Monday, July 19, 2010

A Day In Duluth

Usually I am the trip planner in our family, I think it stems from the hours of travel agent that I used to play in our basement and the many family vacations that I have been on, but this time Matt was in charge of planning a mini-getaway on our drive home from Minneapolis’s. He chose to take me to Duluth and to show me some of the many sites that he remember from childhood vacations with his family; although, we did avoid the restaurant where on one trip to Duluth with his family Matt had some glass shards in his waffle. We had a great time and it was fun to let him deal with all the little details. We started the day walking around the Canal Park area where we stopped into the Maritime Museum, watched a few boats go under the Aerial Lift Bridge and had snacks and drinks at Grandma’s Restaurant. After some additional sightseeing activities we got ready for dinner, which was a treat from Matt’s parents. We arranged to have dinner at the rotating restaurant around 6pm knowing that a large freighter was scheduled to come under the bridge and into the harbor around 7pm. Based on our calculations it would take one hour to eat dinner and revolve around putting us in the perfect position at 7pm to see the freighter, unfortunately the timing of the boat was a little off and we missed it. Oh well, it was still a very good night out and a reason to go back to Duluth in the future.