Pulaski Tunnel Trail in Wallace, ID. This trail traces the escape of miners from the huge 1910 fire. Our friends from Seattle, Dave, Kristi, and Chelsea, came to visit.  Kristi wanted to see an old mining town, so we drove to Wallace. Moxie and Jonathan Family photo! Moxie is just earning off leash privileges.  She had fun swimming in the river on our hike. Gotta love Idaho. The aliens zapped us! Kristi and Dave brought Moxie a yummy new treat. Lake CDA. Moxie and Turner. Moxie and Turner wrestling in the backyard. Summers are great because Moxie can enjoy napping on the deck. Kevin, MaryEllen, and Beth came over to help celebrate my birthday. Mom and dad surprised us with a birthday/anniversary gift.  We had been eyeing this table in an art gallery since we first moved to CDA. The table is the perfect blend of Maine, Seattle, and CDA.  CDA artist, loon and lobster boat, the boat says 'Seattle.' We celebrated our anniversary with a long weekend drive along the Selkirk Loop through the Idaho panhandle, southeast British Columbia, and northeast Washington.  First stop Sandpoint, ID. Sandpoint or Ellis Island? Lake Pend Oreille - Sandpoint. Bonners Ferry, ID.  Can't get much farther north in the USA. Mural in Bonners Ferry Moxie and Jonathan in a little gazebo in Bonners Ferry. Roadtrippin. Moxie's seat. The North Woven Broom Co. in Creston, B.C. made official promotional brooms for both the Harry Potter movie and Bewitched. Waiting for the Kootenay Lake ferry.  The world's longest free ferry.  Headed towards Nelson, B.C. Kootenay Lake - the Kootenay Bay ferry dock. Moxie's first ferry ride.  In fact, her first boat ride of any kind. We happened to drive by Kokanee Creek Provincial Park campsite and decided to drive through.  What an unexpected treat.  We walked along the spawning channels for kokanee salmon. We watched the salmon spawing and jumping up the steps. Waiting for my man in Nelson, B.C. - where the 1987 Steve Martin movie, Roxanne, was filmed. We had a delightful walk along the lake in Nelson and passed this series of exercise machines. Amy and Moxie along the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in Nelson. Amy and Moxie along the river in Nelson. Mid-September wheat fields in Washington.  We passed beautiful wheat fields on our way to apple country. We met Kristi, Dave, and Chelsea halfway between Seattle and CDA in the Wenatchee Valley to visit apple orchards and go camping.  We spent the afternoon at the Cashmere Cider Mill and the owner gave us a tour of the cider press. Pasturization machine. Beautiful sunflower at the Cashmere Cider Mill. Kristi and Dave at the campsite.  Kristi's not so sure about this whole camping thing. Chelsea's ready for the night! Jonathan setting up our tent... ...while I chill with Moxie.  Afterall, I have to make sure her first camping trip is fun. The swimming area at our Lincoln Rock State Park campsite. Who said the playground is just for kids! Cooking dinner in the dark. Krisi preparing appetizers. Dave and Kristi watch us swim, but don't even think about going in. The Burky's of course took an early morning swim. Breakfast!
Chelsea chilling in the morning. Kristi and Dave having a relaxing morning. We had to stop at one last farm stand (only a few miles out of the way) on our way out of town. We chose this farm stand just for the cider donuts.  It was worth the drive! Oh no!  We just hit Amy!  Dead photo! Jonathan apples - my favorite! Then we have the Pink Lady, Winesap, and Granny Smith :) Granny, you look so young. snuggle time! Moxie always tries to take the biggest branch she can find along our Tubbs Hill walks.