Our family took a much-needed vacation last week. We ventured south to Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, for a little sunshine and lots of relaxation. Here is a preview of our trip photos. More to come…
DAY 2 (Part 2) – Naniboujou Lodge and Grand Marais
Naniboujou Lodge was first conceived in the 1920’s as an ultra exclusive private club. Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and Ring Lardner were among its charter members. A membership of 1000 was originally sought, but when the stock market crashed on “Black Tuesday” precipitating Naniboujou, the club began to fail. In the mid 1930’s the club reached a state of financial shambles. The mortgage was foreclosed, and it was sold.
Throughput the succeeding years the Lodge has been owned and operated by various corporations or private individuals and families. Still reflecting the aura of the 20’s, Naniboujou is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lodge boasts Minnesota’s largest native rock fireplace, a 200 ton work of art which stands in the 30 x 80 foot Great Hall. www.naniboujou.com
Outside Naniboujou along the Lake Superior shore.
Watching the waves roll in.
Taking photos and video.
Where is Mike?
Next stop, Grand Marais – just 40 miles from the Canadian border.
Sebastian decided to try out his new rain jacket against the Lake Superior waves.
His shirt was dry, but his shorts and shoes were soaked.
On the way out of town and back to Lutsen for one more night.
Up next, DAY 3 – Tettegouche State Park and Split Rock Light House
We were on vacation last week in Hayward, Wisconsin. Our week began on Saturday, July 4. It was a beautiful day and we were able to enjoy the fireworks from various cabins around the lake (see previous post).
Sunday was another gorgeous day. We spent most of our day outside in the sun, on the water and with nature all around us.
Monday was rainy and the better part of our day was spent playing games, reading and relaxing. Mike and the kids did venture into town during the afternoon to look at the shops and check out the candy store – it was packed! The weather cleared enough that Daphne and I went for a long walk.
Tuesday was cool, but sunny. A good day for mini golf and go-karts.
By the way, I took home the prize for low score. Woo hoo!
The weather continued to be nice for the remainder of our vacation. Perfect for boating, tubing and even water skiing.
Sebastian enjoyed his new passion – driving the boat. He recently completed online training and passed his boating exam. He is officially a licensed driver.
We found the local baseball field so that we could keep Sebastian in shape for his Little League season. I didn’t get any photos of him batting. I was too busy in the outfield getting the balls he hit, but Sophia did catch a few photos of Mike and I giving it a try.
Daphne did a lot of what she usually does – hang out with us and sleep.
We had a great vacation and appreciated our time together as a family. The break from work, activities, errands and constant business was so wonderful.
We took our annual family vacation photo on the stairs during our last evening of vacation.
And one final photo on departure day…
We can’t wait until next year!