Thursday, August 28, 2008
Grand Marais '08
Dirk, Cullen and I took a trip up to Grand Marais to hang out with a bunch of the LaVigne clan: Mark, Liz, Brigette, Mason, Doug, Annie, Drew, Laurie, Joe, Kelly, Mike, Kathy, Chris, Emily, Claire, Molly, Dan, Aren, Sylvie and Michelle (+ our friend Stevie). We drove the 4 hours to Duluth on Thursday night and stayed at a great hotel in Canal Park. Dirk and I put Cullen to bed and sat on our balcony, with a 6-pack of Stella, looking up at the hills of Duluth and watching the ships pass under the lift bridge. Then, it was up to Grand Marais on Friday. We ate lunch at the Angry Trout (superb as always) and Dirk and the boys got in a round of golf. On Saturday, we took the babies on their first hike via the Baby Bjorns. Sunday was perfectly sunny and we sat on the lawn at the Landing all day anticipating "music by the lake" . The tunes was great, the drinks at Joe's Backstage Bar were better and the Salmon was perfect. It's always a ton of fun to get together with the crazy LaVigne bunch. And now the madness continues...we've added three more to the clan with Cullen, Mason and Sylvie. As you can see from the pics, a good time was had by all.