Nestled in a pine-green mantle beside a gem of a lake, Coeur d'Alene has perhaps the most idyllic setting of any Idaho town. Restaurants with waterfront dining, a 3,300-foot floating boardwalk, and resort hotels cluster along the water's edge. American bald eagles and the largest population of osprey in the Western United States make their homes here; the watery playground attracts sailors and water-skiers as well. There are more than 29 golf courses within an hour's drive of Coeur d'Alene; sightseeing cruises pass by the floating 14th hole of the golf course at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More