Surfside on Lake Superior
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... Minnesota's Top ten mountain peaks and it's highest waterfall, enjoy its longest and most scenic hiking trails, and enjoy Lake Superior - the world's largest freshwater lake. Unfortunately we only had a day so we couldn't fit it all in!
In the morning we looked around Grand Marais and had
lunch at a ...
The hotel we stayed at left much to be desired, Conrad reckons it was probably more a rent by the hour place........ I found that is you had a family of over four people finding a single room was impossible and as soon as two rooms were booked the price was way out of our budget so we had little choice. (Also helped by only being able to do a very short search online for a city we didn't know.)
We wanted to meet up with ...
... 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.
... my mind to creativity,
empowering my whole being profoundly
paddling is contentment,
brings back memories, carefree and pleasant
I'm one with the water, I'm in my element,
outdoors always a pure enjoyment,
nature's vista, its colors pleasurable,
its hidden bounty, its secret joy,
silent beauty uncomparable.....