Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cascade River and falls, north shore MN

We hiked into see the falls of Cascade River while up on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. Not a far walk, just about a half a mile, kind of up hill and down hill. So here are some pictures.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kakabeka Falls

While traveling in Canada, we stayed at the Happy Land RV park in Kakabeka Falls, Ontario. It was a lovely little RV park, very clean and nice wooded sites. But the best part of all--it was just a mile or so from the most magnificent water fall. We were told it is the second largest falls in North America--second only to Niagara Falls.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fort William Thunder Bay Canada

We took a trip to Fort William in Thunder Bay Canada. It is a restored trading post and is populated by knowledgeable actors who "live in the period."

It was fantastic, and we learned a ton by interacting with the people. We walked into the trading post and learned we couldn't trade because we were not on contract with the company. Then we learned we could trade at the native store but we didn't have any beaver pelts so alas we couldn't trade. We learned beaver pelts were the hot commodity because all the fine men in Europe were wearing Beaver felt top hats.

Well I could go on and on but it was well worth the trip. But if you go...take bug spray. The mosquitoes were as big as birds!