When we were planning our stops on this trip, we did not know that “a Duluth” existed at all. Much less what kind of place it is. Booked hotel there just because it seemed like it was the only bigger town/city on the way, at a reasonable distance from St.Ignace.
I also spotted a town called Christmas that was on our way 🙂 As we’d be driving through it anyways – we decided to make a stop in there 🙂 Sure enough- there it was, Christmas, a place where every day is Christmas… 😉
And even though the sign seems to be missing an “h”, it still is cute, with its decorations, the “Santa’s Workshop” gift store, some cut-out scenes from kids stories 🙂
The streets have “christmasy” names, Reindeer Run for example, and more. It was a fun stop 🙂
Sometimes we discovered places accidentally 🙂 Just like that one time when we needed a “pit-stop” 😉 and right there, at that picnic area, was quite nice waterfall. That’s how we discovered Agata Falls 🙂
Our next trip would be shorter, some 400km, so we decided to stop downtown Duluth (before setting off to Thunder Bay), to check out what we can see there 🙂
It turned out we could see some interesting things 🙂
Kids spotted a little bunny drawing on a “Lift Your Spirits in Duluth” sign…
There were two lighthouses, and some TV crew recording some program (did not recognize anybody there though 😉 must have been some local stuff 🙂 )
We weren’t sure why the locks on these logs, but they must have some meaning I guess 😉
Quite a boardwalk (though again – not always made of actual boards 😉 sometimes cement, sometimes bricks 🙂 )
Our 2 hours we’ve put into the parking meter were getting to the end, we had to rush to the car to get there in time 🙂
The structure is made out of cement and according to what was written on the information board – is staying put regardless of the weather conditions…
One last look at the fountain/sculpture titled as “a man falling into water” or something similar, that was the only time I did not take a picture of the information board 😀
Two hours passed by pretty quickly and it was time for us to go.
Next stop – Thunder Bay 🙂