Saturday, August 17, 2013

Coeur d’Alene Trail Video


It took all week to get the video uploaded. The size of the file and the upload speed of the internet here required more than 48 hours to upload the video of the trail. During the week the power company was changing out the lines along the main road. At least once a day they would cut the power which in turned stopped the upload process and required another attempt to try a new upload. There was no power interruption on Friday, so Thursday’s upload restart finally completed late last night.

The first video, Chatcolet to Harrison via Coeur d'Alene Trail is rather long as it is just over seven miles from Chatcolet to Harrison.

Chatcolet to Harrison via Coeur d'Alene Trail

The history of the trail was covered in an earlier blog.

As mentioned before Harrison is home to the Creamery so a short video of the Creamery is a must.

The Creamery–Harrison Idaho

 The batteries on the helmet video camera gave out on the return trip so scenes on the way back will have to wait for another attempt for huckleberry ice cream.

The local farmer markets are starting to carry fresh huckleberries. We purchased a quart for $10 the other week and Raija baked a huckleberry pie which provided me with my huckleberry fix until the next trip to Harrison.   

Saturday, August 10, 2013

All is well in Paradise


It has been a while since I have posted on our travel blog so here is just a short note to let all know that all is well in paradise. We have been busy just relaxing and enjoying the happenings here, exercising in the indoor 92 degree pool and cooling down in the outdoor 84 degree pool.

Strider enjoys his walks with Raija several times a day.


Strider looking for Raija’s return from the pool.

This summer has been filled with many concerts here at the resort. This weekend we had two, one on Friday and another one this evening.

Friday’s Concert featured Jesse Terry

Jesse Terry is a nationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter and road warrior. 
His music has been compared to the likes of Jackson Browne,
Paul Simon and James Taylor. 
Jesse has toured relentlessly in support of his two albums,
sharing the stage with such great singer/songwriters
as Mat Kearney, David Wilcox and Lori McKenna. 
Jesse is a regular at some of the finest listening venues in the country,
including the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville.


Tonight we are being entertained by Scott Kirby


Pianist/composer Scott Kirby specializes in
distinctly American musical styles which include
Classic Ragtime, New Ragtime, Creole Music and Terra Verde.
As a performer, he is also an educator,
providing historical context and musical insight into the program as it unfolds.
Each concert may include examples from North America,
South America and the Caribbean,
illuminating how a rich musical heritage
evolved from a mélange of ethnic music and "art music",
from the aural and the composed traditions.
Concerts may contain short pieces from Latin America
and the French Caribbean such as the Haitian meringue,
the beguine from Martinique, the Puerto Rican danza,
the cumbia or the Cuban habanera.
In addition, Kirby champions writers of New Ragtime and Terra Verde,
contemporary counterparts to the more traditional styles.
As a composer, Kirby combines the influence
of nineteenth century romanticism
with these New World idioms into his own
individual, syncopated language.

This past Wednesday we rode the bikes on the Coeur d’Alene trail to Harrison and enjoyed the Creamery’s ice cream. I am working on the video footage from a helmet mounted HD camera and hope to be able to post it in the next day or two.