Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Heading north


O, lucky, lucky me. 

All three offspring, Mr. B, Cora, Charlotte, and I are heading to Lutsen, Minnesota, and her nearby neighbor, Grand Marais, in just 8 hours for our annual 5-day family getaway.

We'll be picking wild raspberries, hiking (well not me this year) stargazing, hoping against hope to see the Northern Lights, roasting marshmallows, playing Scrabble, reading, playing cards, watching night settle in, picking up stones, and gorging ourselves on Lake Superior herring, walleye, fudge, pies, and the world's best doughnuts.

The air is intoxicating there, full of pungent pines and cool lake breezes.

It's a time for rest, reconnecting, and remembering this:

"It takes solitude, under the stars, 
for us to be reminded 
of our eternal origin
and our far destiny."

~ Archibald Rutledge

Till Sunday, blessings . . . 

Image by prakope

12 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Have a great time.

Joycee said...

Have a wonderful vacation, regroup and wind down...love the quote!

Gaston Studio said...

Sounds like heaven to me. Have a good time but watch that knee.

steven said...

kathleen - a beautiful banner photo. a fantastic picture before the sun and a list of holiday wishes that anyone would love to help you complete!!!! have a lovely time. bring back real and dreamy memories. steven

Rudee said...

Have a fabulous time. Take plenty of pictures for show and tell when you get back.

Derrick said...

Do have a great time, Kathleen, but with lots of rest too!

darsden said...

great picture, and have a fabulous time!

Linda B said...

Sounds wonderful! Can I go, too? Ironically I spent past weekend putting photos of Grand Marais and waterfalls at 4 state parks into a photobook, some text too, through Shutterfly. A free offer, only paid shipping. So the scenery is fresh in my mind. Hope the stars cooperate.Have a great time. Hope you brought "cam" with.

Alix said...

Amen.

Have fun. Rest up. And I've put in a personal order for Northern Lights for you.

Mariana Soffer said...

Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

Brian Miller said...

love the quote at the end...i hope you have an amazing time in your remembering...

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

How wonderful!! We may be heading north in a couple of months or so ... wish could say all three of our offspring will be with us. But not so.

Come over and enjoy Sunday Citar right HERE.

Have a wonderful trip and rest up when you get home! ♥

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