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north coast ~ 2017

Our annual vacation to the “North Coast” was amazing, and relaxing, and beautiful. We love welcoming the school year with one last hurrah, and Lake Superior is a great way to do that. I’ve spoken of our “Up North” getaways on several previous blog posts. If you want to see them, just do a quick…

a scenes post ~ summerfood & books

So, as you can see, I like to eat. And before I eat I take pictures of the food. It’s just what I do. I guess that’s probably what you’d expect from a food blogger. 😉 This is a food-heavy post. If you’re not here for the food, you can scroll to the end to…

norske nook banana cream pie

My husband and I discovered this awesome restaurant while on our two week honeymoon road trip back in 1995. They serve hearty, delicious meals, and the most amazing pie! The Norske Nook in Osseo Wisconsin. Isn’t the name adorable? Definitely stop by if you happen to be in the area, and if not, get a…

a scenes post ~ summer celebrations

    There’s so much to celebrate in June and July! My birthday, my grand girl’s birthday, Father’s Day, and the 4th of July. We pretty much just go from one party to the next all summer long, and I’m not complaining. The festivities began with a leisurely brunch at Hola Arepa. OMG. The food…

a scenes post

    Summer is unfurling here in the Mississippi River Valley. We’ve had lots of rain with bursts of sultry, hot, sunny days in between which is causing all of the greenery to grow like a jungle. Lush, and thick, and so green. I don’t love the humidity, but I do love how gorgeously green…

scenes from lake superior 2016 ~ part 4

Fianlly, I’m getting around to sharing part 4 of our little “up north” travel journal. I can’t believe it was a month ago already! We spent a whole week in one of our favorite places… Starting every morning with tea on our balcony overlooking Lake Sueprior, and ending every day with a dip in our…

scenes from lake superior 2016 ~ part 3

More scenes from our up north adventure last month! It’s taken me sooooo long to post all the photos because I took so darn many. Can you believe there are still more? Just enough for one more post after this one, so please bear with me. I appreciate everyone who writes to me and tells…

scenes from lake superior 2016 ~ part 2

On our way up to Grand Marais, on day three of our up north adventure, we stopped at Palisade Head in Tettegouche state park. It’s beautiful up there with sweeping views of Lake Superior and it’s wild, windswept, rocky landscape. The size of the lake always takes me by surprise, and I’ve been traveling to…

scenes from lake superior 2016 ~ part 1

Our little adventure began much as it always does. We got up bright and early and drove from Red Wing to the north shore of Lake Superior. Our first stop is always Pizza Luce in downtown Duluth for lunch, followed by a long browse around Electric Fetus for music, incense, soaps, candles, and other fun…

scenes from summer

Can you believe we’re already in the throes of August and talking about the kids going back to school? The summers always seem to scurry by in a flash, and I just go with the flow. Adding stuff on top of stuff to our calendar until it looks like a complicated math problem. We say…