|Lake Superior Shore as seen from Split Rock Lighthouse|
The Duluth weather in May can be unpredictable. We were lucky, it was sweatshirt weather and sunny half the time, but as any history buff knows, Lake Superior can turn in the blink of an eye, often for the worst.
|Killer Whale as Seen from Coldstone Creamery booth.|
|View of Split Rock Lighthouse|
We headed to Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls and stopped in at everything between Twin Harbors and Minneapolis that looked interesting.
A vivid memory of our last trip to Duluth was having our just about four year old throw a full blown temper tantrum in the train Depot because her siblings left on a second cable car ride and she didn't make it back aboard in time.
The Depot conductor came over to see if she lost a limb, then as politely as he could say it, told me to ask her to stop crying.
She screamed louder.
He asked us to leave as her wails echoed through the whole place.
I took her to the restroom as folks stared.
I smiled pleasantly back at them.
If they only knew I was contemplating tying her to the train track with a gag in her mouth.
Gooseberry Falls had these trees along the shore with the roots exposed from the water eroding them.
And of course my family wanted to take the hike alllllllll the way around.
And 10,000 stairs.
I know this because if I leave iron in water, that's what happens.
I'm Einstein I tell 'ya.
At about this point in our walk, while I was enjoying the view, I determined I was approximately half way around, and worried I would starve or pass out from dehydration.
Dansko's don't fail me now.
But I stayed strong, I knew what was down the road......
And there's nothing like a looooonggg hike to work up an appetite and a hankering for pie.
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