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One by one the majority of us trickled away from the cabin back to Minneapolis for flights to various locations. Such a shame it wasn't possible to have more than one full day together. We debated staying on but would have had to get up at at least 4 am in order to get to our flight on time decided not to. All that were left tonight was Laura and her new family.
A few moments were stolen by the Lake for throwing stones in, always a fun ...
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. ...
... br> We watched them getting fed by hand and learned a little bit about their habits and almost extinction due to bounties on their heads which were in place up until the 1950's. They looked like big dogs and the most interesting thing for me was the family tree that showed how many popular breeds of domestic dogs came into being, all of which originated with the wolf.
Not a bad way to spend a rainy day.
... in car feed.
Our destination being the town of Ely, which sits on the edge of an area called Boundary Waters, a series of lakes that are great for canoeing and spotting wildlife as well as serving as the border between the US and Canada.
It was in the high 50's when we arrived and raining, so no outdoor activities for us today. Headed off to the local steakhouse for some cow.
... Falls Hotel, a real hotspot on the lakes. Opened in 1913, it now belongs to the Park Service, who refurbished it in the 1980's using materials, hardware and fixtures to match the original building. We enjoyed being out on the water and getting to see more of this beautiful park before we head out tomorrow.
This visit has been relaxing with cooking good breakfasts each morning instead of being on the run ...