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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 ...
... the lake for a couple if hours. Calm seas greeted us with a gentle breeze cooling our faces as we paddled along the shore for several miles. A loon allowed us to drift within a few feet.
The girl at the campground desk had me outed she picked blueberries up by Seagull lake the other day and told us to look for an area where the granite sticks out of the ground. We passed several parked cars of blueberry pickets finally ...
... earned their keep today. I let the tire set for a few minutes after it was remounted and aired up. It then leaked down, so I was perplexed as to what was wrong, but soon found the valve core was not secured well. After fixing that issue it seemed to do fine, so I remounted the wheel to the trailer. At this point it is late in the day, I have no phone service, and I am well behind in my schedule so I decide to retreat to Grand Marais where I know they have a municipal campground ...
From Duluth we continued north to Gooseberry Falls State Park. The falls are very easy to get to and you can climb all over them. Bring your suit if you want to get wet. From Gooseberry Falls we went to Split Rock Lighthouse. It is one of the more picturesque lighthouses you'll ever see. Too bad it was a bit overcast by then. The hike to the shoreline ...
After that we stopped quickly in Gooseberry Falls. We had also been here before but decided to stop because of Minnesota government issues we knew all of the state parks would be closed starting Thursday (state shutdown because no budget). There was a lot more water here then last time we went and it was very pretty.
Made the rest ...