Monday, June 30, 2008

Our Day trip to Duluth, MN

On Sunday, we went to church, and then we decided that it was such a beautiful day, that we would take a road trip up to Duluth. The drive is so pretty, and sometimes it is just great to go for a drive. We had lunch in town, then took off. It is a good couple hours to Duluth (more like 3) so, it was good timing with Caleb and Madelyn's naps. We went down to Canal Park, and watched the big ships come in and go under the lift bridge. The last time we were in Duluth with the kids was last summer. Maddie was just about 5 months old. Caleb remembered the big boats. He wasn't so impressed with standing under the bridge when it was coming down over our heads. It really is a rush to have the bridge stop just about 5 feet over your head. Madelyn loved waving to all the people on the boats. She kept doing the sign for boats, and she was waving with smiles yelling, "HI!"
After the Canal Park, we walked around and saw a few fountains of icy cold water. Nathaniel really liked this one fish he found...
Caleb and Madelyn loved playing with the fountain spouts, too!


On the way back to the van, Nathaniel and Caleb decided it was hot enough to dunk their head in the fountains. Boys will be boys, I guess. They had fun!

Then, our family ventured off to this great park we went to last time we were in Duluth. It is a wooden playground set. There are tunnels, slides, swings, bridges, and great hiding places stuck in sand. It is a great place to play with the kids, and just run around. Here is a cute picture of Madelyn playing peek-a-boo with Terry and I~

After our busy day, we went over to Perkins for supper. We had a great view of Lake Superior. It was great to look out and see those views. Madelyn was so hungry! She ate more than anyone, I think. We drove over to Proctor to see the Duluth Missabe train display before heading out of town. I wish I had been camera ready, because Madelyn was loving the flowers. I handed her a daisy, and she smelled it, and smiled. She just loved carrying around the flowers. We got back late Sunday night, but it was a great family day out away from home.

6 comments:

Qtpies7 said...

That sounds like fun! Donnie and I thought about going there yesterday but didn't go. We went out to eat and to see Get Smart, which is a great movie.

tollesons4him said...

What great memories you made with your family. I love MN, of course I have only been to the "Mall of America" but I loved it.

Gretchen said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

jpandtheboys said...

What a fun day! I love Duluth! The pictures are adorable. I miss you guys. :)

Tell Maddie I said to stop growing until we see you guys again!! :( Love you.

Jen said...

Sounds like a fun day out!! Hopefully we will be able to do something like that some day soon. :)

CrystalAM said...

some day we'll go there. cute pictures :)