Thursday, June 28, 2012

We made it to the North Shore - Grand Marais Minnesota

We departed Saginaw Minnesota yesterday, June 27th, and headed for Grand Marais Minnesota on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It was approximately 125 miles, here is the route we took.

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The Minnesota road conditions website indicated that there was a road closure, but a detour in operation, along Minnesota 61. The detour was not too bad and it did not take too long but we are glad it was a short day for us because in addition to the detour we went through many small towns and some road construction which slowed us down.

We arrived in mostly sunny 70 degree weather and setup at the Grand Marais Recreation Area. We are "all in", or probably better to say "all out", at this campsite. Staying two nights or so at a place we don't put out the bird feeders or the chairs or setup the king pin stabilizer or .... You would think we were going to be here for 4-5 months like Arizona because we have everything out and setup. We are a short walk to either the shore of Grand Marais Bay or Lake Superior and will get pictures posted later.

After zooming across the country due to the broken window delay we plan to spend most of our two week here enjoying the surrounding scenery while sitting outside reading books and vegging out. We can tell you that the sunglasses that are also reading glasses work real well.

The park charges for WiFi so we are using our Verizon MiFi hotspot and it worked pretty well last night but it cycled from good signal to poor signal to no signal quite a few times so we will see how much blogging we get caught up on here..

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. So happy to hear you guys get to rest and relax now. Went to Stella's for breakfast yesterday and thought about you guys.

  2. That's a beautiful part of Minnesota that you're in. You'll probably escape the horrible heat wave the rest of the country seems to be going through.