Being new to Minnesota, my fiance and I love to take little weekend getaways whenever we can to explore a new part of the state. This past weekend, we headed up to Grand Marais to catch the last of the fall colors on Lake Superior. We were blown away by the beauty of the area and even enjoyed the 4 plus hour long trip from Minneapolis, stopping whenever we could to explore Duluth, the Split Rock Lighthouse and of course the ubiquitous Betty's Pies.
We finally made it to our hotel, the Bluefin Bay Resort, around 6pm and were stunned by the beautiful view from our room. Lake Superior, in all its angry late fall tumult, was just steps outside our window. We could hardly wait for the next morning
The highlight of our trip was a climb up to the top of Carlton Peak to catch a breathtaking view of the Minnesota shoreline. This time of year, the leaves are all pretty much gone and what remains are the stark white birch trees as far as the eye can see. Design inspiration is everywhere, but I feel most inspired when out in the fresh air with my hiking boots on.