We arrived in Duluth at about 5:30 pm on Saturday ... this was our view from the hotel room ... it was lovely ... how fortunate to have a view of Lake Superior!
We felt especially fortunate when we arrived in our rooms to find a gift bag for each of us. A friend that I have not seen in 30 years lives in the area and we have recently reconnected through facebook.
Each gift bag included snacks, homemade muffins, coffee, a recipe, chocolate ... everything we would need to make our travels more comfortable. What a wonderful welcome ... we were all very touched by her thoughtfulness!
She had dinner with us that evening ... I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was to see her! It was so nice to catch up with one another. She was such an important influence in my life while we navigated our way through adolescence ... and immediately I felt the closeness we shared nearly 40 years ago. What a blessing to have a friendship like that!
We took a long walk along the shore after dinner ... the lake and sky was beautiful as the sun began to set.
We walked until we reached the Leif Erickson park ... even in the dark, we could see how beautiful the rose gardens were ... and the smell ... yep, you guessed it ... another slice of heaven here on earth!