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We departed Lake Minnetonka around 10:30a, picked up the hounds and headed north / east. It was nice to drive through a traffic-free Minneapolis and even spotted a few of the University of Minnesota buildings where Mike went to college. Shortly after leaving the city we were greeted by a super-friendly Minnesota State Trooper ...
... was a lot more "marking" than I would have liked (Sorry Theresa) but she indicated that it was to be expected.
Theresa was kind enough to offer us her cabin to spend the night so we had cocktails, dinner and more cocktails before bedding down.
Rosie is exhausted so all is good.
We left Dunham Lake and headed east in hopes of catching a lake ferry across Lake Michigan.
... OK for the maiden trip. We ended up paddling almost across the lake and back. After we got back I paddled around a little on my own to see how that was...not bad. Next time though, I will get in at the lake to avoid the big drag with me in the boat. All in all we learned what we needed to do to improve the experience...but I enjoyed being out on the lake anyway!
Tuesday we went biking on the Soo trail (rails to trails) ...
... br> Sheila and I also took a walk along the St. Croix river. During our visit to Hinckley, we have seen a ton of deer (mostly along the road - scary) and a couple of bald eagles. While we were at the river, we seen some tracks that looked a lot like bear - or perhaps a big dog!!
Tomorrow is moving day and we head up north towards Canada.
Chuck and Sheila Noel
Work up today to snow!! Sheila got a picture of me with snow on the jacket. We should have headed south, but despite the cold, the Northwood are very amazing beautiful. Sheila and I explored the North Shore of Minnesota from Duluth to Schroeder - about 100 miles. Our first stop was Duluth - at the Duluth Trading Company. Very expensive place.
Next stop was the lighthouse at Two Harbors. The lighthouse is still operating. We couldn't get in the building but we walked ...