Monday, July 28, 2008

benewah.

...so we drove the hour up to farragut friday afternoon to discover that every campground in northern idaho was completly full! the ranger gave us a list of every campground in idaho and the phone numbers and i called and found one about 1 hour south of coeur d'alene with some space available... i REALLY didn't want to drive all the way back home so merv was a sport and decided to make the drive. we didn't arrive until aout 10:00pm and had to set up the tent in the dark. but we had a really good weekend. it's located right on the bottom tip of lake coeur d'alene called benewah in hayburn state park, about 10 miles west of st.maries, idaho off of the st.joe river.
cody loved the place. he was a complete dirt ball and loved every minute of it. creating rock creatures ...




and fishing right of the dock. he caught fish after fish after little fish.... some kind of yellow spikey things that i've never seen before...




we napped some, hiked some and cooked good food & ate reeces peanut butter cup smores (the best kind of smores)...

and slept with the tent top off to check out the stars at night ...


we had no idea this place even existed. you drive and drive and drive through wheat fields and then all of the sudden your in the middle of this beautiful forest along the lake. on the way home, we discovered there were hardly any gas stations or stores so we stopped at the coeur d'alene casino to use the potty and grab a bite to eat. we'll probably go to hell but i was sure to explain to cody that those pretty machines and that fancy building are all just a trick to steal your money. i saw this on the way out and couldn't resist a picture:

3 comments:

Darla said...

fun fun! How nice to just do your own family camping trip! How come you look good in EVERY pic Julie? COme on!! You're pregnant for peets' sake (spelling on that?) AND camping!! (:

Arah said...

oh i love that little dirtball Cody. I am excited about going this weekend. And yeah, how come you looks so good camping? did you even get any dirt on you?

j. call said...

It looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. You and Arah talk way too much about going to hell lately. Funny.