The view Coming over a ridge into Duluth with the inland harbor of Lake Superior.
Of course there would be a Lake Superior Avenue in the major city that sits on the shores of Lake Superior.
Head North young woman – to the North Shore of Minnesota
Vibrant fall colors still pop on the hills of Duluth.
The famed draw bridge in the Lake Superior Harbor in Duluth.
A deep slip awaits a big ship.
A retired ore ship is turned into a haunted ship for Halloween.
The scenic lakeshore drive, old highway 61, takes you right along the waters edge.
A beautifully scenic and smooth roadway inspires you to go slow and take in the sights.
Grandfather and granddaughter wait impatiently for lunch at Scenic Cafe.
Grandfather and granddaughter decide the reward was worth wait.
The relaxing outdoor seating at Scenic Cafe overlooking Lake Superior.
A happy customer leaves the Scenic Cafe’.
Don’t bother me I’m driving.
Golfers – take note of the words on the cap.
One of two tunnels cut through the hillside along highway 61 – taking away the hairy tight cliffhanging curves of old.
A picture window at our Surfside condo perfectly frames the horizon of Lake Superior.
Grandpa, Alli and Eli settle in for a fun relaxing weekend.
My daughter reading fireside. I spent the weekend listening to the two most well-read people I know – my father and my daughter – wax philosophical for hours on end as they compared their libraries of knowledge. What amazing minds!
The Thinker a/k/a my Dad, Gpa, Grand-snappy – sits overlooking the shores of Lake Superior as he contemplates 80 years of amazing memories!
Taking in the beauty of Lake Superior.
Apparently Birch trees have a 70-year life line at which point the tops of the trees fall off leaving a field of tall Birch stumps.
Lake Superior is a destination spot, but the inland meadows and hiking trails are worth a look as well.
The sun setting over a beautiful lake, a dog by my side, a good book, and a glass of wine – life is good!
The sunsetting over Lake Superior – picture postcard perfect.
The lodge that houses the Waves of Superior Spa and Waves Cafe’, at Surfside condos.
Waves of Superior Spa at Surfside on Lake Superior.
Loving hands pour water into the pool of tranquility.
Wall art at Waves of Superior Spa.
Relaxing sitting area at Waves of Superior Spa.
Chef Judy serves up an amazing fresh and locally inspired Sunday brunch spread: Belgian waffles with Caribou Maple Syrup, Minnesota wild rice and sausage gravy over biscuits, homemade granola, cheese blintzes, and other fresh pastries….
What a view of Lake Superior from the hot tub at Surfside condos.
Sea Villas at Lutsen – a decade of memories made here.
The waves crashing over…
…a rock I used to jump to from the shoreline – but 40 years of crashing waves have melted away too much rock to do that now.
Blending into the thick north woods along the North Shore.
The rocky tree lined shoreline of Lake Superior.
My dad and I reminiscing about all the great times spent at the Sea Villas at Lutsen.
A bench has been added to sit and take in the breath taking scenery.
The furniture may have changed, but the memories are still fresh of the years spent in B-?.
Haven’t seen this sight in over 35 years.
Lutsen Resort – right off highway 61 along the North Shore.
Many an hour spent lounging, eating, swimming, hiking…at Lutsen Lodge.
The red covered bridge connects the beach at the lodge to a massive outcropping full of paths and amazing views.
The beach at the Lutsen Resort Lodge where I spent hours as a youth skipping rocks into Lake Superior.
The one lane dirt road back to Tait Lake – think heavy snow. The leaning tree in the pic was nicknamed ‘I-lene’ by one of the grandkids.
A sauna/reading cabin on the shores of inland Tait Lake.
A cabin store full of many different local homemade goods like Caribou Cream syrup.
Things have come a long way in producing maple syrup to sell in quantities.
Nothing like an old time wood burning stove to keep the store warm.
Only in Minnesota could you feel confident in relying on the honor system for your customers to pay for their purchases.
The Caribou Trail, where my dad used to put the pedal to the metal to burn the carbon out, looks like it empties into Lake Superior.
Silver Creek Cliff tunnel along the scenic Lake Superior drive on highway 61.