We woke up Sunday in Superior Wi. (Northland camping & rv) to cold wind & rain. That did not motivate us to do much more than spend the afternoon laying in bed watching golf.The weather didn’t improve much during our stay so we had to push through if we wanted to knock a few drives off of our list.
A long time ago I bought Jeff this book for Christmas . This is when I thought we would golf across America. I’m still game to ride in the cart.
The first drive was the scenic 61 up the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota . The lake was so red. I thought it was because of all of the iron ore but found out that they had had a massive historic rain storm the week before & that the red was from mud runoff. We were stopped several time during the week for road replacements from the washouts.
Our first stop was the town of Two Harbors. I was so happy to find these lilacs. It’s been a long time! The car smelled so good all day.
We then drove further north to Gooseberry Falls State park where we hiked to the middle & lower falls
The last stop wasSplit Rock Lighthouse & State Park. It was very interesting but the cold wind whipping off the lake cut our visit short.
The next day we drove another of the scenic drives & drove the south shore to Bayfield & the Apostle Islands. It was a nice drive but most of it was tree lined, not water. We got to watch these young junior rangers take their oath at their swearing in ceremony.I got so excited to see this guy in the distance!!!
Yeah- not so much!
The wild lupines all along the highways are beautiful
We have passed many quilt stores along the way but I had to stop at this one. It is a retired Catholic Church & very cool
When in Duluth…….
We had to check out the no pinch, no stink, no sweat briefs
We then headed south to the small town of Hixton, just north of Black River Falls where they are having record heat. Go figure.
The drive here was beautiful. Lots of rolling hills, woods, & big dairy farms. We are anxious to explore the Black River Forest area.