hill. The resort is below at the Lake level.

Lex searching for the 49'ers game.

Lex searching for the 49’ers game.

Our building.  Building C.

Our building. Building C.

Car is almost as close to the elevator in the parking garage.

Car is almost as close to the elevator in the parking garage.

Our landing.

Our landing.

Lex''s Room.

Lex”s Room.

TV's in all the bedrooms and living room.

TV’s in all the bedrooms and living room.

Very comfortable.

Very comfortable.

TV

Clothes washer and dryer.

Clothes washer and dryer.

We won't use this much.

We won’t use this much.

Smaller, but nice.

Smaller, but nice.

Murphy Bed

Murphy bed

Entertainment options.

Entertainment options.

Dining area and kitchen.  Nice and open.

Dining area and kitchen. Nice and open.

Pretty woman and her daughter surfing.

Pretty woman and her daughter surfing.

Looking off our deck.

Looking off our deck.

Patio furniture.

Our glimpse of the Lake.

Our glimpse of the Lake.

Light and airy.

Light and airy.

Master Bedroom Worldmark at Arrowpoint.

Master Bedroom Worldmark at Arrowpoint.

View and TV in master.  If you walk to the window and look to the left you see the lake.

View and TV in master. If you walk to the window and look to the left you see the lake.

Vainty, full closet and two sinks.

Vainty, full closet and two sinks.

Master Bathroom.

Master Bathroom.

Excellent, except for the ice maker.

Excellent, except for the ice maker.

We’re not going to do anything the rest of the night. It’s too far to go into town so we’ll just eat NutriSystem and a potato, maybe some wine. Hope your day was great!

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2 comments on “Missoula, Montana to Worldmark at Arrow Point, Idaho 9/22/2013
  1. Tami sirmon says:

    I enjoy your reading about your travels but this one was my favorite! love you!\

  2. mkeller7281 says:

    We all really enjoyed our time with Peter and really appreciate him taking the time to hang with us. He is a great guy and we feel really good about his future. Love you guys!