Saturday, July 05, 2014

Up North...

Minnesota: The land of 10,000 lakes offers some stunning visuals.
Think cerulean blue skies, fluffy white clouds, sail boats gliding gently on shimmering waters.

One of the popular summer activities here in Minnesota is to drive to the North Shore along Lake Superior, stay at the cabins facing the beautiful lake and indulge in activities like biking, walking, hiking & water sports like canoeing and boating.

We decided to do this very quintessential Minnesotan activity:-)

Our plan was to drive along the shore via Duluth to Lutsen, a quaint little town where we had decided to drop our anchor for the night;-)
Here is a visual route of our drive…
 On the road…

via Duluth

 First glimpses of the Lake Superior near Duluth…


 On the way we stopped at the Split Rock Lighthouse.


 Stunning view from the lighthouse…



 Aquamarine water…

 Foghorn…

 The rocky cliffs challenge many adventure seeking rock climbers…

 View from inside the lighthouse…

 Bike shadow play;-)

We reached our destination at Lutsen, we had rented a VRBO  (Vacation Rental by Owner).
A very neat concept where all the comfort and luxuries of your home are available at your destination.

With a place fully equipped with all amenities, we made our evening chai and enjoyed the stunning surroundings of our VRBO townhouse which was decorated in typical
cabin style.



Everyone settled down with whatever activity they enjoyed;-)
For the bikers there is the fantastic Gitchi Gami State Trail that passes via Lutsen.



Hearts in nature…


 Cabin RULES;-!


 The lake at different time of the day…




The moonlight reflecting the surface of the water was divine…

So true.

The next day was rainy and damp but we did some activities around Lutsen which included a ride on the cable car.


Some eating at delightful restaurants offering local fare...

….and then driving up to Grand Marais which is situated at the head of a bay and harbour.


Eating World's Best Donuts at Grand Marais...

Enjoying the beauty…

Very grainy but loved the frame…almost like a painting!
So that was our road trip Up North!

( Images by Arch shot with iPhone)

4 comments:

Amtrips said...
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Amtrips said...

after a long gap Archana... lovely to see your blog.And this is such an amazing virtual road trip for Rang Decor readers. I loved the photos,as usual your signature snaps.. :)
the stone and your feet and tea, the rain drops, and the shadow of the cycle are my personal favorite.. and the cushion cover.. oh my lord, how pretty that is...! :)

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