Katie has released the blog back to me so that I can get back to the travelogue…we circled Lake Superior in late August and early September. There was lots to see.
I could do a separate blog about each town we visited, but in the interest of saving some time, here are just a few images from a couple towns before we headed into Canada.
Ashland was a town in Wisconsin that we were just driving through on our way to Duluth. We weren’t planning on stopping there, in fact the road moved north of downtown, following Lake Superior’s shore.
But we saw a sign that referenced ‘public art’ with an arrow pointing toward downtown, a block away, so we turned toward town. And we were astounded by our first glimpse of huge murals painted on the sides of many of the retails buildings.
At first we were just going to take a couple of pictures and move on. But then we realized how outstanding these pieces of art were and we parked and walked from one end of town to the other.
I’m only showing you a fraction, they were all worthy of photos and I took pictures of all of them on the main street. I think there were a couple more further away.
If you ever get the chance to visit Ashland I recommend giving yourself an hour or more. Plus there was an absolutely wonderful burger place right downtown. I had a really good bean burger.
I recommend visiting there too.
Then we got back on the road, heading to Duluth.
Duluth is a working town, lots of ships coming and going. While we were at the aquarium we saw a big ore boat come into port. And no matter where we went ships were loading or unloading.
You saw the post about the mansion in town. There’s also Pattison State Park, named after the family that built the large house.
Lots of waterfalls there, and I was still figuring out settings to make the water smooth. Sometimes I got it right.
The first night we stayed on the top floor of a hotel with a view of the city.
At night it was so pretty. I could show you that…but you can imagine it. I sort of liked this shot from our window.
Just because it’s fun.
OK, OK…here’s the real night shot.
The second night we stayed at a hotel down near the marina with a lovely view of the bridge and boats.
Plus we got to drive across the famous lift bridge!
After two days of sightseeing in Duluth, visiting mansions, lighthouses, waterfalls, the aquarium and Lake Superior we moved on, heading north into Canada.
I guess I’ll have to post at least one more travel related blog or I’ll have abandoned you at the border.
And there’s plenty to see in Canada.