Friday, July 30, 2010

Dinner on the Water

As a small celebration of our 25th anniversary Denny and I treated ourselves to a dinner cruise in Coeur D'Alene last night. Operated by the Coeur D'Alene resort, the dinner cruise consists of a two hour ride around Lake Coeur D'Alene with a buffet dinner catered by the resort staff. The evening's menu was a round of beer, baked salmon, organic green salad, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with sliced almonds, pasta salad, broccoli salad and blueberry topped cheesecake. Coffee, iced tea and lemonade were provided with the meal and there were two cash bars (top deck and bottom) for those who wished something stronger with their meal. There was an interesting looking drink in a huge 1/2 gallon styrofoam cup which sprouted multiple straws for sharing but it was too far away for a clear picture with all the people around.

Coeur d'Alene ResortImage via Wikipedia

My only complaint about the cruise would be I would have liked to have had some commentary about the lake, the homes, the resort and the area from either the ship's captain or a staff member. Not a running commentary, but a few remarks here and there to explain what we were seeing. One example would have been the floating island green of the Coeur D'Alene Golf Club that we passed.

Although we didn't see any eagles or wildlife on our cruise, the resort does sponsor special cruises for wildlife viewing and eagle watching. Perhaps our next time through. We did enjoy our special evening--Coeur D'Alene is a beautiful lake and lovely, vibrant town.

When we first arrived at the dock, imagine our dismay when we saw this:
However, this cruise boat turned out to be the "Rock 94" party boat that sails about once a month. It appeared everyone aboard was ready for a rockin' good time!

Denny and I decided that given the right amount of money, we would definitely buy one of these condos as our summer residence on the lake. When we win the lottery.....
McMansions on Lake Coeur D'Alene.

The happy couple.

Coeur D'Alene after dark. Definitely not the best picture since I didn't have a tripod and the boat was being affected by the waves.
Everyone on board seemed to have a great time. I know we did!
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1 comment:

skippymom said...

Happy Anniversary. What a beautiful time you had. [is that one pic' of the mcmansion seriously one residence? it looks like a freaking hotel.] and the island green - do you seriously have to take a boat out there to putt? That is the $150 course, isn't it? jeesh.

I have to say tho' y'alls pic' is too cute!

Cheers to 25 more!

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