Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dusk on Lake Superior

On the way back to our resort from Grand Marais, I pulled the car over sharply into a picnic area at Cascade River State Park. I'm a sucker for any type of wayside, scenic overlook, etc. If there's a chance for a good view, I'm always in favor of stopping. And when I'm in the driver's seat it makes it even easier to hit them all. This stop was definitely worth it....

We had the place to ourselves, making it even more perfect. The calm and quiet was resounding, and the fading light added to the serenity. Looking out at Lake Superior is so refreshing and even more so when there's nothing to hear but the sound of the water lightly lapping against the rocky shore.

I could have sat out on this ledge for hours, staring out to the water. Below me was water so clear I could see the bottom of the lake and in front of me was endless water as far as the eye could see. So clear right in front of me and yet unknown when looking far ahead. It was a perfect match to my emotions as I sat and thought about impending motherhood. Sometimes you just need to stare out of the future, not knowing what it holds, but excited for it none the less. Baby J, you are so clear to me, yet so unknown how exactly you will change our future. I cannot wait to find out.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Scenes from the North Shore

Ship coming into Duluth

For Memorial Day weekend, the Mr. and I decided to take an extra, extra long weekend and celebrate all of the milestones we are having during 2015. We will both turn 30 (him already, me still clutching to 29!), will celebrate our five-year anniversary and will be welcoming our first child. That's a lot in a four-month span! With me getting closer to my expected due date, we decided we would rather drive instead of fly somewhere. The other thing on our mind while planning this trip? We wanted to relax!

Duluth, Minn.

We decided the North Shore and Lake Superior would be the perfect getaway and it did not disappoint. From the scenery to the weather, we had no trouble filling our days or not filling them at all. Here is a glimpse into the weekend. Some of our favorites? Palisade Head (that cliff!) and Voyageur Brewing Company in Grand Marais, Minn. Even though I couldn't partake in tasting the brews at Voyageur, the decor, food and live music was enough to entertain me, so much so that we went twice.

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Great Lakes Fruit Pie at Betty's Pies
Split Rock Lighthouse
Palisade Head
Fisherman's Plate at Voyageur Brewing Company