We got out of town last weekend for a few days of R&R up on the North Shore. We enjoyed all that Mother Nature had to show us up there - the waterfalls, the big lake, the rocks, the trails, and lots of fresh air! We took our sweet time getting up there and getting home, making quite a few pit stops along the way. We were in no rush and had no agenda, the perfect kind of getaway :)
We stayed at the Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior. It was great! Henry played out by the lake, throwing rocks, for many, many hours. It was a little chilly, but we stayed dry, so no complaints there!
Here's our attempt at a family selfie on our 7am hike the first morning.
They had the fire-pits going out on the beach at all hours of the day; we were the only ones out there bright and early in the morning!
Phil and Henry went down the Alpine Slide together. They took a chair lift up to the top the mountain and rode down the 1/2 mile track. I found a YouTube video of the Alpine Slide for Henry to see before they got up there. He saw that there were 2 tracks and he said they had to go on the FAST one!
We all went on the gondola ride to the other side of the mountain, enjoyed some hot cocoa at the ski chalet, then headed back to the other side. It was beautiful up there!
We ventured up to Grand Marais one day. Once again, the boys skipped and threw plenty of rocks into Lake Superior. There was a tiny little place called "World's Best Donuts" - those are some pretty big shoes to fill! Well, the title lived up to it's name - they were FABULOUS - the best donuts I've ever had.....in the world. Phil said they reminded him of the Linton Bakery :)
There's the main lodge in the background. We stayed a short hike's distance away in the condos. We came over here a few times a day to go swimming at the indoor pool, have dinner, roast marshmallows, and play on the beach.
Here was our last stop on the way home - one last waterfall sighting at the Temperance River State Park.