I was missing Duluth so my husband and I headed north for the weekend. Of course, we were there during one of the coldest weekends in February but that didn’t stop us from getting outside.
We bundled up appropriately to go exploring up the shore. After a cup of fresh brewed coffee, we jumped in our adventure mobile, my husband’s 1985 Toyota Tercel wagon and headed out.
Along the shore, I walked out onto the frozen rocks and heard ice cracking. I noticed that the large sheets of ice on Lake Superior’s surface were getting blown toward the shoreline and piling up like broken glass like sheets. This is known as ice stacking. It was mesmerizing and then it stopped abruptly. Coolest thing ever!
Continuing up the shore we stopped at the Winter Frolic in Two Harbors, which is an event to embrace the cold winter months and show there is always fun to be had even when it’s cold. We toured the vintage snowmobiles and warmed up at the fire. After grabbing some lunch at Judy’s Café, we then walked out to the Two Harbors Lighthouse.
As the sun was setting, we cruised back to Duluth and I couldn’t help but think how I always leave Lake Superior feeling more alive.