August 13 - 16, 2018: Saginaw, Minnesota
This day we drove across most of Minnesota with our final stop in Saginaw, Minnesota. On the drive we noticed that the scenery changed quickly. We went from rolling hill dry farming to flat land, lakes, trees (pine and deciduous), lakes, trees, lakes, trees, and did I mention lakes or trees? Reminds us a lot of some parts of Florida or Ohio that we've visited in the past.
In Saginaw, we used Boondockers Welcome and boondocked at Curt and Jackie's place. Wow...what a great spot - nestled among the trees and willows on a lake. We could hear the Blue Heron's and Loons calling at night!
The view from our trailer and enjoying our coffee and breakfast
We wanted to spend a few days here so we could golf again and get a feel for this part of the area. On our way to golf we drove through Cloquet and visited the Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station. This was way cool since we both admire his work.
We golfed at Namadji Golf Course which was actually in Superior, Wisconsin vs. Minnesota. We got a great deal on Golfnow...$20 p/person for 18 holes with a cart. Cannot beat a deal like that. And the course was really good, nice and open with fast greens. The weather was PERFECT - 70's with overcast and a little humidity. GREAT day golfing.
Craig doing his Nacho Libre pose -->
After golf we headed into Duluth, Minnesota to just see what was happening near the water, harbor, and ports. We enjoyed an early dinner and then visited the Lake Superior Maritime Museum And Visitor Center. This was really cool. We learned so much about the Great Lakes, ships, IronOre, and more. Did you know that Duluth has the largest Inland International Seaport? Now you do!
Dinner at Vitta Pizza - YUM
Craig in the wheelhouse pointing the way to go - FOLLOW ME!
One of the primary cargos that is shipped from these ports - Taconite (IronOre)
Right next to the Museum is the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge which was pretty spectacular also. Every Wednesday there is a regatta and we caught the sailboats as they were coming back into port.
After going to the museum, we noticed and paid attention to the boats and loading docks all along this area.
As we headed back to Tawny for the evening, we drove through a fog bank as the sun was setting, absolutely spectacular sunset!
We had a great stay here and wish we would have had more time to explore the area. Next time!
View from the front step of our trailer - GORGEOUS!