The next day Mark called to make our reservations so we wouldn't forget to use the deal. We scheduled a June 18-20 stay and then eagerly waited for date to come by researching things to do and places to eat.
Finally, the time to take our trip had arrived. We loaded the car with our luggage, snacks, and list of restaurants to try and were on our way. We were so excited to get to Lutsen we didn't get hungry on the entire 5 hour drive.
|Us taking in the view of Duluth from the rest area|
After driving around and locating all the restaurants we had on our list (this took all of three minutes), we decided we were in the mood for fish and stopped at Dockside Fish Market. We left feeling energized and ready to explore the town.
|Mark excited for his sandwich|
|Souvenir chef's hat from a shop in Grand Marais|
|The all-too-common "No Cell Phone" sign we saw on numerous doors|
By the time we were finished at Ben Franklin's it was almost 5 pm meaning some stores would be closing soon. One of those stores, Beth's Fudge & Gifts, advertised that they sold fudge and I just couldn't wait to check it out. We were both impressed by the fact that the fudge was clearly homemade. They had numerous cake pans filled with different flavors behind the counter. We sampled the maple chocolate and rocky road fudge. Given we are huge maple syrup fans, we ended up buying a quarter pound of the maple chocolate.
|Maple Chocolate fudge|
|Us enjoying the view from the rocks|
|View from the rocks on the shore|