This last week hubs took a few days off so we headed up north to Duluth. It is about three hours from our home.
We were excited to spend some time exploring, hitting our favorite restaurant and maybe a hike or two.
Well…it snowed and rained for two days then turned to beautiful sunshine as we were packing up to come home. We just had to laugh because this is not the first time that the weather has not been our friend.
We caught a movie (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2…save your $…just my opinion), played a lot of Skip-Bo and drank a lot of Starbucks. It was very relaxing and if we had stayed at home we just would have gotten caught up in a project or two.
The Pickwick best place in Duluth to eat! They grill their steaks over a briquet fire and it is seriously so amazing!
The clam chowder is the best I have ever had…FULL of clams. Nice big meaty chunks. In this cup I had there were only about four bites of potato nestled in the creamy goodness. Usually it’s all potato with a hint of clams. (do you think I liked the chowder?)
The steak will melt in your mouth and the garlic mashed potatoes will have you wishing for a dessert made of them. If you ever get to Duluth it’s a must. Pickwick Duluth
Lake Superior…it looks like an ocean. The first time I saw it I couldn’t believe how big it is. Not sure what I was expecting. It is the largest of the Great Lakes. Tried my hand at a picture of the shoreline. I didn’t do it justice. Betty’s Pies. I think it’s a national landmark. Ha. This is outside of Duluth on the scenic route in Two Harbors. People come from miles around to get a hearty meal and a piece of pie. They started out in St. Paul, MN years ago and relocated here. Betty’s Pies
I did get a bit mesmerized when I saw the falls that have frozen and turned into these beautiful ice sculptures. I just want to touch them, but that would mean crossing that freezing cold water to do so. Brrrrr! Gooseberry Falls Hubs at the higher falls. The water is moving so fast (and loud) that it picks up the dirt and makes it look a yellow-brown color. I need to come up with a name for it. It’s kind of ugly, yet pretty.
At the lower falls… Don’t ask me what is wrong with my eye. Haha! It was cold and the wind was blowing so it looks all puffed up and watery.
In the summertime it is a beautiful place to go for a hike (miles long with lots of trails) and in the fall the colors are breath taking!
On the way down you can reward yourself with a piece of pie. 🙂