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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 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!