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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 ...
... to Minneapolis was rather uneventful, very long. The kids were extremely happy about the DVD player as they managed a couple of Harry Potter movies and the boys resignedly watched Georgia's mermaid princess one too!
Unfortunately it took a lot longer to find our hotel than we had anticipated, always harder when you don't have a proper map. We were seriously rethinking not having data on our phones as we drove round trying to read the half ...
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. ...
... is wafer thin, but not crispy, and they marinate the tomatoes in garlic. It’s simply the best pizza in the universe.
I leap out of the car into the rain, more of a drizzle than a downpour at this point, pop the hatchback, and pull my rain jacket out of my pack. Zan looks at me questioningly. “Oh, yeah,” I explain. “Sydney’s is an outdoor café.”
Zan’s face forms a protest. She’s right, of course, that ...
... wilderness area full of campsites and water trails in which canoeists travel for days and even weeks across. We met some a family if 3 generations just returning from a 4 day trip and another group of young men returning from a 10 day, 75 mile trip. I visited with a couple who work for local outfitters and, on their day off, were headed out to an island to pick blueberries.
We launched our kayaks at Seagull lake and headed ...