Here's a small selection of the pictures I took this past weekend, during Dan's and my trip to Duluth. We had a great time hiking and hanging out, and were pleasantly shocked by the weather -- 61 and sunny on both Saturday and Sunday! Wow! I don't think we've ever been up to the north shore when it hasn't rained at least a little bit. :)
On our way to Duluth, we couldn't contain ourselves much longer, and stopped at Jay Cooke to hike a little bit:
After arriving in Duluth and checking into our (lousy) motel, (hey, but you get what you pay for, right?), we enjoyed dinner at Pizza Luce and a quick browse at the Electric Fetus before watching a little cable and crashing pretty early.
Saturday morning, we enjoyed breakfast at Amazing Grace cafe, (and picked up sandwiches to go for lunch,) before heading a little further north to Gooseberry Falls. We hiked a TON and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Superior:
After all of that hiking, I was pretty beat, but we didn't want to miss Split Rock Lighthouse. We stopped for a short cup of coffee on the way, and then walked around the lighthouse and the beach a little bit:
(We saw about four deer munching at the side of the road as we were on our way out of the park, and they weren't bothered much by us, so I was able to snap several pictures. This was the best one!)
We enjoyed a slightly greasy, murderously large dinner at Fitger's on Saturday night. I tried their wild rice burger with a side of sweet potato fries, which was pretty good, considering I really don't much care for "veggie burgers." Sweet potato fries are always awesome, though!
Sunday morning, we went to Uncle Loui's Cafe for breakfast before bumming around Duluth. We poked into a few stores before crossing the lift bridge and walking along the beach:
Realizing we were pretty worn out and we had a ton of stuff to do once we got home, we drove back to the cities early afternoon. We had such a relaxing and fun weekend!