Friday, April 16, 2010

(Most Of) Our Trip in Pictures

A and I started our trip out early Saturday morning. It's a 3 hour drive to Duluth and we wanted to get there early so we could have a little time to ourselves. I'm sure A can hardly stand it when I'm driving on our little roadtrips. My goal is to get in the car and get from point A to point B. I don't need to eat, stretch, or stop for bathroom breaks; I'm completely focused on "making good time". We did make good time (even though I did have to stop and give A a bathroom break and we hit the drive thru at McD's) and I dodged a few speed traps to boot. We arrived in Duluth to absolutely beautiful weather. I don't think I've ever been there when it was so warm and clear. The elevation drops sharply as you come into the city and there have been times it was 75 degrees and sunny at the top of the hill and 55 degrees and overcast at the bottom. We stopped at the top of the hill and I took some pictures of Duluth bay on Lake Superior.

A holding my purse-it just doesn't look right to me.
Bitch Rock-a Duluth landmark. :)

We decided to head up the north shore since we had not been up that way for several years.  Maybe it's being "home" or maybe it's her Viking ancestry, but A just loves to be near the water and seems the most content there. As we always do, we looked at these beautiful homes on the shore and talked about if we could ever live there. On beautiful days I could but I think my tune may change when the "gales of November come slashing" (The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald). We stopped along the shore and walked for awhile.
Searching for agates.
 Trying to coax me down that steep hill.
When A gets the camera she takes pictures of me tying my shoe-lucky me.
Showing off...
Just like a mountain goat!
She was trying to get out to that huge rock just because I told her not to.
We stopped for lunch at Betty's Pies-a true north shore landmark. They have the greatest homemade pies and this great rye bread that doesn't compare to any other.
 Bumbleberry pie-strawberries, blueberries, and raspberrries. We shared one slice and took another for the road.
Silver Creek Cliff-as you drive up the shore you pass through a series of these tunnels.
  Split Rock Lighthouse
"Look, thars a lighthouse!"
A insisted I pose too.
Everyone should have a car made to look like a walleye...I think I'm going to do this to mine this summer.

We then headed back to Duluth, checked in at our hotel and met up with friends for dinner, drinks and dancing. We just had a lot of fun and I laughed so much my cheeks cramped and my stomach hurt. Now that's a good time!

Stay the near future I may have a guest blogger. I've invited my sweetie to share a little about what it's like to live with yours truly...


Jude said...

Beautiful pictures! Sounds and looks like you two had a great time.

But you left out the good stuff, like having to wear a helmet??

Can't wait for your special guest speaker's posting. I'm sure you're going to give her a list of guide lines ( pfft, rules) that she's going to need to follow. ;)

Ms. Moon said...

I'm sorry. All I can think about now is pie.
Darn you.

aneke said...

Oh I'm loving the pics! Thanks for posting! Sigh of happiness..

Looking forward to your guest blogger :) I hope she dishes the dirt :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the pics, looks like so much fun. I LOVE the lighthouse. How cool.

SquirtyB said...

mmmm pie. That light house is amazing!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I can't wait for the guest post. I want the dirt man--the WHOLE skinny. Laugh.

Glad you two had fun.

Loves ya.

Bethany said...

Fantastic pics. You are both so darn cute. That pie pic and description killed me.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm pie.

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