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Pickwick Restaurant | Duluth

Pickwick Restaurant – Restaurant Review The Pickwick Restaurant & Pub has been a Duluth landmark since 1914 at the same location next door to the historic Fitgers Brewery complex. The Pickwick actually started life in […]

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Duluth Christmas Lights | Bentleyville

Visiting Bentleyville Tour of Lights Christmas Display – 2017 Every year Duluth volunteers take over Bayfront Park to create a Christmas Village of 5 million lights. Besides displays of Santa, Reindeer, the Nativity, and other […]

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Tahquamenon Falls Video

Here’s a video (see below, scroll down) we put together from Jo’s family visit to Tahquamenon Falls near Paradise, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. The falls is located in Tahquamenon Falls State Park along the […]

2017 Grandmas Marathon Race
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2017 Grandma’s Marathon Race Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017 It was a beautiful day for the 41st running of Grandma’s Marathon. 6444 racers competed in the full marathon (26.2 miles) and 7337 ran in the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon (13.1 […]

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Bayfield Arts Festival

The middle weekend of July is Bayfield’s Annual Festival of the Arts & Gallery Tour. In 2017 this will be the 55th annual celebration (July 15 & 16). The arts and crafts portion of the […]

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Rock Hound – Agate Hunting Trip

Agate Hunting and Rock Picking in the Michigan Upper Peninsula In early May we headed up to Lake Superior’s south shore near Ironwood, Michigan to get an early start on searching for agates on some […]

Sand Island Lighthouse Apostles
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Apostle Island Sea Caves

  Visiting the Apostle Islands Sea Caves Last summer we chartered a boat ride with Captain Mike out of Cornucopia for an Apostle Islands Sea Caves and Sunset Tour. We had previously taken a similar […]

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Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise

  The Pictured Rocks of Pictured Rocks National Park In September of 2016 Jo and Donna took the Pictured Rocks Cruise on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We had taken the Sunset Pictured Rocks Cruise a […]

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Fall Color Lake Superior Circle Tour

Lake Superior Fall Color Scenic Drives If you are considering doing the Circle Route around Lake Superior in the fall and want to have the best chance of catching good fall color, here’s my recommendations. […]

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Tall Ships & DragonBoats

Duluth Twin Ports Welcomes Tall Ships & DragonBoats Two big watercraft festivals are being held in Duluth and Superior in August 2016. Duluth Tall Ships Festival: August 18 – 21st Lake Superior Dragonboat Festival: August […]