Tag: alaska airlines

Blues festival of Coeur d’Alene is here!

It’s here!  It’s here!  What, you ask?  The annual Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival, hosted by our own Coeur d’Alene Resort!  This year marks the eighth year of the festival.  And interestingly, it has been the  winner of the title of “best blues festival” two years in a row.  This prestigious award is given out by the Inland Empire Blues Society.

What’s going on?

The festival starts Friday, March 31, and runs through Sunday, April 2.  This year’s headliner will be  Laith Al-Saadi, a finalist on the popular television program, “The Voice”.  He and his band will be performing in the big room at 8:30 PM.  Mr. Al-Saadi has worked with blues greats Taj Mahal,  Greg Allman, and B.B. King, to name a few only.  Most noteworthy,  Laith Al-Saadi was said to be  “a power performer who is so legitimate and memorable” by Entertainment Weekly magazine.  And, that’s not all!  The …

Read More
Isn’t Winter over yet?

beach2We think that we should be done with Winter for one Winter, however, it doesn’t seem like Winter is quite done with us.  Where can you go to escape the snow, rain, cold, mud and mess that is headed our way?

We have discussed this before, but now things are about to get desperate.  Rain is forecast for the next while, followed by sun, which should be good news, but will bring the snow thaw and all that that means.  Mud, ice, mud, flooding in the low areas, and of course, mud.

If you really need to get out of town until the weather calms itself, here are two  suggestions.

Ever visited South Carolina?

Well, we never have, but after doing this research, we just may need to!

South Carolina boasts over 380 golf courses, so if golf is your game, this might look like heaven.  The courses range in …

Read More
Try these warm Winter destinations!

images-12Brrr!  I don’t know about you, but I think it’s been particularly cold recently.  Here are some US destinations where you can warm up.   If  it is in the southern part of the country, thats a good start….

Number one, Palm Springs, CA

California is close, and if you have never visited there, now’s your chance.  It is cold and and snowy here, and warm and sunny there.  One good option is Palm Springs, CA.   However, what does one do there?  Well, golf, eat, relax by the hotel pool, drink, what more could you ask for?  In addition, you can visit  “living desert Palm Springs” for a closer look at the area’s plant and animal ” local color.”    The average temperature in December, January, and February is a balmy  74 degrees.

Number Two, Scottsdale, Arizona

Since it’s  average Winter temperatures are in the mid-seventies, Scottsdale is another lovely southern US …

Read More