July Continued

Our next adventure took us across the Pigeon River Border into Minnesota.

We’ve driven to Duluth so many times and still thoroughly enjoy it every time. One of our first stops is to hike to see the “High Falls” in the Grand Portage State Park. We almost always stop and take a look and we’re never disappointed.

Highway 61 is known as the North Shore drive as it winds along the shore of Lake Superior, the scenery is spectacular and there are so many little places to stop and see.

Temperance River State Park

In Duluth we took our visitors to the Zoo. The Kodiak and Grizzly are always favorites.

and the polar bear

this next one might make you a little squeemish if you don’t like snakes

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to be continued…

July


Summer weather finally showed up.

We planted some flower beds at Erik’s which I’ve been tending. A new to me again activity that I can see can become quite addicting, I keep getting new ideas…….

I’ll add some updates soon.

I took my 2 weeks of summer holidays in July while Erik’s cousin and and daughter visited from Finland….heres some of what we did:

Kakabeka Falls, is about 20 minutes out of the city and well worth the trip. Thanks to the extra wet spring the falls are incredible this year.

that afternoon we went another hour or so from town to see the canyons. The swing bridges at Eagle Canyon are NOT for those who have a strong fear of hights but for the rest of us they are a fun and  fascinating adventure. The swing bridges were built by a father and son team. The last 2 pictures were taken at Ouimet Canyon which is very close to Eagle Canyon.

The next day we took a step into the past, visiting Old Fort Williamwhich is a historical version of a fur trading Fort.

June

June is a big Birthday month in our family this year Emily turned 19

, Mary 17

and I turned 45

June is usually a nice warm sunny month around here but this year it was chilly and very wet. Thunder Bay and area even experienced record downfalls causing extensive damage to many of our roads including the highway. I have to admit to becoming extremely impatient for summer to begin.

Erik and I started the month by taking our trip to Duluth to celebrate his birthday, we stayed at The Inn on Lake Superior which is were we borrowed the bikes we have in the picture. This year we did alot of shopping, his choices since its his trip.