From June 11-14 Ethan and I had a mini vacation in one of our favorite locations: the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. I grew up going there a lot with my family and he also did with his family. The air is so much more fresh and clean. It’s more peaceful and relaxing. From the moment you hit Duluth on the drive up, you feel the weight of your normal life lift off of your shoulders. Take a deep breath of that fresh, lake air and you instantly feel refreshed. Although the trip was shorter than we would have liked, it was definitely what we needed! On Saturday we met up with my parents for dinner. They have been looking at buying property up there so they were up with a realtor for the weekend. All in all we had a great time and are already looking forward to our next trip up. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip.
Two Harbors, MN
Sven & Ole’s Pizza
Sunset over Grand Marais harbor
We kept seeing the cutest family of ducklings every day that we were there.
Friday morning walk around the harbor and breakwater
Drury Lane Books – cute little bookstore in downtown Grand Marais
Cute little window seat area
Another store in Grand Marais with a great book collection, including used
Front right side of the store has shelves and shelves of books, many of them about the area or written by local MN authors
Used section at the back of the store
Lunch at the Angry Trout Cafe – so delicious and everything was so fresh and clean
There is a schooner that you can go out for a ride in and learn about sailing – someday we’ll do it
Beautiful loon fishing the exit waters of the Cascade River into Lake Superior
Cascade River State Park
Dinner at My Sister’s Place – I got the Bull Moose bison burger and Ethan got the North Shore bison burger SO GOOD!
Judge CR Magney State Park
Judge CR Magney State Park – shortly after this photo was taken we continued on down the trail and ran into a black bear!
Saturday was a windy day so the lake was fairly rough
Stopped in for a couple of pints at Voyageur Brewing Company
Some live music at the brewery
Walk out on the breakwater for our last night in Grand Marais
Lighthouse in action
The town of Grand Marais as seen from the lighthouse
Foggy Sunday morning drive home with a stop at a wayside beach