Ready, set, hike! Sharing highlights & a pictorial of the second half of July’s Lutsen Mountains adventure. Click here to catch the first-leg details of this grand loop, which began at the Poplar River and stretched along the back side of Mystery Mountain. This excerpt shares images of lovely wildflower sightings, towering forests and curious rock formations as we scaled the summit of Moose Mountain then descended, winding our way to the lower Poplar River. It was a Superior day with ideal weather conditions, so much to explore and even more to appreciate about the beauty that surrounds us.
Vacation mornings are the best, right? To put it simply, they’re golden. The start of a beautiful day just for YOU. A moment to lazily wake up and rejoice in the fact that there is no tight deadline in your near future – ignore the alarm clock, turn off the cell phone and disregard any and all school bus schedules – they’re irrelevant. Time slows. Coffee brews. PJs are a mainstay. Continue reading “Welcome, settle in & pull up a chair”
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”
It had been on our bucket list (pun intended, friends!) for a few consecutive summers, seeking some hands-on adventure at an amethyst quarry near Thunder Bay, Ontario. With or without kiddos, do consider this day-trip option which will take you north of the border and into breathtaking Canadian territory… Continue reading “Gem of a day in Thunder Bay”
Long day on the slopes? Warm right up to a bowl of this tasty roasted tomato soup with basil & grilled-cheese croutons…mmmm…good!