Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lured to Lake Superior

After six years of noTTafarming, we finally bit the bullet and planned an actual vacation - one where we spent more than one night away from home, traveled out of state, and tried not to worry about the kitties or the yardwork awaiting our return. It was wonderful to escape to the shore of Lake Superior for four mid-September days.
We last took a trip north of the Twin Cities in 2009 so it was really fun to see the changes in Duluth, Minnesota. We stayed at brand new hotel ( right on the water. Though the trees hadn't quite started changing, there was a hint of fall in the cool air.
Duluth's waterfront has been developed into a wonderful event space. There were a lot of people enjoying the area, even during the work week when we visited.
We stayed in Duluth but traveled north along the scenic highway to Grand Marais the first day. We stopped at Gooseberry Falls State Park and enjoyed a hike.
Next stop:  Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.  
The activity Scott looked forward to the most was picking up rocks on the lakeshore. He made it home with a couple of handfuls which he now has displayed on his desk.
In Grand Marais, the skies turned darker as the afternoon wore on, casting an ominous shadow over the lake.
On the second day, we drove east to Bayfield, Wisconsin, home of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It's a beautiful, quaint little town with lots of cute shops and incredible scenery. The following day, we stopped in Minneapolis on the way home for lunch downtown and a short shopping spree then hopped in the car for an uneventful trip home. The kitties were expertly cared for by Gramma and Grampa Camp so they were unfazed by our absence (but I sure was happy to see them.)

We enjoyed our time away but are happily back in the swing of things here at noTTafarm.
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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