Duluth, Minnesota

August 25, 2017

Today we arrived in Duluth, Minnesota and checked into the Hampton Inn hotel since we were spending two days here we didn’t have to rush, rush, rush everything. Either way, since we are from New York, we still rush through everything lol.

We decided to take a walk and see the Lake Superior Railroad Museum which turned out to be cool because they were displaying Abraham Lincolns Funeral Train Car.

After the museum, we walked to the S.S. William A. Irvin which is an Iron Ore Ship. I never saw one of these types of ships, and we both learned a lot which was great.

August 26, 2017

Today we woke up and had a quick breakfast and decided that we would take the 3-hour scenic drive up to Ontario, since we were by the border. The trip to Canada was pretty; unfortunately, it was foggy so we didn’t get the best views but it was still lovely. Along the way, we saw signs for a waterfall in Gooseberry Falls State Park, so we decided to check it out. We hiked to the waterfalls which were pretty. The second thing we checked out along the way was Split Rock Lighthouse. Once again I’ve never been inside of a lighthouse, so that was exciting. Once we arrived in Ontario we took a short drive around town grabbed a bite to eat at Neebing Roadhouse and started our long journey back to Duluth.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Lighthouse caretakers home

Canadian/USA Border

Weird house we drove by

Our visit to the Duluth Railroad Museum

Abraham Lincolns Funeral Railroad Car

Our visit to SS. William A. Irvin in Duluth

This was in the Captains room. You are looking at the world’s greatest safety device

Minneapolis, Minnesota

August 24th – 25th, 2017

Today we drove to Minneapolis, Minnesota and checked into the Marquette Hotel. We decided to hit the town right away because once again we were only spending one night so we have to see as much as we can. We walked the Riverwalk which was pretty with all the old buildings along the river. We stopped at a place called Astor Cafe and had a glass of wine and a few delicious appetizers to hold us over until dinner. On our way back to the hotel we decided to take advantage of the skywalk. It’s 6 miles of indoor buildings interconnected walkway with a bunch of hotels and stores nearby.

We walked back to the hotel and relaxed a bit before getting ready for dinner. We had booked a reservation at this place called 112 Eatery. Apparently, it’s where all the local chefs go to eat, and it’s difficult to get a reservation there so if you’re interested in going make sure you book early. The food was delightful and interesting at the same time. The menu isn’t simple which is nice for a change.

The next morning we packed the car and drove to see the beautiful
Cathedral of St. Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul which is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. We drove around the Cathedral to see some of the homes which were magnificent.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Duluth, Minnesota.

Minneapolis City Hall – Picture courtesy of Wikipedia – The building was so big I couldn’t fit it in the frame



St. Paul’s Cathedral in St. Paul, MN