Perfect Day

To celebrate my recent birthday, Mike suggested that we take the day off from work and go hiking up the North Shore. I am grateful that he made the recommendation. The weather was gorgeous for early June. Here are a few highlights of our road trip.

Shovel Point, Tettegouche State Park

Baptism River above the High Falls, Tettegouche State Park

High Falls, Tettegouche State Park

One of the locals.

Silver Bay Marina

Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel

The Shack, Stoney Point

After we arrived home, I insisted on a family photo in front of the apple tree in the backyard.

Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday.  It was indeed.


On my way into work on Monday, Mike called and said that he had heard that a ship was about to come in under the Aerial Lift Bridge.  It was covered in ice from its days on Lake Superior in subzero temperatures.   As I drove, I spotted the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. still out on the lake just a couple of miles from the bridge.  I made it to work, grabbed my company’s point-and-shoot camera and headed back outside just in time to capture a few photos.  Seeing the guys out on the deck of the ship made me very thankful for my desk job indoors.