Daddy John: On the spur of the moment, we decided to take a long weekend. We threw some bags in the car and took a road trip up to northern Minnesota for sight-seeing and relaxation. The boys were excited and rarin' to go.
We stayed in a hotel in Duluth, Minnesota; right on the tip of Lake Superior (and Daddy John's hometown). Pete Dakota got up before everyone else the first morning to watch the sun rise over the lake.
After a little breakfast (Daddy Steve is partial to the hotel's waffles), we got dressed and jumped into the car for tour up the North Shore.
Daddy John: Don't forget to buckle-up, team!
We drove along and found a nice place along the shore to get out and admire the lake. Budding marine biologist Stephen Orange was eager to share facts he learned about Gitchi-Gami (the Objiwe name for Lake Superior) on the drive up.
Stephen Orange: Did you guys know that Lake Superior is the largest and deepest of the Great Lakes? It's also the largest freshwater lake in the United States!
Benjamin Roy: Watch me skip this rock over the water!
The boys could not seem to get enough of staring at the lake. Maybe we should get them out of the house more often!
Running around on the beach and the fresh air did the boys good and we later returned to the hotel tired out and ready for bed. Since we started the day watching the sun rise over the lake, it seemed only right that we end it similarly! We watched the moon rise over the north and south piers at the canal entrance.