Take Me Back to Grand Marais (in Summer)

December is fast approaching and glimpses of daylight feel novel. So I space out while playing trains and remember the really wonderful time I had in Grand Marais, MN, with my husband three months ago. I’m a sucker for any place where “dressing up for dinner” means changing out of your muddy hiking boots and… Continue reading Take Me Back to Grand Marais (in Summer)

Take Me Back to the North Shore

The two nights that my husband and I spent at a quaint lakefront cottage on the north shore of Lake Superior feel like an eternity ago. I suppose that life will do that to you, when family emergencies, screwed up travel, toddler toddlerness and big family events get between you and that time you relaxed… Continue reading Take Me Back to the North Shore

Minnesota State Fair

Today is the last day of the Minnesota State Fair. I highly recommend it if you’re in the Minneapolis area (and hungry). We visited last Thursday morning despite the triple-digit heat threat. It’s a massive fair! We barely scratched the surface of what there was to see and do. Of course there were tractors. And cheese… Continue reading Minnesota State Fair