Disastrous Trip to Duluth

We traveled to Duluth today to walk along the shores of our magnificent Lake Superior and to study historic landmarks such as the Glensheen Mansion. There would be a little shopping and a quick lunch interspersed with these more serious considerations.

Unfortunately things did not work out as planned.

The following photo essay describes our misfortunes.

After stopping briefly at the Miller Hill Mall…well maybe not briefly—more like two hours I suppose—we drove down to the lake for lunch at the highly recommended Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar. We knew immediately that it would be extremely rude to eat and run from such a fine place so we decided to discuss Duluth history over lunch to compensate for our lack of historical research so far. That did not work out well either because we know so little about that topic—Duluth history. So there we were with these unusual and incredibly delicious appetizers and quite lovely wine we had ordered.

EAT AT LAKE STREET RESTAURANT AND BAR IN DULUTH. YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY YOU DID.

EAT AT LAKE STREET RESTAURANT AND BAR IN DULUTH. YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY YOU DID.

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PORK BELLY SSAM.

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BISON BONE MARROW

CHORIZO STUFFED DATES.

CHORIZO STUFFED DATES.

TRYING DESPERATELY NOT TO BE DEPRESSED OVER OUR FAILURE TO LEARN MORE DULUTH HISTORY.

TRYING DESPERATELY NOT TO BE DEPRESSED OVER OUR FAILURE TO LEARN MORE DULUTH HISTORY.

We did have a stimulating conversation about the role of food in our lives but then, to make up for our so far frivolous behavior we walked across the street to investigate the history behind what was probably a historic structure across the street. However, at every turn it seems another obstacle to exploring this city’s past is placed in our path. A vintage clothing boutique named Fig Leaf is inconveniently located right at the entrance. Again, we are visitors here and really want to make a good impression so well…we were pretty much compelled to purchase something.

JEDI GIRL COURTESY "FIG LEAF."

JEDI GIRL COURTESY “FIG LEAF.”

By now the day was ruined so there was no point in continuing. We headed home, drowning our considerable sorrows in DQ Caramel malts. BLOGS SUMMER 2013 4 M's 1073

What a disaster. We are not one tiny bit more enlightened; instead we have less money and more pounds. Bad Marj. Bad Marsha. Bad Teresa.

THIS WOULD BE MINNESOTA.

THIS WOULD BE MINNESOTA.

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About mneset

Writer, Traveler, Director/North Fourth Art Center

Posted on May 30, 2013, in Living LIFE and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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