Friday morning at 5 am Pete and I were headed here: Gunflint Lodge. We unplugged. There was no internet or cell phone service within an hour of the lodge. Nico cashed out in the backseat on the way there:
It was heaven. I spent lots of time with my Nook and A Child al Confino looking at this:
The book was awesome. I've really been into biographies and real life stories lately. The book was a freebie from BN that I heard about online. It was haunting and funny and at times very sad. But it is a great reminder of how the human spirit can overcome.
We had our own cabin and the view out the main window was this:
My first blog video! The lodge requires that you help feed nature in the winter. So we would bring back big lunch sacks full of corn and dried seeds for the deer and the birds. Pete decided to put the corn about 6 inches from the window and see what happens. The deer came, Nico barked to protect us and the deer were gone. But we kept trying. Eventually Nico wouldn't bark, just whine a little and watch them. It was cute.
The lodge has a wonderful restaurant. The food was awesome considering it's in the middle of no where. And the staff was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable about the area. Pete and I asked question after question and they were all answered. The owners even cam over during dinner to talk and welcome us there.
Unfortunately we had to head home Sunday. I told Pete that I felt like we ran away for the weekend to hide and didn't want to return. No internet/cell phone really forced us to relax and connect with each other. We sat in front of the fire at night watching movies, cuddling and talking. Really talking. I'd suggest this to anyone.
As we headed home, Pete had to drive about 3 hours in this:
We've decided we need to unplug more often.