Zack showed an interest in hunting for agates when we took my sister Putri and her many kids to Grand Marais for the first time a couple of years ago. So Zack was really looking forward to hunt some more agates as he developed great eye to spot them. Treyton couldn’t be anymore happy to have a travel buddy in the back seat.
While the boys spent hours and hours combing beaches after beaches for agates, I spent my time reading my textbook. I was dumb enough to leave the Macbook power adapter so I wasn’t able to access my laptop. Doh! Between reading I took some pictures, of course.
Sunset at Downtown Grand Marais
Moose Lake and Moose Butt
I read this giant ass text book waiting for boys agate hunting.
At least I was accompanied by World’s Best Donut, cinnamon sugar cake donut and coconut white chocolate mocha from Java Moose. The view just heightened the senses.
fog over lake superior with Zack on the picture, can you see a small ring like on the left of the picture? That’s a rainbow covered with fog. We saw a lot of rainbows over the 4 days of our stay there which was quite rare.
Sliced moose meat with mango cranberry and arugula salad, wild rice gouda on a wild rice baguette. Jeff had Elk burger and I had Elk’s Shepperd Pie from Northern Lights Cafe
in Beaver Bay. The restaurant is marked by a red double decker bus on the front of the restaurant.
A must stop place to eat for lunch during Summer time. I can’t get over how much I underestimated this place from the outside. I was blown away by their garden overlooking lake superior. The pricey price tag is worth it with a view like what they offer at the restaurant.
Betty’s Pies! On the way back to the Twin Cities Zack wished to try one of the giant desserts at Betty’s Pies. It consists of 3 slices of pies of your choice, 4 scoops of ice cream with all the toppings, whipped cream, cherries and all and a whole sliced banana. If eaten in 30 minutes you’ll get a t-shirt.
Although confident, he did not finish and he owed us fifteen bucks.
We stayed at Nelson’s Traveler’s Rest and rented one of their cabins. It was cheap, clean and they provided this cute little area for kids to hang out and play and adults to gather around a bonfire.
kick-ass view from the rooftop deck at Gun Flint Tavern in Downtown Grand Marais
Another eatery that we highly recommend (no pictures unfortunately) is Crooked Spoon Cafe. When we first visited this place a couple of years ago to have their Kangaroo burger, we’ve been coming here every time we visit Grand Marais.
Since I’m a sucker for CLOUDS. I can honestly say these pictures didn’t do justice compared to what I saw with my own eyes.