I was lucky enough to grow up on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Sadly, I don’t get up there much anymore – especially in the winter, but my mom retired and had a “big” birthday (I think you can figure out which one) so we made a rare trip north after Christmas this year.
Yup! That’s me (far right), Mom and my sisters – even the blonde one! A fun night that was a NON-party (per Mom’s request) with relatives and lifelong friends that ate food at a restaurant, had a few beverages at a bar and danced to the band that played real live music. That was a pretty fun NON-party good time! Hey Mom, let’s have another NON party for Kate’s 40th birthday next month! Ok? Good.
So, since I don’t get to Grand Marais much in the winter, I wanted to take some of home with me. Yes, it’s cold there, yes, it’s true that Lake Superior brings colder than usual air, below zero wind chills and sometimes A LOT of snow, but whether it’s Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, there’s just nothing like “home”.