We spent the weekend in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Have you been ?
It’s a pretty magical town.
CDA manages to stay quaint without overdevelopment. And, when I say quaint, I mean it in the truest sense not in the phony-trying-too-hard-to-be cute way. Couer D’Alene doesn’t have to try hard. In August, life is simple. It’s locals, boaters, and lots of good times.
I like it a lot. K does too. And, fortunately for us, his parents own a home right on the lake. You can jump right off the dock and into the cool waters. Or, take a boat out on the water and find a secluded cove.
It was a much needed getaway.
It was also a fairly quiet weekend. K’s parents are both injured so we spent a great deal of time lounging around the deck with them watching the boats pass by beneath us. We also got a chance to sort through lots of boxes of old photographs.
We found some great stuff.
I am in love with this little lap dog.
I love this one. Weddings are always sweet.
And, speaking of sweetness, my sweetie took me to one of his favorite joints in town. It was fantastic. I had the best hamburger of my life. Well, to be honest, I do not have a great deal of burger experience. After all, I did spend the past several years sampling many veggie burgers. This meaty delight, however, will not soon be forgotten. Perhaps it was the starvation and stars I was seeing after a long bike ride in the raging hot sun? Perhaps it was the blissful way I am when we are away together? Either way, I will always remember this place for that flavorful, juicy burger.
The place is Hudsons Hamburgers. And, if you live within 50 miles of it, you know the place. Hudsons is over 100 years old. It’s a landmark.
If you’re looking for something fancy, this isn’t the place. This is no frills. If you want a ton of interesting toppings, go elsewhere. They offer onion, pickles, and cheese. Condiments? Catsup, spicy catsup, and mustard.
You’ll have to wait in line for certain. It’s worth it to savor a little piece of Idaho history.
Eat up, CDA.