Hello Dear Friends and Happy Weekend!
I wanted to share some photos of my beautiful northwoods and an area near us called the Minnesota North Shore. We head north from my northwoods to go up the north shore - so we call it going "up the shore". It's been a tradition for several years now that we like to get up there once a summer before school starts. We took our north shore road trip a week or so ago. Sometimes the teenager goes as well, but he opted out this year. So it was my Mom, my Annie and her friend with me this trip. I captured some photos to share the beautiful day with you.
First, we stopped at a fun little candy shop that we love along the way. We needed to store up on treats to save for later of course. They have wonderful homemade candies, taffies, fudge and the best homemade caramels ever! I recommend the ginger caramels. Also, wonderful turtles and jams and sauces. It's an adorable place with fun activities outside as well. Don't you love our cute little bears with their caramel apples?
Next, we ate at a favorite little cafe with wonderful home cooking! I had a cup of butternut squash soup that was amazing, as well as a fresh salad with strawberries, pecans, feta cheese and basil lime vinaigrette. They also make their own homemade kettle chips with homemade french onion dip. And they have the best creamy hot chai tea too. Yum!
Then we went to a favorite beach area. It was a little chilly at first and quite cloudy that day. But later on the sun peeked through and we needed to take off our coats as we got nice and warm. Here's my cute Mumsy taking in the beauty. There are nice big rocks that make a perfect seat to sit and reflect and listen to the water and the gulls.
My daughter and her friend loved finding feathers and driftwood and playing with the rocks. I was teaching them all how to skip stones. They got the hang of it after a while but I still held the record at 7 skips!
We have the most beautiful stones in our area. We have sandy beaches too, but many of our beaches look just like this. We're also known for our agates.