Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Drove to Superior, WI. Did laundry & made a Wal-Mart run. Continued to Duluth, MI. We have now officially traveled in all States except for Hawaii. Stopped at a Whole Foods Co-Op grocery store. Picked up some very good fresh salads & cookies for Carol. She weighed herself today and is right on her target weight so the cookies are OK. We have both been extra careful of our diet recently both having put on a few extra pounds from all those great bakeries. Now when we see a local bakery, we just continue on. We took our lunch from the Co-op and drove to the Canal Park area of Duluth. After we waited out an hour rain storm, we walked the paved walkway going around the area, saw the Aerial Lift Bridge (built in 1905) , the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and an assortment of tourist type shops. We finally got to see one of the large freighters up close. The H. Lee White was built in 1974, is 704’ long and was delivering a cargo of limestone to Superior,WI. Watching the lift bridge operate was interesting. The waterfront area of Duluth is very nice; well worth the stop.
About 4:00 we headed to our campsite for the night; the Black Bear Casino & Resort near Carlton. Had a severe storm pass through about 6:00. Hail, rain, & lightning. I moved the camper next to a truck in order to block the worst of the hail and wind. No damage, thankfully.