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Got some catching up to do!


     On Thursday, June 21 I was blessed by:
*Wonderful lunch at the LemonWolf cafe (it was providence we ever discovered that place, as they don't advertise).
*A new treasure next door in the form of Wit's End Corner Country Store and Bakery (I'll certainly revisit it every time I return to the North Shore)
*Ravishing views of an amazingly calm Lake Superior from Palisade Head.
*A pair of loons at the mouth of the Baptism River in Tettegouche State Park, that weren't troubled by tourists either swimming or ogling.


     On Friday, June 22 I enjoyed:
*The fact that the Shoreline Inn is right next door to World's Best Donuts--and they provide some in their continental breakfast.
*Discovering a bumper crop of stemless lady-slippers on the Flour Lake trail off the Gunflint. They were past their prime, but I won't forget that spot!
*Seeing a coyote 'prancing' in broad daylight along the side of the Gunflint Trail.
*Hearing the wild cries of loons at Honeymoon Bluff.
*Getting treated to lunch by Cindy for my birthday at the Angry Trout Cafe.


     On Saturday, June 23 I savored:
*A walk along the Brule River to Devil's Kettle that was NOT buggy or muddy! *pinches herself*
*The 'secret place' Cindy showed us along Kadunce Creek. Just gorgeous...would be easy to spend half a day down there, had we brought food.
*Late lunch at Sven & Ole's Pizza, my mom's treat. No visit to Grand Marais is complete without it!
*A walk along the harbor beset by fog; the beautiful sight of the schooner sailing out like a ghost ship.


     On Sunday, June 24 I was glad to have:
*A sighting of two more loons during my early-morning ramble along Artist's Point.
*Sunday brunch at the Nanaboujou Lodge that beat all I've ever had. Incredible!
*The fun of rambling through the art fair at Duluth (leaving aside the sweltering, sweat-dripping side of it).
*The glory of car air conditioning aiding us from Gooseberry Falls to the Twin Cities.
*Coming home to find flowers, fish, and cats all well. =)
Emotional Status:
accomplished accomplished
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On June 25th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
Sounds like a fabulous trip. I'm so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time. The Angry Trout Cafe, eh? Sounds like an interesting name.
On June 26th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was overall quite nice--couldn't ask for better weather, and at least the bug bites will have healed up in a week. =)

That is an interesting name--they're right on the Grand Marais harbor and serve a lot of fish caught locally. I don't eat fish, but my mom and Cindy love that place. And everything in there was either recycled or made by local artists--no paper use at all and the non-fish meat was all local and organic. Quite a unique place, not to mention the fabulous view.
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On June 25th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
Ooooh. Glad to hear that you seem to have had such a marvellous trip! ^-^ *hugs*
On June 26th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was pretty good! A day longer would have been perfect, but oh well (besides, the weather right before and right after we left was far from grand).

*hugs back* And now it's work on Tuesday. I'm going to be so disoriented! ;)
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On June 25th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
Yay! Glad to have you back safe and sound! :D

|chuckles| Wit's End Corner Country Store and Bakery sounds wonderful! Ooo, I wanna hear loons... I kind of have a feeling I'd be a bit spooked by them if I were alone somewhere in the dark, though o_0

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Thank you so much for the highlights ^_^
On June 26th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Great to be back (especially since my air condition is working perfectly ;)

Loons would sound deliciously chilling in the dark. I've only ever heard them at day, though. =(

Well, I couldn't really post about the less-than-thrilling bits here ;) but overall it was a good time for all of us!
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On June 26th, 2007 08:57 am (UTC), saiena commented:
Sounds like you had a good time - glad to hear it ^__^

Glad everything's good back home too.
On June 26th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
The cats do consider it obligatory to throw up at least once while I'm gone =P but yes, I'm glad to have things well.