Travel Blogs from Grand Marais
The plans are made, the tickets are ready, the hotel is booked, the sun is out in Portugal, sunscreen is packed. The temperature in the Algarve today is 27 - Perfect! The little red pig is excited about the trip.
We have been to Portugal before but never to the mainland. So we are heading to the Algarve which is on the southern coast on the Atlantic - sort of the Portuguese ...
Patrick got up bright and early (6:30am) to get the tire fixed. Too bad the people at the Walmart Auto Centre didn't! The website claimed that they opened at 7am but I tried to tell him they opened at 9am - like the Walmart clerk advised me the day before on the phone. I will admit that the clerk seemed a little confused about the hours but I had a hard time believing that the auto ...
... point and glanced over to realize that I needed a picture of that, so I turned around and went back to get it. I pulled in behind a GS that I had seen at the rally and took a couple of pictures, then asked the couple if they would take one of me with my bike and the lake. They said sure, and did so, which generated some conversation about bikes and Canadian gas stations. This led to the rider noticing that one of my trailer tires was very low. I concurred and got to work ...
From Duluth we continued north to Gooseberry Falls State Park. The falls are very easy to get to and you can climb all over them. Bring your suit if you want to get wet. From Gooseberry Falls we went to Split Rock Lighthouse. It is one of the more picturesque lighthouses you'll ever see. Too bad it was a bit overcast by then. The hike to the shoreline ...
We left the house by 4:30 am to start heading to Minnesota. We usually don't drive that far in one day but with the camper we didn't want to stop and set up camp twice. We made really good time and stopped at Betty's Pies outside of Two Harbors for lunch. We ate there last time we were on the North Shore and really liked it, Shared two big pieces of pie ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed