Up here in Duluth, Minnesota they have a lakewalk on the shores of Lake Superior, they have an iconic old bridge that raises the entire roadway up and down (fancy), and they have a number of sweet inns right on the lake for gringos like us to rest our weary heads. We are happy to be here. . .though today it is hard to believe that folks once believed that this area could be bigger and more important than Chicago…close, but no cigar.
We have popped up here out of curiosity as we continue our great tour of the American midwest. . .we find friendly easygoin’ people, some tasty grub here and there, soothing summer breezes off of this giant lake, and a sense that this place is ok with being somewhat under the radar. . .they enjoy having visitors like us here, but I betcha that folks who live here really like it when winter hits and only the intrepid stay behind. . .I betcha they do–mmmhhmmm!
If you ever find yourself doing a big cross-country drive here in the U.S., then you definitely gotta pop up here. . .there are cozy bars, welcoming diners, and a quality restaurant or two to satisfy any thirst or hunger you may have. . .also, you can pop into the Duluth Trading Company up on Superior Street–this company started here…fun to peruse the fire-hose work pants and the keep-yer-bits-n-pieces-cool-n-dry underwear on display…plus so much more.
I send you glad-we-made-it-up-here vibes from Duluth. . .feel them. . .not sure that I will send you these specific vibes ever again so get up here and check ’em all out fer yerself.
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It’s lovely out there.