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A Trip to the North Shore, Minnesota

This summer we ventured back to the North Shore of Minnesota.  This is a beautiful area to relax and let the mind meander. Although, I have to say, too much meandering makes me overly sensitive. (More on that in another post.)

So, take your shoes off, relax, pretend you’re on vacation for a few minutes and enjoy the photos below.

This is Cove Point Lodge which is on the shore of Lake Superior.  Our room was on the first floor and had a deck.  (If I wouldn’t have been taking the picture I would have waved for you.)

Cove Point Lodge, Beaver Bay, Minnesota

Cove Point Lodge, Beaver Bay, Minnesota

The view from our room was stupendous! Breathe in, breathe out. Fresh air and sunshine. Enough to give the capillaries something to talk about.  (hehe)

Imagine waking up to this every morning.

Lake Superior, Sunrise

Lake Superior, Sunrise

There was more than a gentle wind today. It reminded me of how life’s circumstances push us this way and that and we’re always forced to bend but always seem to straighten ourselves back up.  Although sometimes we don’t straighten all the way back up.

Lake Superior Beaver Bay, MN

Lake Superior Beaver Bay, MN

Right here ~ I’d like to have a cabin right here with this view. No?

Lake Superior Beaver Bay, MN

Lake Superior Beaver Bay, MN

These rocks seem to have been positioned for this picture.  Now, how did that happen?  The ebb and flow of the water has put them there without asking for their opinion. They didn’t fight they just “went along.”  If rocks could be “at peace” then these rocks would be the epitome of that.

Lake Superior Beaver Bay, MN

Lake Superior Beaver Bay, MN

A drive around the area brought us to Lax Lake.  Where oh where are all the people and why aren’t they out on a boat, canoe or kayak on such a beautiful day?

Lax Lake, Minnesota

Lax Lake, Minnesota

Lax Lake, Minnesota

Lax Lake, Minnesota

Lax Lake, MN

Lax Lake, MN

Further into our drive we stopped at a place called Sugarloaf Cove.  Sugarloaf is working to restore and preserve the North Shore of Lake Superior. A very cool place to visit.  The staff is very well informed of the area and of what it will take to preserve it.

Sugarloaf Cove, MN

Sugarloaf Cove, MN

Hmmm … Beach or Trail? How about both?!!

Sugarloaf Cove, MN

Sugarloaf Cove, MN

The puffy clouds mingle with the blue sky and hang over the deep blue water causing the mind to find rest.

Lake Superior from Sugarloaf Cove, MN

Lake Superior from Sugarloaf Cove, MN

We took a different trail back to the visitor center which led us through majestic trees.

Sugarloaf Cove, MN

Sugarloaf Cove, MN

Sugarloaf Cove, MN

Sugarloaf Cove, MN

On our way home we stopped at the Split Rock Lighthouse which is in Two Harbors, MN.  We were a little disappointed that the fee they charge to get into the park doesn’t include the tour to the lighthouse. Our choices were to pay for the tour or find a trail that leads to the lighthouse that is a tad bit longer.  We chose the latter.

Lake Superior near Split Rock Lighthouse, MN

Lake Superior near Split Rock Lighthouse, MN

The walk to get a picture of the lighthouse wasn’t too bad …

Split Rock Lighthouse, MN

Split Rock Lighthouse, MN

Just a little closer …

Split Rock Lighthouse, MN

Split Rock Lighthouse, MN

Unfortunately we didn’t get much closer than that as this was the way “up” and we didn’t want to spend more time here …

Split Rock Lighthouse, MN

Split Rock Lighthouse, MN

Well, would YOU have gone?

My enjoyment of trees, especially birch, was not denied on this trip. Something about these trees clumped in a group gives me a sense of awe.

Birch Trees, MN

Birch Trees, MN

Here the birch trees reach high into the blue sky as if reaching for heaven.

Birch Trees, MN

Birch Trees, MN

The three days we were gone seemed like a week to me. Taking in so much beauty in a short amount of time really does revive and elevate the senses.

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