Spirit of Gitche Gumee
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... who were also staying in Minneapolis for the night but by the time we were checked in it was after seven and the idea of getting back in the car and battling our way across town to have dinner accompanied by rather tired grumpy children was not so appealing.
We did decide to leave the hotel to find some fast food because we didn't want to be there any longer than needed. We had two rooms next to each other so we split the kids and headed to ...
... to rain. It didn’t but nor did the wind let up. It was howling off Lake Superior when I got there and the waves were crashing onto the shore. Nothing placid about it! Anyway, I found a spot about 1/2 an hour north of Duluth to hunker down for the night.
Just figured out that I’ve travelled 5500 km since leaving home. ...
... the kids before making use of the fire pit for s'mores. Many marshmallows were consumed, lots of sticky fingers and big smiles. Most grown-ups had dessert before dinner, s'mores was an absolute treat. We even managed to introduce them to Uncle Richard, who wanted to go back for seconds after dinner!
Conrad managed to get away for a short drive and walk, he wanted to see some more wildlife. He was not lucky with that but ...
... what I am going to post, what I am going to trash. Ugh!
We also stopped to take photos of Split Rock Light House. We would like to have gone out to seed it, but there was road construction, so distance photos will have to do.
We drove further north and then west toward Finland trying to see as much scenery as possible. We stopped for lunch at a little pull out park next to ...
... Two Harbors!
There is a very nice rocky beach right in front of us and, of course, a lake that looks as big as an ocean.
We found a great trail that goes up to the left of the beach through a memorial park and dumps us out at a light house and Iron Ore port in Agate Bay. (Or what ever they call it. It's where the big ships come in and they fill them with iron ore. It's enormous.)
We walked out on to the end of the pier where the little light house is, then back up to the ...
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150 Mensing Drive, Silver Bay | 2 star hotelfrom $115