Weekend Adventures – Gooseberry Falls

This week’s trek took us back up the North Shore to a place called Gooseberry Falls.

Nolan in Superior

Basically, you go a couple miles past Castle Danger and turn right. No, I am not making that up.

Nolan and Greta

Before you get that far, though, you have to drive through Two Harbors, Minnesota, a lovely lakeshore town with a booming 3700 residents. Half the businesses in town were already closed for the season, so we stopped at the upscale Black Woods for North Dakota bison burgers and Lake Superior whitefish sandwiches.

Party all the time

We’d been encouraged to arrive when the park opens and plan to spend the whole day. Easy to see why — it’ll be at least another three or four trips before we see anywhere close to the entire park.

Love that hat

(You may have noticed by now that none of these photos have much to do with what I’m talking about. That’s because I have more super-cute photos of Nolan than I know what to do with, so I’m just gonna leave these here while I tell you about our trip.)

Nolan punched the camera-reverse button on me while we were getting dressed for Gooseberry Falls yesterday. Tricky, tricky.
Nolan punched the camera-reverse button on me while we were getting dressed for Gooseberry Falls yesterday. Tricky, tricky.

Niblet here is slowly getting over the car-ride phobia he developed after our twelve-hour move up here. We have to talk about “taking a short trip” for several minutes before he stops protesting the car seat, but conditions are definitely improving.

Delighted to be out of the car.
Delighted to be out of the car.

Despite one glorious, blustery day in the 70s last week, you can definitely tell Ol’ Man Winter is on his way. There are very few leaves left on the trees, and the locals are already breaking out their boots and hats and scarves.

Neighborhood in late Oct

By the way, smoked whitefish (or Lake Superior haddock or trout, or Alaskan salmon) is worth the price of admission. We bought some from these guys on our trip, and let me tell you what…

Russ Kendall's Smoked Fish

Yum.

By the way, they ship all over the States. Hint, hint.

And of course, there are some new Gratutious Scenery photos coming later this week. May take me a couple of days to sift through them; there’s been an awful lot of picture-taking going on around here the last few weeks.

Hope you’re all well. We miss you, and love you!

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