Naples, ID

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We spent 3 nights here at the Blue Lake RV Park in Naples, ID.  It was a very pleasant lake setting.

Sandpoint, ID

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day it seems that everywhere we go we see various types of festivals being advertised.  While we don’t attempt to schedule around these events, sometimes our trip coincides with a local festival.  Last fall we encountered the Avocado and Margarita Festival in Morro Bay, CA.  Here we found that the town of Sandpoint, ID, had scheduled a beer festival to occur while we were parked in Naples, about 23 miles away.  We went down and found Sandpoint to be a very pleasant town on the northern shore of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake.  We enjoyed some of the local beer, some music and the beautiful views of the lake.

Next stop:  Kalispell, MT

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Island Park, ID

After having spent a total of 8 days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, we took a short break in Island Park, ID,  When exiting YNP through the west entrance you immediately pass through the town of West Yellowstone, Montana.  This visit to Montana doesn’t last long, however, since Highway 20 turns south and you enter Idaho and very shortly come to Island Park.

There’s not really much of a town but there is a nearby lake and plenty of fishing and hunting opportunities.  We parked for 3 nights at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort where we once again had full hookups and WiFi service.  This gave us some time to catch up on email, blog posts, organize photos, do some laundry and clean the motorhome inside and out.  It was a pleasant and productive stopover.

Next up:  Idaho Falls, ID