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I can’t believe I didn’t write about my current trip already! To celebrate the 4th of July and to get away for a few days, a small group of us (my SO and three friends) decided to rent a house this weekend. We came “up north” to Two Harbors, MN. The drive took us about 2.5 hours from Minneapolis, so it wasn’t bad at all. And no matter how long the drive was, getting here and seeing this view made it totally worth it:

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That’s the view from our deck. And also the view from the great sunroom I’m sitting in right now. Not too shabby, eh? 🙂

We did a similar trip last summer, but we were a bit more planful this time. As a good tip for a group trip for this kind of destination, be sure you plan as a group about who’s bringing what, who’s cooking what, etc. We didn’t do a great job of that last year, so we had a LOT of stuff (food and drink). We did do it this year and it still feels like we have a lot of stuff, but we have a plan for it, so we shouldn’t leave with much extra. The great thing about coming to a place like this (we call it a cabin, but it’s just a regular house right on Lake Superior) is that they have all the non-food supplies like plates, pots and pans, a grill, etc., so we just had to bring the food.

We don’t have any big plans while we’re here, which is totally fine by me. We’ll go into Duluth today (about 15 minutes away), but I think that’s the only officially-planned to-do. We had a great time last night of grilling dinner, having a bonfire by the lake, playing games, and enjoying a few beverages. Perfect. 🙂

Happy 4th!