Five On Friday: Lake Superior

Ever go on vacation and feel like perhaps you’ve found your second home?

We spent most of this week in Duluth, Minnesota.  As soon as we arrived, love at first sight!

I’ll be posting more about our vacation (and how I met a fellow blogger in person!) next week but for today’s Five on Friday, I simply want to share the beauty of the big lake with you.

ONE: Overview of Duluth from the travel center atop skyline drive

I made an “unauthorized by the family” stop as we entered the city on Sunday evening.  A sweeping view of the city of Duluth and the lake made us anxious to get closer. Well, perhaps I was anxious to get closer. The rest of them were simply hungry, I think.

TWO: Lake Superior From The Lake Walk On A Sunny Monday Morning

We stayed right in Canal Park and the Lake Walk and the lake itself were simply steps from our hotel.  I got right out there with my camera

THREE: Watching The Ships Arrive!

While our ship never came in, it was fun watching the other ships arrive and depart. 

FOUR: Exploring The North Shore

Trying to wrap my head around the idea we were actually driving east while exploring the north shore of the lake left my head a little muddled. However, the beauty of the lake helped provide a quick recovery. Two Harbors Area: Split Rock Lighthouse State Park:

We skipped going into the Lighthouse opting to instead visit the park and view it from the shore.

FIVE: Sailboats on Lake Superior

Tuesday evening, the winds picked up and the waves were amazing. Those pictures, all on my phone. It’s a bit of a project to get phone pictures to the computer. So, we’ll save those for next time and instead I’ll leave you with “my” sailboats.

After the rain on Wednesday morning moved out, the day became simply picture perfect. Apparently, also a perfect day to take out a sailboat onto the big lake.  *********

Quick, I need reminded about the winters in those parts. I simply did not want to leave such a beautiful place.

In addition to already missing the scenery, it turns out housekeeping isn’t coming to knock on the door to our home any time soon either.  Back to reality! I want to go back to Duluth!




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6 thoughts on “Five On Friday: Lake Superior

  1. Rebecca L Knox

    So jealous! This is my second home. You should have tucked me in your suitcase and I would have took you sightseeing…although…you did very well on your own. Don’t you love the lighthouse? And Two Harbors? Oh, goodness! I think I’m going to have a good cry now. Talk to you soon! <3
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    1. Jean Post author

      Let’s go back! My family was finished well before I was on this trip. I’d love to go sightseeing again with you 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend.

  2. Rachel

    Lovely photos! I have never been to Minnesota….your pics are enough to have me add it to possible future vacation spots. 🙂

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Minnesota makes a good vacation spot (it’s not a bad drive for us, not sure how far it would be for you). Minneapolis and Mall of America are fun as well.

  3. Rebecca L Knox

    Hey! I’m game, if you are! Maybe someday we can really do that! From the North Shore I’d take you up #1 Highway to my beloved Ely. We’d visit all the shops in town, sit on the dock at Shagawa or take a row boat out on the lake (if it was calm enough…it wasn’t last time), go to the International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center, and take a drive up the Echo Trail. We’d have a BALL!
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    1. Jean Post author

      Wouldn’t that be something 🙂 I was chatting with a woman in the hotel who planned to take her grandchildren to Ely on their next visit. I’d love to see the wolf and bear places and of course, more of the lake!

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