Man did time fly! I feel like we were just printing our invites and putting center pieces together. I must admit, I am glad that stuff is over. Carl and I had a rather mellow, low-key, laid back wedding but making sure you remember everything is a task! The only thing I forgot was my niece’s burlap basket to hold flowers, I don’t think I saw the flowers that went in it. She ended up having a flower wrist thing and a little bouquet so it all worked out. I figured I was on my game if that was the only thing I forgot and we were 2.5hrs from home! I’m kind of a super freak when it comes to schedules and lists.
A year later, Carl and I went back Up North to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed north of Duluth, about 80 miles in Schroeder, MN at Lamb’s Resort. I actually grew up staying at Lamb’s, so my memories from there are great and have only gotten better. We would recommend Cabin #11 or Cabin #12 based on your view of Lake Superior.
We drove up Friday early in the morning and stopped at Gooseberry Falls State Park for a few hours, the weather was beautiful! We drove to our cabin and there we did some more hiking and rock climbing. It was great cabin time, we had a bonfire every night and roasted marshmallows, hotdogs and I tried jiffy pop for the first time! YUM!
On Saturday we got up and found a diner in Silver Bay, MN for breakfast and then we headed to the Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, MN. That landmark is one of the most photographed ones, Carl has never been so we did all the touristy things while we were there. On our way back to the cabin, we stopped at the Silver Bay Marina where we climbed more rocks. Saturday night was spent by the bonfire, chatting, listening to nature, playing cards, reflecting on our relationship and what the last year has brought us.
Sunday, was our actual wedding anniversary. We got up and drove north to find breakfast and found Bluefin Bay. Interesting enough, Carl worked on their website. We split a wild rice, mushroom, pepper and onion omelet and it was delicious. On Sunday afternoon we drove south to Duluth for the evening. We had a complimentary dinner cruise with the cruise where we had our wedding. It was a great end to our anniversary weekend. We had a couple of drinks and an appetizer at the Canal Park Brewery then we made our way over to the Vista Fleet Cruise for our dinner and boat ride. The weather was about the same as what it was on our wedding, windy and cold. I wore a dress with a cardigan and I was cold. I saw other people wearing jeans, sweatshirts and jackets, I wanted to wear that instead. lol It was cool, to be back on the boat and remember our wedding day. Some of the staff on the boat were also there the night of our wedding, they had remembered us and our wedding. We had a chicken dinner with champagne.
My gift to Carl was MN Gopher football tickets. I didn’t realize how important the games are that I picked for us to go to, he was impressed. I also got him “vacation rings” so when we go somewhere or are doing something that we don’t want to wear our wedding rings, we can still have a band on. We didn’t wear our rings on our honeymoon and we got some questions. lol Carl gave me a beautiful anniversary ring (it was written in his wedding note to me)!
On Monday we were on the road back home by 7am, we couldn’t wait to get home and see Arie. Later on Monday night, we met up with my co-workers to do our draft for our fantasy football league. They were nice enough to include Carl! lol
Thank You for letting me share our fun weekend.
I will do a “Part Series” of posts so go in order to see all the photos.