Monday, June 20, 2011

Home from the big lake....

We're back from another family weekend adventure, this time from the big lake...Lake Superior. We started heading north on Friday afternoon and had our first glimpse of it outside of Superior, Wisconsin just after passing over the border from Duluth, Minnesota.

It was a cool and cloudy afternoon with some big waves. The kids were thrilled!

After exploring for a bit, we headed to our final destination of Ashland, Wisconsin where the sailboat resides.

Arriving at sunset the kids were pretty tired out and we headed in for the night. Saturday morning we woke up eager to set sail. It was again cool and overcast but that didn't stop us.Grandpa had the boat ready to go and we were off!

Bodhi was fantastic and seemed to enjoy his first time out sailing.

After a nice sail we headed over to Bayfield for a roll through the country roads, orchards and berry farms. The lupine was in bloom along the way and captured my attention. It was beautiful to photograph and reminded me of our trip to Alaska 10 years ago at exactly this time of year where we saw beautiful fields of blooming lupine. I was entranced!

Down on the waterfront in Bayfield we found a cute beach with some good Superior rock hunting. One of my favorite things to do at the big lake.

Back in Ashland, we woke up to fog and light rain so we headed back south along a beautiful rural road through the north woods of Wisconsin.

The St. Croix River National Scenic Riverway was winding along as we drove with beautiful glimpses like this every now and then.

In Hayward for a bit of a break and some kitsch, the kids and I went to the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. Check out this 4.5 story musky. Just like out of a vintage postcard. What fun!

It was another fun and memorable weekend!