Lake Tour, Worldmark Arrowpoint, Harrison, Idaho 9/27/2013

SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 (Friday)

 

Overcast and cold day.

Larry, Renee, Michael, Lexi and I talked about going on a tour of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Michael tried to call and get reservations but they said just show up, that the cruise left at 12:30 PM and we could get tickets there.  We left Worldmark at approximately 11:00 AM. Larry and Renee were in their car, and Lexi, Michael and I were in our Prius. Stacey was going to meet us at the Coeur d’Alene Resort at around noon.

We got to the resort parking area around 11:45 AM. Stacey was lost so Michael went up to the road to flag her down. We paid for ours and Stacey’s parking, $2.00 for two hours each. Stacey arrived around noon. Michael got our tickets (around $20.00 for seniors, and Lexi was approximately $22.00). The boat was called the Mish n Noc. We started out outside but it was so cold, everyone came inside to enjoy the tour. The tour was approximately 1-1/2 hours and gave us some good information. We got to see the floating golf course, the beautiful homes, and much more. Fun. Would have been so much nicer on a sunny day, however.

Nice park management of a stream that flows through the park and into the lake.

Nice park management of a stream that flows through the park and into the lake.

Dock and tour boat.

Dock and tour boat.

Summer time toys.

Summer time toys.

Cool dock bridge.

Cool dock bridge.

Edie's favorite Moose statue.

Edie’s favorite Moose statue.

 

Grumpy old man with Renee waiting for the others.

Grumpy old man with Renee waiting for the others.

 

Chilly tour on the Lake.  We could only hand the top deck for a short while.

Chilly tour on the Lake. We could only handle the top deck for a short while.

Larry and Renee.

Larry and Renee.

A float plane closer than I liked.

A float plane closer than I liked.

Stacey and Lex coming down to get warm.

Stacey and Lex coming down to get warm.

Grumpy old man, beautiful daughter, sweet sister in law Stacey.

Grumpy old man, beautiful daughter, sweet sister in law Stacey.

Inside the tour boat with Lex on the move.

Inside the tour boat with Lex on the move.

Beautiful happy Alexis!

Beautiful happy Alexis!

Evil twin Debbie Downer.

Evil twin Debbie Downer.

Private residence, got tired of counting chimneys.  Tour guide said it boasts a private drive that is two miles long.

Private residence, got tired of counting chimneys. Tour guide said it boasts a private drive that is two miles long.

Our unit as seen from the tour boat.  I could almost imagine standing on the balcony and going into the nice warm living room.

Our unit as seen from the tour boat. I could almost imagine standing on the balcony and going into the nice warm living room.

A nice moose.

A nice moose.

Lots of beautiful lake side homes.  Note stairs on left going up to street level and rails on right for Hill-o-vator.

Lots of beautiful lake side homes. Note stairs on left going up to street level and rails on right for Hill-o-vator.

 

For groceries and such.

For groceries and such.

 

Homes on the lake shore.

Homes on the lake shore.

Biblical overtones here.  I just love the foundation this person found.

Biblical overtones here. I just love the foundation this person found.

 

Lots of lake homes.

Lots of lake homes.

 

14th green, floating, move-able, cost a million dollars.  Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort very pretty course.

14th green, floating, move-able, cost a million dollars. Coeur d’Alene Golf Resort very pretty course.

 

Apartments, smallest is 5,000+ square feet.  Purchase includes totally golf club membership with out dues.

Apartments, smallest is 5,000+ square feet. Purchase includes total golf club membership without dues.

 

Nice golf course, as viewed from the tour boat.

Nice golf course, as viewed from the tour boat.

 

Nice looking course.

Nice looking course.

 

Looks challenging.

Looks challenging.

 

I forgot, it includes a 16 foot boat slip too.  I looked on Zillow, developer price is 4.1 million and resale looks to be 1.9 million.

I forgot, it includes a 16 foot boat slip too. I looked on Zillow, developer price is 4.1 million and resale looks to be 1.9 million.

After the tour, Lexi and I left in the Prius, Larry, Renee and Michael left in their car, and Stacey left in hers. Larry, Renee and Michael were going to go to Costco and Safeway, Stacey was going home, and Lexi and I were going to the Stoneridge Resort in Blanchard, Idaho to check in. Lexi wanted to have some “alone time” at the resort and we would pick her up on Saturday. On the way to Stoneridge Resort, approximately 30 miles from Coeur d’Alene, we stopped in Rathdrum at the sandwich place to get something for Lexi to eat while she was there. 

We got to the resort around 4 PM. Check in was quick and easy. The lady who checked us in was very friendly and said she really enjoyed her job. This resort has lots and lots of activities going on all week. They also have a miniature golf course that is just darling. Their pool is indoors and it’s a salt pool, which is nice. They have an indoor basketball court, racquetball court, volleyball, ping pong, hot tub, pool, library, movie area, and so much more. Will be fun exploring it during the week and doing some of the activities. Also, they have water aerobics. Yahoo. Getting back into exercise after eating all week will be nice.

I drove back to Worldmark by myself. It’s just a little over an hour from Blanchard. When I got there, Larry and Renee were getting dinner ready. Larry was making steaks on the electric grill, along with portabello mushrooms. Wonderful dinner, wonderful friends.

That was our day. Hope yours was wonderful!

 

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