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North Shore camping (hybrid)
North Shore Camping
Time to go North Shore Camping with just JeNell and me. Seems like most everything this summer has been with grandkids and other family members. Because it is our third day here already, we are just relaxing. As a result, we will take some pictures and have some experiences and will have more of them before we leave on Saturday. By the way, hybrid camping means that we stay in a hotel and spend our afternoons and part of the evenings at our campsite.
Here is a link to Little Two Harbors information.
Here is a link to more information on Shovel Point.
Father Baraga’s Cross
Grand Marais MN
A play on the Scandinavian heritage of the area is Sven and Ole’s Pizza. Even more, Sydney’s Frozen Custard not only makes great frozen desserts but also great pizza to compete with Sven and Ole’s. Above all, there is Beth’s Fudge and Gifts. (The greatest fudge in the world!)
Lake Superior horizon
Following the events above, our North Shore Camping comes to an end as we head back home.
Further commentary on the North Shore
While visiting the North Shore, ask locals if The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is a true story. Yes, the ore boat went down in a storm on Lake Superior in November 1975. Consequently, the song, released in 1976, remains a classic. After this many years, the song takes on the feeling of a legend or maybe a made up event to make a hit song.
While driving through Duluth, remembered the tour of the Glensheen Mansion right on Lake Superior. Chester Congdon, a well-known a lumber baron, built the mansion during the heyday of lumbering in northeastern Minnesota. For that reason, the home became well-known and eventually, a tourist attraction after the last of the family members no longer lived there. Ending the Congdon family ownership of the house, Elisabeth Congdon and her nurse were murdered in the home on June 27, 1977. Elisabeth was the last surviving daughter of Chester Congdon who had the mansion built. Roger Caldwell, the second husband of Marjorie Congdon (adopted daughter of Elisabeth), was convicted of the murder. Here is a link to more of the story of the murder and the mansion itself.
Operated by the University of Minnesota Duluth as a historic site, the mansion is now a highly visited attraction.
The Driveby Tourist