Anyway, John had a conference in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho for a few days and the kids and I tagged along. Have you been there before? It really is gorgeous. It's nestled in the prettiest Northern Idaho valley with rolling mountains full of thick timber that seem to engulf that prettiest crystal blue lake you'll ever see. Our resort aimed to please as well, sprawling floating docks with sandy beaches lining the shore and a golf course with its own floating green. I tried to take pictures, needless to say, between my bags of "necessities," two toddlers, and a stroller I was my own traveling circus, which didn't leave a whole lot of space for picture taking.
Somewhere along the circus shuffle I lost my camera battery which forced us into the nearest Nikon shop to find a new one. $78 dollars later I left feeling defeated by something the size of a Tic Tac box. I justified the whole ordeal with the fact that a price can't be put on capturing memories. Or so that's what I will say to John when he sees the credit card bill ;)