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While the Christmas trees at Rockefeller Center and the White House might be garnering all the media attention, “The World’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree” is actually in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, at the Coeur D’Alene Resort, and boy do they want you to come and see it.
Not only does the Christmas tree on the shores of Lake Coeur D’Alene measure up at 161 feet (about twice the size of the tree they schlep in every year to Rockefeller Center), but each ornament on it is ten feet tall, and the surrounding light show is illuminated with 1.5 million bulbs.
Sound like a waste of energy? At least this year, the 30,000 sparkling lights on the tree itself will be LED. Add in an impeccably cued snow flurry, and you’ve got yourself the perfect white Christmas.
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"It was just a pipe dream honey."
Yet, it was not meant to be. The tennis superstar and his wife, Steffi Graf have cancelled the resort. As usual, money woes are to blame for the development's collapse.
The husband-and-wife tennis champions pulled the plug on the development because Credit Suisse Group sued to foreclose on a US$260 million loan to Tamarack's founders, said Joel Goldman, chief operating officer at Echo Partners, which also invested in the development.
Deposits taken for condo units in the development will be refunded. Perhaps Andre and Steffi would want to look at Las Ramblas?
Okay, we haven't celebrated the summer equinox yet but aren't you wondering what you'll do over July 4th weekend? Ever been to Idaho in the summer? You probably thought it was just for snowbirds, potato heads and indoor waterparks right? Wrong.
Besides powdery slopes, complex carbs and wet screaming kids, Idaho can be a fun summertime getaway. Casinos, canoeing and river rafting, ghost town visits, rodeos, paragliding and lots more, including a pretty good nightlife. Seriously, Idaho has a nightlife. You learn something new everyday.