When we returned to Grand Marais tonight, we found several restaurant options packed to the gills . . . and although the Angry Trout was busy, it was warm, and there was a place to sit and wait for our table. Is it wrong to eat at the same restaurant two nights in a row? If it's wrong, I don't want to be right!! The food really is that amazing, and they brought us blackberry herbal tea while we were waiting.
Tonight, we scored a window table, which offered us a beautiful view of the slowly-darkening lake and the blinking lighthouses. We spent less time pouring over the menu tonight, since Dan was so darn excited they had the soup he remembered from our visit last fall:
With his (local and fresh) fish chowder, he ordered the smoked trout salad, which he devoured with great enthusiasm.
I ordered a plate of their wild rice pilaf and a side salad:
And strawberry-rhubarb pie for dessert!
(I was very excited they still had a supply of this pie tonight -- I had desperately wanted a piece the night before, but was WAY too full to even consider dessert.)
With full bellies and overtired bodies, we barely made it back to the hotel before dropping off to sleep. One more day of fun left, and we wanted to be well-rested for it!