Thursday, September 4, 2014

Post Falls, ID, Cabela’s


We decided to spend two nights at Cabela’s in Post Falls, Idaho, just east of Spokane Valley, Washington, where we had an appointment to take the car in yesterday. We met up again with Debbie, who arrived a couple hours before us. Although there were only a few RVs when we got there, as you can see it is a popular place and was nearly full both nights.

Close quarters.


But excellent internet. There is also drinking water, a dump station and a horse corral.


The first afternoon we did some shopping at Home Depot, Camping World and a couple other big RV parts dealers in Spokane Valley. Jim also wanted to stock up on some beer at the Total Wine store we passed on the way here. There was construction on I-90 eastbound just before the Cabela’s exit, and miles of stop and go traffic, so when we spotted the Boston’s Pizza we decided to tough it out with a pizza and beer before heading back during rush hour traffic, a wise move. When we got back we walked into Cabela’s where I bought some hiking socks, the price for our free stay.

Yesterday morning Jim took the Subaru to Truline RV, while Debbie and I made a Trader Joe’s run. Truline quickly diagnosed the brake light problem, which had apparently been wired incorrectly when it was switched from the HHR to the Subaru in Albuquerque a couple years ago. They also drilled a new hole and remounted the breakaway switch Jim replaced a few days ago, which he had attached with zip ties after breaking off the screw. Only a $56 job, and now everything is working properly.

We spent the afternoon doing laundry and picking up a few things at Walmart. A not-so-fun couple of days, but they were productive. And it rained most of the day yesterday so at least we didn’t waste a beautiful day on chores.

Last night at dusk a horse trailer came in and deposited these three handsome creatures in the pen next to Debbie’s site.


I named this one Sophie, as it spent almost 30 minutes this morning trying to break out.


Today the sun is shining and we move back into the forest.


  1. When I owned a home in the Spokane Valley it was near Cabela's. I had property and horses and we often road along the Centennial River Trail to Cabela's and stashed the horses in the corral while we ate lunch and shopped at Cabela's. Fun times to look back on.

  2. Wait a went to Total Wine store to buy beer? Sounds like an oxymoron to me. Lol.

  3. Never heard of a Cabela's with a horse corral. Interesting.

  4. We've only stayed at Cabela's once in WV but it sure was a nice set up. Their parking lot for trucks and RV's was huge. I was surprised to see the horse corrals. Ours also had large dog pens. That horse really didn't want to stay there. I thought that was what she was trying to do in the photo.

  5. Ahhh Sophie...Rosie tried to climb out of our screen door opening today...made me think of your Sophie!

  6. I love those days when I can check several things off my list - especially those things that have been on there for a couple years! While not scenic, Cabela's looks like a good central spot, and really great if you have horses :-)