Coeur D'Alene Idaho is not even an hour away from us. I love that lake. It reminds me of summers spent at the lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin. I love swimming in the open lake water. Although this lake is a little different, as people are swimming, planes are landing, ferries are crossing, kayaks stroll by, people do stand up paddle surfing, jet skis fly by, people are parasailing- all on one lake, it's a little nuts! It was a really hot day. We were supposed to go away on a long camping trip, but plans changed and we were only able to sneak away for an afternoon but it was lovely. I had been craving a day of sitting on a beach reading, knitting, and swimming. The weather has just started to feel like summer around here, and I have a sunburn on my back to prove it.