This was a much needed break for us. Tom's schedule in the summer is beyond busy so we have been looking forward to this fall when we were able to get about 3 days off to spend time together as a family.
Apparently, the South Shore happened to pretty much close down shop for the season the weekend before our trip, but we enjoyed the peacefulness and had fun feeling like we were all alone up there. Our cell phones didn't work and there was no land line so it was an unheard of vacation away from technology. And so funny because the "mom" in me was slightly worried that something would happen to the baby and we'd be without communication with anyone and have no idea where a hospital was....I don't know how we survived before cell phones, right? =-)
Tom's good childhood friend generously let us stay at their cabin on superior....what a beautiful place it was!! So much wild life and so much natural beauty. Outside their cabin, there is a trail that leads to a boardwalk, that leads to Lake Superior...
Just sit, relax, and take it all in...
Unfortunately, we forgot our baby backpack or baby bjorn, so we ended up having to carry a 20lb baby everywhere on our walks....This made a 2 mile hike feel more like 6 miles.
As I said earlier, everything seemed to be shut down so we couldn't get any smoked salmon that Tom had wanted, and we didn't get a chance to look around the local stores around the harbor...
Playing inside at the cabin...
Watching some movies....we popped in Land Before Time....throw back!
Tom and I played some cards and Hans enjoyed playing with the box!
We went to Bayfield for the day...what a beautiful town. We were able to shop around a bit and found a cute Scandinavian shop. Mom....um, I mean HANS, really really wanted this Dala Horse, but we just took a picture instead. I'm thinking I might get it for a Christmas gift but don't tell Hans!!!
In one of our local magazines, I read that Maggie's is a hidden gem in Bayfield so we headed there for lunch. It is a sort of funky place adorned with pink flamingo's all over inside. It's a hit with the locals so even though tourist season is over, the place was still busy!
After we left the South Shore, we headed to Grahamcracker's house!
Like father like son....we get to Grahamcracker's house and what do Tom and Hans do? Head outside to the woods of course!
Tom enjoyed taking Hans on his first four wheeler trip! Next time, he'll have to take Hans out on the tractor!
Tom and Uncle Bruce
Hans found new toys..
...and new friends!
He loved his great uncle Bruce...
and he loves his Grahamcracker!
Whew, what a vacation!!!