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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 ...
... boys had discovered a little walk up a creek that led into the lake, it went up to the road above and under. They enjoyed walking hunched over through the drain pipe, trying no to step on the trickle of water at their feet. Wonderful to see them outdoors exploring.
Before long it was time for us to depart, hard to say good bye to Laura as it's unknown when we will see each other again. Great to know she has such a great partner.
Today was our first day on this trip where we had no plans, nowhere to be and just family to hang out with.
We had a wonderful breakfast of blueberry and wild rice sausages, donuts and scrambled eggs. It was nice to not have to cook for once although it was a lovely kitchen I wouldn't have minded if the kids hadn't been so hands on.
Lake Superior is the largest lake in the world, our cabin was on the shore of it. ...
... Minnesotans, so it boasts a downtown populated with useless tourist shops and the occasional really cool store. On the weekend before Labor Day, the tiny town is crowded, but we manage to find a parking spot just outside our lunch destination: Sydney’s Frozen Custard and Wood-Fired Pizza.
Julie and I discovered Sydney’s by accident after our first visit to Isle Royale, and now we visit it every time we head Up North. We always order the Margherita Pizza. ...
... a promising area. Had no idea what to look for but headed out in search.
We soon found a patch of low lying wild blueberries and begin to pick. We managed to collect a half pint or do before continuing on.
Later in day after our kayak voyage we srive on to Trails End campground for a peak and discovered an unpicked patch which gave us another pint! Our day was complete and we headed back down the gunflint trail towards ...