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... a bit further south to Temperance River State Park and walked part of the trail down past the waterfall to the rocky shore line of Lake Superior. We drove back to Grand Marais and enjoyed a beer on a roof top terrace listening to a local musician playing his country music.
All too soon it was time to hit the road back to Thunder Bay after a great day out in the warm September sunshine.
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 ...
... 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 ...
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.
... service. Checked into the campground in Grand Marais and decided that the run along the north shore of Superior will have to wait as I am not completely comfortable with the trailer tire situation and can definitely get more support o the southern route. If anything goes wrong. Tomorrow the plan is to launch for Boyne City using the southern route along US 2 across Wisconsin and into Michigan. Hopefully there will be no issues, but if there are I will be in a better place to deal with ...