By now you have probably heard of a new collaborative site that I'm part of over at Mama Needs A Vacation which is where this post originally came from when I was visiting the Coeur d'Alene area on a family vacation. You probably remember me talking about loading into the car hitting the road with the family to enjoy a weekend full of fun and making new memories. All I can say is I can't believe how much fun I had when I was able to just kick back and enjoy the moment.
— Laura Cyra (@lcyra) February 8, 2014
To find some fun for the kids and get a better idea of what the area had to offer I headed to the Coeur d’Alene Convention & Visitors Bureau which is right in the heart of downtown. They had an amazing staff who were more than willing to help me out with what to do with the kids while we were visiting. We decided to do the Mudgy & Millie walk! It was a self-guided walk that starts at the base of Tubbs Hill and ends at Independence Point. A 2 1/4 mile route to the Coeur d’Alene Library, through the Downtown area, around the Resort’s framed boardwalk and through the City Park before ending at Independence Point overlooking the lake! There is a map in the book or an easy to follow brochure, both of which you can pick up at the visitors center or the library.
Mudgy & Millie Walk – Family Travel in Coeur d’Alene Idaho
Since it was snowing out we decided to head to the library and check out the Mudgy statue there! The library is an impressive new building which had free wifi for visitors to use! Next time you’re in the area stop in their book selection is great, a separate kids section was in the basement and the staff were friendly and helpful. The statue, which was created by internationally recognized sculptor and painter Terry Lee, was located outside by the back doors in the basement. You will find a plaque telling you where you are on the trail as well as the page of the book that features the location you’re at!
Luckily the snow didn't stop us and I was able to talk Cheyenne into getting her photo taken by the statue! We’re already planning our next trip back so we can do the whole trail as a family. We're looking to the boardwalk and the opening on the new park in downtown Coeur d’Alene so stay tuned for our next road trip there!
What's your favorite family travel story?