But I'm happy to report that we finally took a real vacation - hence my photos from the other day. And now I don't understand why we haven't done this before. VACATIONS ARE AMAZING PEOPLE. You lay around, there's no pressure, no stress, you just chill out and live in the BLISS. 'Round these parts, people like to go to Lake Superior, or "up North" for weekend getaways. Being from Iowa, I never knew this was a thing, so when I first heard people talking about going up North, I literally thought they must be going to Canada because if my outdoor thermometer is any indication, the Twin Cities must be like, what 15 minutes from the border?
No, no, more like five hours. But anyway, I had been before, but only in winter on a few group trips to go skiing on the Midwest's largest hill, Lutsen. (Which is actually pretty good skiing, and it feels like a legit mountain to any life-long Midwesterner.) I had never done the classic stops along the North Shore before, nor had I been there to see the "colors turn," so after we found out we were pregnant last summer, we put our plans to visit the East Coast on hold (tear) to instead take a more low-key vacay up North.
But tears be gone, because it was an awesome trip and I couldn't believe it was in our own backyard. Tomorrow I'll give you a play-by-play itinerary so you can do it too.