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Saturday 27th September
Today we had a trip across the border into Cook County, Minneapolis and visited the pretty Lake side resort of Grand Marais. It's about 80 miles south along route 61 and took us about an hour and a half. I had to buy a 30 day visa at the border which cost $6.
Cook County is basically a 3,340 square mile national park. It's the place you ...
One by one the majority of us trickled away from the cabin back to Minneapolis for flights to various locations. Such a shame it wasn't possible to have more than one full day together. We debated staying on but would have had to get up at at least 4 am in order to get to our flight on time decided not to. All that were left tonight was Laura and her new family.
A few moments were stolen by the Lake for throwing stones in, always a fun ...
... with some lovely pictures.
Once the kids had been bathed and unwound they were put to bed.
The rest of us had a beautiful chicken dinner with lots of fixings. It was a rare treat to have meals cooked for me so i relished it. The fire was lit in the open fire in the lounge which added to the atmosphere. Before long it was past bedtime for all, all in all a very special day with close family and my sisters new one.
We spent two nights in Grand Marais before the trip to Isle Royale so we decided on the day between to drive up the 50 miles of Gunflint Trail to the eastern section of the Boundary Waters Area to kayak and maybe pick blueberries.
This vast network of lakes, rivers and portages had been used by traders for centuries to transport furs east and trading goods and supplies west into the north woods and boreal forest areas.
... How do I sand the corrosion down enough to allow the tube to survive when I am beside the road in Northern Minnesota?" I remembered that I had some emery boards in my toilet kit and was able to use two of them ( all I had) to sand the rough spot down to a smooth surface. I then wrapped the rim in electrical tape to further protect it and remounted the tire to the rim. I should take a moment to note that I had purchased a set of really nice tire irons at the rally and ...