We headed down to Duluth, saying a fond farewell to the North Shore for this trip. At this point we were talking seriously about a time share, wouldn't it be great to have a place to go to several times a year? By the time we arrived at the citiy border, and reviewed the sales sheet, our enthusiasm for ownership had fled. But it would be nice...
Another Duluth tradition, the Portland Avenue Malt Shop. See how happy we are after having one?
I swear, they have a secret ingredient found nowhere else in dairy land. Time for some retail exploring along the Lakewalk.
Next to Fitgers (up on the deck) is the spot where my dear hubby asked for my hand in marriage-it will be 29 years ago in November! Yes, I said TWENTY NINE years. criminy.
I had mentioned the boat tour to our friend Doug and his family, who happened to be camping at Jay Cooke State Park that weekend, and they were along for the ride too! Doug and Mike had dueling cameras going on.
The Buffalo was departing as the fireworks were exploding, it was pretty magical:The Big Finish:Another great ending to a North Shore day.
Our last morning: after a visit to a Farmer's Market, and the Bong Museum in Superior (yes, Charlie liked the guns the best):
Saturday was spent with family. Charlie helped Lorraine make lunch:
And after spending four hours in line, Jim and Mary Pohl were part of the throng to actually tour the Tall Ships:Do you note any resemblance here?I think Charlie got the Hanson nose.
So, a wonderful get-away. But time to get back to the business of flight simulator building, kitchen remodeling, and enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation before heading back to school.
And a HUGE THANK YOU to Tracy, Eloise, and Esther for taking such good care of Claude. You can find them at www.sellabitmum.blogspot.com. Too adorable for words, so I won't even try!