Lakeshore Tranquility

October 20, 2011 | My Jottings

Not long ago Michael and I drove up the shore of Lake Superior to spend a quiet weekend of rest with our friends Danny and Su.

We stayed in a two-bedroom cabin that would have fallen into the lake had it been any closer to the water. (You can click to enlarge the photos if you like).

There were still some trees with a bit of gorgeous fall color left, but the October winds sent most of the leaves to the ground.

Danny and Su…friends for decades.

What is a north woods cabin without north woods decor?

The days were mostly cloudy and cold, which made a fire in the wood stove just right.

A very nice kitchen for not cooking, which is my primary agenda for going away for a rest.

“Michael could you live here?  I could too.”

Dinner at The Crooked Spoon in Grand Marais, MN. Michael ordered a “pan-roasted Minnesota Duroc pork tenderloin with a coffee and ancho chile spice rub, bourbon-molasses glaze, a butter and brown sugar baked sweet potato and red cabbage slaw.”

Here is a good man:

“I will refresh the weary, and satisfy the faint.”

Jeremiah 31:25

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  1. Roberta says:

    Thanks for taking us along, via your camera! The lake shots were so spectacular. It was great that you made it possible for us to enlarge them. How did you get the water-life to pose for you?
    What came across was how warm and cosy you must have been inside the cabin, and how comfortable you and your friends are with each other.
    The dish Michael ordered shows how much more sophisticated you Minnesotans are than New Yorkers give you credit for! (Yum).
    I was glad to get a chance to “see” Michael.
    Thanks so much for adding all this to my day.

  2. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Roberta! I laughed at your comment about how we Minnesotans are more sophisticated than New Yorkers might think. Weellllll, THAT might be a stretch! It depends on who you ask. I’m glad you stopped by today….God bless you and yours.

  3. Patty says:

    How serene, may I come along on your next journey to the lake, please?

  4. Just Julie says:

    Absolutely Patty! 🙂

  5. Helen in Switzerland says:

    It looks gorgeous Julie….I think I could live there too!

  6. Just Julie says:

    Ahhh, but to leave Switzerland and that setting so many of dream about? I don’t know, Helen. How about a swap for a month? 🙂

  7. Ember says:

    So good to see the pics! 🙂

  8. Shari says:

    Oh, Julie – such a nice place!!
    What is it about being next to the water – that just makes a body feel good?! It’s so pretty there in Minnesota!! And I agree with Roberta…that food sounds very upscale and it looks amazing!!

  9. Just Julie says:

    Maybe a visit from WA to MN is called for someday Shari…..:)

  10. Shari says:

    Yes…I think so! 🙂

  11. Just Julie says:

    🙂 !

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