Time spent laughing with and enjoying my eccentric family was the soul food that I didn't know I was desperately hungry for. You know it's love when you can just hug someone for ages and breathe them in, and I admit to doing so with every last member of our 20+ party. Plus it was just plain fun.
From wake boarding or tubing behind the boat to visiting friends on house boats with water slides, to living life from delicious home made meal to meal, to visiting Coeur D' Alene's over 10 thrift stores (yes, I said over 10, in a city with less than 50,000 people. I never thought I'd be out-thrifted but my gran certainly wore me out one day with a limitless patience for second hand shops).
Coeur D'Alene also boasts a magnificent U shaped port-walk where you can enjoy a 10 minute stroll surrounded in water, insane public parks with stone cliffs over the lake that seem as if they were made just to jump off, great restaurants, several looming resorts, a floating golf green, and the invention of water skiing!
Enjoy some captures from the trip, when I could actually be bothered to carry my camera. And if you harbor a lust for the Great Northwest or a need for a getaway, I strongly encourage a visit.
Endless thanks to my grandparents for making this week happen, for creating the insanity that is my family and for liking us anyways <3
For those of you accustomed to things like moss and private docks: I'm not.
Where did my little brother go? This 6 foot tall man must have eaten him.
Baby Sister Tessa and I had a makeup and model-a-thon. We did up one another's faces and had a ball posing around the rocks. She artistically directed her own avante garde shoot, as well as my entire aesthetic and river goblin pose.
Biggest little sister Torre, Mom and I.
Mom makes wake boarding look really easy. It isn't.