Since we are homeschooling this year, we decided to take a trip the weekend after Labor Day instead of before with the thought of less people, traffic etc. Did it work? A resounding YES! We ventured north, as Minnesotans are wont to do in the summer time, to Lutsen, MN along the northern shore of Lake Superior. It is where I went as a child with my family, where we went for our honeymoon and as a young couple and I couldn't wait to show Sam the beauty of it all. We stayed at Cascade Lodge, which has been around since the thirties, in one of their "cabinettes" meaning 4 "cabins" in one building. It was cheaper and still woodsey, but I think next time we will stay in a cabin with a kitchenette to save on food expenses.
Sam and Dan at Gooseberry Falls - High Falls section on the journey north.
Dan and Sam at Cascade Falls State Park.
Finding a walking stick along the way is a must for this family.
Cascade Falls looking like root beer at the bottom don't you think?
Dan and I with Lake Superior in the background.
Lake Superior coastline at Lutsen, MN.
The blazing fire Dan and Sam built on the rocks of the shore on our last night there.
Me wearing the socks I just finished on the trip and starting up another pair.
Winter is coming soon you know.
Here's a close up of those socks. I can't find the yarn tag to tell you what yarn/colorway it is though.
Here's the socks I started up north from yarn (Fortissima Colorpack 1) I purchased at Yarn Harbor in Duluth. A little more Caribbean blue than Superior blue, but it's a nice remembrance from our trip.
We enjoyed all the hiking, waterfalls (really can anyone have enough of seeing waterfalls?), the city of Grand Marais, The Angry Trout restaurant in said city, swimming at the community pool, playing tether ball and Foosball at the Lodge, knitting, campfires, stargazing and lastly the serene beauty of Lake Superior. Did Sam enjoy the trip? Why yes, yes he did. In fact he kept saying "This is so Awesome!" so many times Dan and I couldn't stop laughing at his exuberance. What a trip! We loved it so much we're going back next year, that is, the weekend after Labor Day.
Oh, and I'm still working on the socks. Just turned the heel today!
Joining in with Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.