Monday, August 22, 2011

Duluth and Grand Marais

Last weekend we went up to Duluth to help my little brother Luke celebrate his 21st Birthday on Friday night and then we headed up to Grand Marais to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary.

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We got a hotel room at the Downtown Radisson on Priceline for $85 for Friday night. And here is the view from our room.

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We decided to hit up the Anchor Bar in Superior, Wisconsin for dinner. I guess the bar was on Diners, Drive-In's and Dives. It qualifies as a dive for sure. It took forever to get our food, but it was pretty decent for a greasy burger joint.

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We headed back to the hotel and saw a sign for a late night happy hour at the hotel. The hotel restaurant happened to be JJ Astor, the rotating restaurant on the top of the Radisson. I guess we were all about showing Luke his options. We even went to a real college bar called the Dubliner after the JJ Astor.

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On Saturday morning we headed up to Grand Marais. On the way we stopped at Tettegouche State Park and hiked to High Falls.

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We finally made it to Grand Marais by late afternoon. Before we even went to check into our campsite we went on a mission to look for ice cream. We found this little place called Sydney's Frozen Custard.

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We ended up eating dinner at Sydney's as well because all of the other restaurants had really long waits.

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Sunday morning was beautiful so we decided to take advantage of the half price golf offered by the campground. We thought we were going to get rained on for awhile, but the clouds went away and it ended up being perfect for golf.

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The golf ball mark on the green bench is from Patrick's ball. He somehow still managed to par that hole.

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When we were done golfing we were really hungry for lunch, so we stopped at the Angry Trout for lunch. We had tried to go there Saturday night, but there was an hour and half wait. The Angry Trout is a really cool place that is completely local right down to the ceramic plates and cloth napkins. The food was awesome, so I am sure we will be back in the future.

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