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    10 Things to Do Off-grid

    We enjoyed our first camping trip of the season this past weekend. We were only gone 2 nights but it was fun to go off-grid for a few hours. Lyle and I took our trailer north to Priest Lake, almost to the Canadian border. We had no electrical or water hook-ups and no cell signal or internet service.

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    Silver Valley Tour, Part 4

    I had thought to divide the rest of the Silver Valley tour into two more parts, with one part being Kellogg and Wardner, and then the last part being Osburn and Wallace... but I've decided to just go ahead and share the rest of it in this one post.

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    Silver Valley Tour, Part 1

    I love taking the scenic route... getting off the main highway and slowing down through small towns... Earlier this summer Lyle and I took a long Sunday drive through the nearby Silver Valley across the panhandle of Idaho.

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    June Adventures

    During the month of June we mostly stayed close to home, though we did venture out for some fun day trips and evening activities. On the first Sunday of June we took a long drive through the Silver Valley following the route mapped out in our Roads Less Traveled Through the Coeur d’Alenes book. This was the Mining District tour…

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    May Adventures

    Spring is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the long daylight hours and the fresh green everywhere, not to mention all the flowers that come in stages. First the crocuses and primroses, then the daffodils and tulips, followed by the irises and lilacs. The red tulips were especially lovely in the Children’s Garden across the street a few…