Sunday, August 25, 2013


We had a thunderstorm pass over this morning. Mostly lightning and thunder not much rain. When hubby went out 7:30 to mow the grass before the heat wave hit he found this sky:-)

Friday, August 23, 2013


On our way to Betty's Pies we made a pit stop at an information center where we found this little bit of old school information. My husband is a mailman so we found this old postal stuff interesting.

This place had good food and Really Good Pie. We will be going back just so we can taste more pies. I hand the Lake Superior crumble pie...a mix of apples blackberries strawberries raspberries and rhubarb. Hubby had a blackberry peach pie.

Thursday, August 22, 2013


We took the tour this time. It was a little slow but we got the history of how it all came together. 
Sometimes it is hard to remember this is a lake. 

This is a popular tourist destination so there were lots of people and the walk up was a tight fit.

We also toured the home of the light house keeper. Not sure where those pictures are. They were using a real would burning oven. My dream kitchen. The pantry was so cool. Still not sure what happened to the pics.. Maybe I forgot to take them. Lol.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


The first two pics are Lake Superior on our way to Hidden Falls

This hike was more difficult. We had stairs made of rock to climb and we walked on old lava rock. The way the water twists and turns through the rock is interesting.

There is a lot of iron in the water so it looks rusty at times. 
Next stop Twin Harbors Light House


Five miles north from our hotel is a hike up to twin falls. There is a nice trail and boardwalk for about 1/2 mile hike.

It isn't as great as some Falls I have seen but it is one of the largest in Minnesota 

This is Canada . We were so close but didn't have passports so we couldn't go over. We will next time.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


We stopped here at the Crooked Spoon for lunch on our way up North to Grand Portage the last town before entering Canada. There was a festival going on so we walked around town after lunch. I am not sure why but I forgot to take pictures. Next post is the hike to the waterfall before dinner and our Hotel

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Well I had to bite the bullet so to speak and buy a new computer. I chose a laptop. I am not liking change like when I was young. It is more difficult to learn new things and takes much longer. I procrastinated as long as I could and today I sat down to learn how to use this thing. I have been off of babysitting the grandkids so I have some time to try and see if I can blog again. I was using my phone but the pictures come out so small and learning more is challenging . Our home no longer has a landline or hardwire computer, cell phones and wireless laptops have replaced those items. only if I could do the same for my old I hope to figure out how to post pictures and such real soon. .Lets see what I have in storage.

We went up North to the Canadian boarder but didn't have passports so we couldn't cross over. I will try and upload my pictures and post later. Lots of great waterfalls and scenery. This is Goose Berry Falls. We went to Grande Portage, Grand Marais, Split Rock, Two Harbors and Duluth. I start back to Grammycare on Thursday. They went to Washington to visit my other daughter. The kids have never been and really loved it. Their mom enjoyed a good visit with her sister. It isn't the same now that my parents are gone. Maybe I will make a visit next year.
                                                    SEE YOU SOON !!!!!