Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Superior Vacation


Back from our week in Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior.


Our beach house/cottage combo was groovy.  A good hike over the dunes and we were right on the shores of Park Point - the largest freshwater beach in the world.  The decor was eclectic and I loved it - lots of little collected treasures and original art.  The kitchen was better than mine at home!



Can't go to Duluth without spending time in Canal Park.  Here are the cousins doing what the Corps of Engineers expressly forbids - hanging onto the famous lift bridge.


Of course there were campfires and s'mores.  One night all the kids and I even got the wild idea to sleep on the beach.  But the wind proved too strong and I froze my ass off and went in at 1:30am.  We Minnesotans were put to great shame when the NYC kids lasted out there until 5:30am.


I could watch these ships all day.


No trip to Duluth is complete without some time on the rocks of Canal Park skipping stones.



We had to try out the new Alpine Coaster at Spirit Mtn.  Here I am about to have a cardiac arrest. 

       

7 comments:

kirelimel said...

Looks like so much fun! I am jealous. I haven't been to Duluth in over 10 years!! Too long. Maybe this fall...

Glad you're back!

SkylersDad said...

Looks like a great time, and I love alpine slides!

姿柯瑩柯dgdd憶曾g智曾 said...

過去的事早已消失,未來的事更渺不可知,只有現在是真實的................................................

kirby said...

Nice pics. Looks like an action packed vacation.

I love cabins. Forget the McMansion, when I win the Powerball, I'm going to build a little cabin in the woods.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Duluth, our nation's vacation destination.

Shan said...

AWESOME. I am so envious! I want to be there!

I know we don't have either of your twins scheduled to babysit this week. If you think of it, you can mention to them we'll call soon and maybe get set up for next week?

Churlita said...

Wow. How fun. I love the pics. I've never been there before, but now I'm thinking it would be a perfect option for next Summer.