Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far
July 12 ~ Day #63
Budget to date
Total to date
Miles by Road
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Statute Miles
Current Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Today’s Total Expenses: $182.12
Back on the Road
It was tough saying goodbye to my daughter and granddaughters. It was so wonderful spending time with them.
Thanks so much for letting us stay with you. We love you!
Time Zone Change
As we crossed the border from Ontario into Minnesota we went back a time zone to Central Daylight Time, gaining an hour.
The Shores of Lake Superior
This is the first time we’ve traveled the along the US shores of Lake Superior. It was lovely but certainly more populated than Canada.
I do believe, that the Canadian scenery along the shores of Lake Superior is more spectacular – more rugged – more rocks.
The US shores of Lake Superior may have more beaches, though, as we were able to see lots of beaches from the highway.
Gooseberry Falls State Park
One thing the United States does very well is to make their natural areas available to everyone, and, frequently at no charge.
We made what was meant to be a short stop at Gooseberry Falls State Park and ended up spending over an hour exploring and taking pictures.
It was a hot day and there were lots of people there enjoying the water and the hiking trails.
There were also facilities housed in a modern building and lots of information about the state park. There were even nature walks hosted by rangers – also at no charge.
Bravo to the State of Minnesota for making such a lovely spot available to all.
Groceries and Hotel
After a lovely, and not-too-long drive, we stopped to get groceries for the next few days and spent the night in a clean but reasonably priced hotel.