My nephew and niece and I took a quick trip up north to Duluth and Bayfield last weekend. The three of us had taken this trip in the Fall two years ago and stayed in Duluth. This time I found a place right in Bayfield across the street from the ferry dock.
Our room was a suite - there is a bedroom around the corner - with all this cabin-y furniture and a little kitchen (sink and microwave, toaster, real glasses).
We had stopped for lunch in Duluth and looked at some shops, but didn't stay too long. It was as hot there as it was at home. As soon as we got to Bayfield, we unloaded our bags, then headed for Madeline Island on the next ferry.
I love this photo (above).
On our way to Tom's Burned Down Café, we saw this art car with the wave design on the side, and boat on top.
I knew about the burned down café from a previous visit and wanted to show it to G and R, but they only serve drinks, so we decided to find another place to eat.
We ended up at The Beach Club near the ferry boat landing. It was still warm, and the a/c didn't feel that cool, so we ate outside in the shade...
...with this gull to watch over us.
One of the colorful shops in La Pointe (the town).
As we left on the return ferry, I got this shot of the town and ferry dock.
Monday morning, we ate at Gruenke's Inn restaurant. It is a movie/music memorabilia trove. While we ate, one of the employees regaled us with stories of the Gruenke's ghost. I had actually stayed at the Inn five years ago with a friend, and neither one of us experienced any ghost "sightings", but the locals love their haunted history.
On the way home, we stopped at White Winter Winery in Iron River, Wisconsin to stock up on mead. This was the main reason for our trip - although we were told we can finally purchase it in the Twin Cities. The mead-tasting and brief tour were added bonuses.