Back from Minnesota and I can’t say enough about the beautiful time I had! Weather was wonderful, warm to cool (great for hiking, kayaking, quilt shop hopping, etc), the resort was absolutely gorgeous (views from the main living area were the best), and I loved being with my family for a WHOLE WEEK!
We stayed at the Lutsen Resort, a four hour drive from the twin cities, (locals just say ‘cities’ when asked where they’re from). The first leg of the trip north from the ‘cities’ was straight northeast to Duluth. The remaining drive northeast was the best part, the road followed the north shore of Lake Superior. No sandy beaches, just rocky shorelines, shear cliffs (ran into a few rock climbers), lots of beautiful overlooks, and charming little villages. (Oh and quilt shops, too! Minnesotites love to quilt!)
While visiting a few of those quilt shops along the North Shore of Lake Superior, I picked up the flyer for the Minnesota Quilt Shop Hop. Wow, 85 shops participate! However, they do give you two weeks to get around to all of them, AND, to be in the grand prize drawing, you only need to visit 7 shops in each of the five sections. OK, I’m ready to take it on, anyone interested in joining me?