Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cooler by the Lake

Are the key words for me this Holiday week. So I'm off to the Cascade Lodge in Lutsen Minnesota. I'll be sure to take alot of pictures for future use on the blog of the adventures.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Another flood result.......

It all has to go somewhere and sadly it's into the beautiful lake. It will settle in time but for the time being it looks nasty from the satellite shot and the shoreline as well.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Another Waterfall season

Cascade Falls, Cascade State Park.

Waterfalls are roaring again on the North Shore of Minnesota. This is the third time this year starting with a early meltdown in March. Then followed by a late May storm and now this huge rain this week. Sadly the nice waterfalls come at a cost to Duluth Minnesota with flood damages in excess of 100 million dollars. Duluth is really a nice city and one of my favorites. Some of the damage is hard to believe. Huge sink holes and gullies washed into the hillsides.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Moose Mountain lunch

The best lunch spot in my mind is at the top of Moose Mountain at Lutsen Ski Resort. They have a new mountaintop Chalet that was built just a few years ago. It is fantastic with a deck that wraps around the building. The views are wonderful and that is Superior National Golf course below. While you might think the burgers and snacks are a bit heavy on cost you must remember that they have to haul it up the mountain and that included in the lunch is a 100 mile view on a clear day. You can see Upper Michigan sometimes. Also the Tram ride up is great fun. Better then any State Fair ride in my opinion. The kids just love it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Along the shore you find interesting things.

Along the North shore you find these little pot holes worn into the rock. The power of the Lake Superior waves grinds them out with the friction of the rocks swirling in the depression. The only question I have is how long does this take! They are often called grinders and perhaps other names? It's quite fascinating indeed.