|10-4 - I'm riding in a helicopter!|
The very next weekend it was Mike's turn to get away and he went on a guy's 4-wheeling trip to Hayward, WI.
|Who knew the library could be so exciting!? (Hadley's anticipating the candy she'll get at the parade.)|
|This girl is so photogenic (am I biased?)|
|We also made a stop at the park.|
|Just a little dirty|
This weekend we went on our second annual Fall trip to the North Shore. We love to explore so this time we stayed at a new place - Cove Point Lodge, in Beaver Bay. We left Thursday morning and anticipated being in Duluth by at least noon. About 30 minutes into our trip we got a flat tire so made a pit stop at Tires Plus where we ended up getting two new tires. While we waited we stopped at Once Upon a Child and found some good deals and came up with Hadley's Halloween costume concept (and bought the accessories). Ninety minutes later, our original plan out the window, we made our way north - stopping at Banning State Park for a picnic in the woods. Next we stopped at Hawks Ridge in Duluth. We didn't see that many birds (although the bird enthusiasts were excited looking through their huge lenses) we saw a great view of the city and Lake Superior. Late that afternoon we pulled into the Lodge, went swimming, and out to dinner.
|Hawks Ridge, Duluth|
|We saw two rainbows on Thursday. Here's the view out our room in Beaver Bay.|
|Throwing rocks into the water at the rock bar where the Baptism River meets Lake Superior in Tettegouche.|
|We made it to our destination on the hike - Cascades waterfall!|
Saturday we packed up, hiked to the point at Cove Point Lodge, went to see the falls at Gooseberry Falls and stopped in Two Harbors to search for agates (Miles and I each got a pocketful that Miles says we need to do "diagnostics" on to find out if they are real agates. He also wants to buy a tool to polish his rocks.) Then we drove to Duluth. In Duluth we went to Bent Paddle Brewery (crazy enough it's a family friendly place), checked into our hotel in Canal Park, went swimming, and had dinner at the Duluth Grill (featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives).
|Enjoying a small hike near Cove Point Lodge.|
|Cove Point Lodge|
|My photos are a bit out of order from here on out - tired kids (and tired mama).|
|Playing Uno at Bent Paddle|
|We played many serious games.|
|This boy LOVED exploring at Gooseberry Falls. He led us all over the waterfall and the walkways around the visitor center.|
|Exploring in Duluth|