Exploring a hidden stretch of the Superior Hiking Trail leading from Lutsen’s Poplar River along the backside of the Sawtooth Mountain Range has been on Eric’s bucket list for a few years. It’s about an 8 mile journey, and given we’re not über trekkers, we were wishing for agreeable temps, little precipitation and light on bugs! We finally tackled the adventure last month. Over the course of a few hours, several granola bars and 100+ photos, we made it back to 142C. Given there were so many lovely vistas and souvenir photos, we’re dividing this adventure into two posts.
Every now and then while moseying along to the North Shore — passing mile marker after mile marker — it only makes sense to swing into Tobies and take the legendary bakery up on its generous offering of standout goodies paired with outstanding hospitality… Continue reading “Tobies Pitstop”
The golden days we’ve patiently been waiting for are upon us, already warming our hearts keeping time with the rising temps! With the flip of a calendar page, June is off to a stellar start. Eighty-degrees plus a double-dose of Vitamin D and breezes that tempt us into staying out side to walk the dog, garden and chat with neighbors with while keeping those mosquitos at bay… Continue reading “Destination Summertime”
Why waste time, right June? I mean, day two and you’re really putting on a show, Ms. Minnesota. Warm temps, bright sun, breezy vibe….after weeding the garden for an hour I came in to look at the temp gauge…88°. Time for a sipper! Continue reading “Sip-Sip-Hooray! Summer is here”
Ready…set…soon cyclists of all ages from across the Midwest will push their pedals to match their mettle and barrel through the expansive, one-of-a-kind rugged trek that covers woods, waters and wonderland that only Northern Minnesota can deliver. Continue reading “99 More Reasons to Love Lutsen”
There’s a mix of emotions in the air today. A year ago, Minnesota’s music legend Prince suddenly left a huge whole-note-sized hole in the hearts of fans around the globe. As I’ve been stirring up a quick Superior Trail Mix recipe for our North Shore trip to Lutsen next weekend, the radio spins all the favorite, fantastic and funky Prince mixes & music from past decades…I can’t help but feel pretty darn proud to call Minnesota home. Continue reading “MN Mix: Take Me With You”