+ DAY 1 +

spent new year's eve road-trippin' up north with my best friends. bound for grand marais, we made stops at duluth, gooseberry falls + many teeny towns along the way.


* 3 - 2 - 1 ! *

+ DAY 2 +

slept. dreamt. woke up to the most beautiful sunshine pouring in from the windows of our little lakeside abode. then skied all day at a mini-mountain in lutsen.

+ DAY 3 +

adventure day. we had many sights to see in the few hours of golden light that winter gives us. we drove along the coastline, listened to ben howard, and laughed in our fearless youth.

we visited the north shore, the canadian / usa border, the tallest waterfall in minnesota at grand portage state park, superior national forest, and an outdoor fur merchant. 

also, we had chocolate chip pancakes at blue water café for lunch.

+ DAY 4 +

last day of adventuring. started the day with caffeine for all : hot chocolates for the boys, a mocha for me, a london fog for hailey at our new favorite little coffee joint: the java moose.

off we went to explore artist's point, and then we began our voyage home.

we stopped in duluth at northern waters smokehaus, for the most delicious fresh-salmon on bagels.

here's a vid of our entire weekend !

we'll be back soon, beautiful north.