Friday, July 13, 2007

More fun, very tired

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.

12 comments:

P.S. an after-thought said...

I'm glad you are publishing a summer photo this time instead of letting people think we have snow and ice in summer!


GM is a nice town. The retirees and the arts crowd, unfortunately, don't have many kids, so the school system has shrunk. Housing prices are high due to very little available land (that isn't owned by the government). There are unusual pressures and problems in that town.

Diane said...

yeah, I won't be able to publish our own pictures until we get back.
Also, I kind of thought in the back of my mind that there were some GM issues, because a pastor I know used to have churches up there and he said as much.
It's so beautiful, though.

Gannet Girl said...

This sounds like a wonderful vacation.

Diane said...

on the lady's slippers... maybe not... they're only out until mid-june, is what I'm reading now.

Jan said...

Sounds lovely. I'm glad you're having a good time and are telling us about it. Also, I'm happy that you have time to stop by at "my place." Thanks.

Presbyterian Gal said...

The waves came up OVER those rocks!!! I'm saying it's a fresh water ocean and not a lake with action like that. I didn't know that about the Gordon Lightfoot song. Interesting stuff.

Sounds like a lovely holiday.

Diane said...

Here's the first few lines of the song the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald:
The legend is found/from the chippewa on down/on the shores of the lake Gitchee Gumme/Superior it's said/never gives up her dead/when the gales of November come early

Katherine E. said...

Oh yeah, I've always loved that song. Don't think I ever quite knew what he was saying, though. So thanks.

Glad you're having a good time, Diane.

Whistle said...

Wow! Your vacation place looks beautiful! So glad that you had time away.

St. Casserole, not her cat, Whistle

Leah Sophia said...

What beautiful pics--sounds as if you're having a wonderful time! As much as I enjoy living on the west coast, I miss the regular summer jaunts up the coast of the North Shore of Boston.

But I'm here on your blog mainly in response to your comment on my Friday 5--this one's for you: Yellow Daylilies. Hope it qualifies!

mompriest said...

diane, I've been way too busy these last couple of days. Good to catch up on your vacation and glad to know that things are going so well, and well, are so beautiful. (but of course it is the Upper Great Lakes, not many places on earth like it). I've never been to Lake Superior, but I have been to the upper Lake Michgan in both Wisconsin and Michigan. Very much like you describe....hope you continue to have FUN!

revabi said...

I like your pics of your vacation. I have never been to that area. So I am enjoying them and reading what you write.