Sandpoint Getaway

Written by guest blogger Danielle Gruden.

Five people cramped in a Honda Element doesn’t seem like a great premise to a traveling story, however, this is how it began. My goal was to escape the tortured life of being pale skinned and move on to looking like I hadn’t been living in a cave for five years. I had high hopes of becoming a golden goddess. I was going with a band of amazing people, so laughs and good times were expected as well.

In Sandpoint, life is good. We had an amazing brunch down at the Trinity at City Beach, indulging in crab-cake benedict and fruit pancakes. Afterward, we strolled around downtown for shopping, eats, and drinks. The girls did the shopping, while the guys disappeared into a local pub, Eichardt’s.

Sandpoint has a variety of places to stay – since we had a birthday boy in our group – we decided to spoil him (and ourselves) a bit. We rolled into the Seasons. We laid on the docks for hours at a time, catching up with deep girl chatter and pondering the young life of two mid-twenty somethings. Hanging out with good friends, watching the sun set and sharing laughter fireside – what could be better?

Another reason to checkout out Sandpoint? Recently, Sandpoint was included in USA Today’s Best of the Road piece as a “Most Beautiful” town finalist – and I can attest to this.