A friend called tonight to see if we were alright since I hadn’t blogged all week, so I figured I’d better get my act together and post something. Thanks to great staff who held down the fort John and I took 2 days off this week and headed west. We left Tuesday morning and meandered our way to Ashland. Went to the Boulder Junction flea market as we left town, it was the last one of the season so smaller than normal but we enjoyed seeing what was for sale as we never get a chance during the season. Found a great pair of earrings made from local porcupine quills.
We then headed north to Lake Superior and walked along the beach. The forecast had called for rain, but it ended up being very nice. The nice surprise of the day was finding a great Bed and Breakfast to stay at. John and I usually stay at B&B’s when we travel. This one was exceptional. It’s called Second Wind Country Inn in Ashland. If you are ever in the area treat yourself to a wonderful place to stay with very gracious hosts!
After talking with our hosts until noon on Wednesday we headed to the Great Lakes Visitor Center that has an exhibit on the history of Lake Superior. It was free admission and very well done. The treat there ended up being one of their rotational exhibits on the history of resorts in northern WI. Amongst the pictures they had hanging we found two of our resort when it was Wilsie’s White Birch Lodge. They had a picture of the bridge and the front desk area. How neat to be a part of the rich northwoods history.
We ended the day at Copper Falls State Park. It is a beautiful park along the Bad River with several waterfalls. The 1.7 mile hike loops around two falls with many steps. wE got our exercise that day. Enjoy the pictures from our hike.