North Shore Love

Jonathan and I have spent quite a bit of time on the North Shore during our marriage. Our first two summer vacations were spent there, and we’ve gone up almost every year in March. This was our first time going somewhere other than Duluth, though. I found an amazing deal for two nights at Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay, which is about an hour north of Duluth. It was a perfect few days away in the middle of a week off.


Like I mentioned last week, it was a little cool and a lot foggy (even if you can’t tell from these pictures), but it was the perfect way to get away from busyness and spend some time being . . . quiet. Our room had a lovely view of the lake (all the rooms do), and when it wasn’t raining, we spent a decent amount of time exploring the point.


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On Thursday, we celebrated four years of marriage.


We did spend some time in Duluth at Park Point, Va Bene (our favorite restaurant there), and Pickwick. And on Friday morning, we drove to Tettegouche State Park to see the falls. The map said it was only a .7 mi hike to get to the falls, but it failed to mention all the ups and downs and the really muddy trail.


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I learned the hard way that I shouldn’t hike in my running shoes. Excuse me for not wanting my knees to ache afterward. I was able to clean them up a bit, but they’ll never be quite the same.


But it was worth it . . .