North Shore Trip Part 1

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Awhile ago I mentioned a small plan we had going to get away from our daily routines.  Well, this past weekend we accomplished it.  Tons of laughs, lots of songs in the car, and beautiful views.  Also, Sven and Olie's, Old Chicago, Betty's Pies, and the continental breakfast at the Hampton Inn.  I love spending time with my best friend.

Day 1: We woke up dark and early to drive north, through the Cities, up 35, to the North Shore.  We visited 4 State Parks that first day.  Cloudy skies, unseasonably warm temperatures for November, and Showy Mountain Ash berries!  I loved it all.  And despite having horrible back pain (thanks to my pregnant belly) Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, all the hiking actually helped.  Who would have guessed?!

Here are just a few pictures from our first day: Jay Cooke, Tettegouche, Split Rock, and Gooseberry Falls.

 

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And I have to share with you my favorite picture from the trip, of course.  He's my husband, my best friend, and the only person I could probably stand to be with for 6 days straight, never leaving each other's sides, and never get angry with.  Seriously, I never grew up thinking I could find someone like this.  I don't know what I'd do without him.

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More tomorrow...