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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. ...
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.
... in and a Harley with trailer was just leaving a parking spot. I decided it was meant to be and went inside and had lunch ( they do serve food other than pie) and of course a piece of pie. Back on the road with a full tummy and a smile, I stopped for gas just south of Grand Marais and continued up 61, which runs close beside Lake Superior and is a great road both for its curves and for. To breathtaking views of the lake. As I was approaching the Canadian border I went past a ...