By the shores of Gitche Gumee

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This weekend I took advantage of being at the eastern tip of Lake Superior. On Saturday morning, I woke up at 5:30 AM (!) and drove two and half hours north into Ontario to Lake Superior Provincial Park. It turns out I was a little too early as I got there before the visitors center opened and thus couldn’t buy a park pass right away. But once that was settled, I saw Ojibwe pictographs at Agawa Rock and opted to go on the 10 km hike up a mountain rated “demanding” on a cloudy day. The latter was a questionable decision due to the weather — nothing like getting rained on when you’re isolated and alone halfway up a mountain. I might go back up there another weekend and try another trail.
Upon my return to the US, Brad and Russ arrived for a weekend visit and after a late night showing of The Dark Knight on Saturday night, we spent most of Sunday at Tahquamenon Falls. Russ (who is neither my father nor the Good Doctor) summed up our adventures with his farewell rhyme: “We watched Batman, went to the falls, and saw old people with tennis balls.” I’ll miss those guys.

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