Since we are on the subject of Grand Marais this week I found this postcard of the hill right before you drive into town. Back when Grandpa and Grandma took their big North Shore trip in 1939 this is how it looked. Yes that is a dirt and gravel road. Imagine pounding up the North shore in a Model A car for 150 miles to Canada? No air conditioning, leather seats and Satellite Radio back then. We now have luxury they never imagined and don't give it a thought. It would have been very exciting on such a adventure as it still is today. We just do it on smooth roads
in complete comfort.