Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cardinal Sports . . . Finally?

OK, we’ve been a tad distracted lately.  Between trips, company, classes, music, a school bond referendum, and trying to sell the heritage house, we haven’t made it to a lot of sports events this fall.  I’m sorry I didn’t make … Continue reading

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What? Another North Shore Trip? (Part V)

After a night at Black Bear Casino, just south of Cloquet, we left the shores of “the big lake they call Gitchi Gummi.”  [Editor’s note: The casino orginally had placed us in “smoking permitted” rooms.  That, of course, was in … Continue reading

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What? Another North Shore Trip? (Part IV)

Next up was Gooseberry Falls State Park.  I would guess either this or Itasca would be the most visited state park – I’m not feeling up to doing the research.  Anyway, after the driest September in history, the flow over the … Continue reading

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A Darling Moon

I had to interrupt North Shore adventures because I thought these worthy of their own site.  Taken October 13, 2011 over Lake Darling, eat your heart out Ansel Adams!  🙂  

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What? Another North Shore Trip? (Part III)

It’s still morning of day 2 – we’re back to where the previous day ended and where the current day began – the Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center.  After a brief perusal of the center, we went out to … Continue reading

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What? Another North Shore Trip? (Part II)

We awoke early the following morning and sped with great dispatch to the Canadian border, eh?  We had overnighted at the Grand Portage casino where certain members of our party blithely gambled away their $5.00 starter fund, a gift from the … Continue reading

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What? Another North Shore Trip? (Part I)

This is Bill Gross.  Bill had the misfortune to be my boss for many years at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.  In spite of that, we have remained BFF’s for over 35 years.  (See how I pick up … Continue reading

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