Okay, so we didn't go to Tettegouche State Park yesterday. Instead we went to Split Rock Lighthouse, pictured here. (I just wrote about three paragraphs and lost all of it, don't know why). We toured the lighthouse, heard stories about shipwrecks, heard the foghorn (my niece covered her ears). Saw pictures of storms where the waves came up above the rocks. Heard about the 29 shipwrecks in one year. The Song "the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot, is about a wreck on Lake Superior. We also got rained on trying to find Pebble Beach (finally found it).
We didn't go to Tettegouche, because we just kept driving and driving, trying to get up to Grand Marais in time to eat at Angry Trout Restaurant. It's an all organic and local place right on the pier. And I mean all. Everything they serve is locally produced, even the strawberry I stole from my niece's plate (can't let anything go to waste!). We walked around Grand Marais for awhile, and then took the long (too long) drive back to Two Harbors.
Grand Marais is an arts community, with lots of art galleries and shops selling handmade jewelry and crafts. They are having an arts festival this weekend, but looks like we aren't going to head back up there! Anyway, it's just a fun place to be.
This morning I got up early and took the dog for a walk and out to the lake. The sun was just rising and it was peaceful and beautiful. There are thousands of wildflowers everywhere, white sprays and golden petals and pink purple and orange dots and splashes. If we were to go farther north, past Grand Marais to Grand Portage, I'm pretty sure we'd see wild lady's slippers too.