Jan 5, 2015

Mini Vacation

I surprised Brad with a quick getaway up to Duluth right after Christmas.  It was perfect timing!  I couldn't find his Christmas gift and felt horrible, but at least I knew I had this for a backup, haha!
We left Sunday morning, dropped the girls off at moms and headed out.  We got to Two Harbors at 12:15, and drove straight to our favorite little bar and grill, The Pub to watch the Vikings game.  We ordered a couple appetizers and enjoyed hanging out watching the game!
After the game we went to check into our room.  We stayed at Superior Shores Resort, which is where we stayed for our honeymoon and our 10 year anniversary.  We love that place!  We ended up upgrading to a suite for only $30 total.  The bedroom, bathroom and jacuzzi are on the other side of the fireplace.

Sunday night we ate at the resort, food was really good, but service was SUPER slow...

Monday morning we got up and drove into town to eat breakfast at Judy's Cafe.  It's a little hole in the wall cafe, but the food is delicious!  After breakfast we went back and showered and decided that we would drive farther north.  We ended up in Grand Marais which is about 2 hours from our resort.  Of course we stopped along the way to take some pics!  It was FREEZING!  Monday was a high of -2.

We ate lunch in Grand Marais at The Gunflint Tavern, which was recommended to us by my aunt and uncle.  The food was amazing!  I had a grilled tomato and Gruyere cheese melt with bean and kale soup.  Brad had the grilled salami and cheese melt with chicken wild rice soup.  His was amazing too.  The place was packed, definitely one to come back to!

We did some shopping and then headed back to our resort.  One the way back we stopped in Lutsen to have a cocktail at Charlies.  Great place for a drink, and their live music was phenomenal!

We did do a quick hike up to Cascade Falls, very cool, but again, FREEZING!  We ended up back at The Pub in Two Harbors for pizza.  They make them there, excellent pizza!  We ended the night playing cards and relaxing.

Tuesday morning we ate breakfast again at Judy's Cafe and then decided to check out the harbor, there was a ship that was coming in between 10-11, so we waited for.  It came in around 11:15 and was so neat to watch it come in.  Brad loves taking pics with his phone, and they turn out so great!

Our quick little getaway was exactly what we needed after a super busy holiday season!  It would be nice to make this a yearly tradition, we'll see.

Brad and I often say how lucky we are that we truly love hanging out with each other.  Given the option, I will always choose him to hang with!

1 comment:

The Boutelle Family said...

I loved reading this!! It looks gorgeous there! And sounds like the perfect getaway :) I love that you surprised him, too!