This past weekend, my family + Michael went up north to camp at Jay Cooke State Park, which is just south of Duluth, MN. It’s amazing how quickly you can feel completely removed from city life here in Minnesota, just by driving a little bit up I-35. On the way ( and back down ), we stopped at Tobies for donuts + cookies, which is always a highlight. It’s definitely a tourist trap type situation, but you absolutely need to stop if you ever get the chance. I’m still dreaming about my sugar donut. The rest of our time up north was filled with lots of traditional camping food ( hot dogs, pudgie pies, and s’mores ), hiking, and games!!
Overall, it was really good to just unplug from the internet and be away from screens in general. Well, for the most part that is. I didn’t have cell reception or 3G except for one time while climbing along rocks ( my cousin caught me ) on the river, at which point I promptly sent three important emails. Woops. And on Sunday, we headed up to Duluth to make sure we spent some time on Lake Superior ( top photo ), which is one of my most favorite places to be in this world. I’ve spent countless hours watching those cold blue waters hit the rocky shoreline over the years. Cheers to a great weekend – and hopefully we go back soon!