Flag cake and Lake Superior

Since we had Ashley and Erik’s wedding on the Fourth of July this year, I made my celebratory flag cake on the fourth of August!

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This is my ninth annual flag cake, and it was every bit as delicious as it looks. Angel food, with whipped cream and fresh berries. πŸ™‚

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We ate it all in three days- since we knew it wouldn’t last past our fun weekend ahead.
We headed up to Grand Marais, MN, for a personalized, quaint wedding of Allie and Toby. Grand Marais is just a gorgeous place, and these two said their vows right on the rocks along the shore of Lake Superior. Start with cute kids, add longtime friends, and finish with perfect weather. After the intimate ceremony with a vast backdrop, we headed to Harbor House Grille for dinner, drinks, and laughter. Allie and Toby came back to the lake with me at sunset, before spending the evening celebrating at a rooftop bar. Stunning doesn’t even begin to describe it…

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This was one of the most serene locations that I’ve ever visited with a bride and groom. I saw this area, and just fell in love.

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Congratulations, Allie and Toby! πŸ™‚ Thanks for inviting us up to capture your day!
We were so happy but exhausted on Saturday night, so we collapsed into bed and slept in a bit on Sunday. We walked downtown to get breakfast and coffee before heading out on the water, and I found these…

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Umpqua. A company that makes awesome minnow flies and oatmeal? Interesting… πŸ˜‰
We walked and explored…

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The cold water was calling us on such a warm day, so we grabbed our boats and headed onward!

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After a couple miles, I was steamy, so I pulled my boat up on some rocks, and jumped in! Damn, that lake is cold. πŸ™‚

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Every time I paddle Superior, I like it more and more. πŸ™‚
We knew we had a long drive home, since there was a lot of construction, so we hit the road around 1, stopped at Red Mug for coffee and snacks…

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…and made it home around 9:00.
Phew!
I will leave you with two questions:
1) anglers, I saw this beer up there. Can a trout actually get lost?

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2) does anyone remember the drama around this guy’s website? I love kale, so his court case stuck with me… But I haven’t seen a sticker in quite some time! It’s probably no surprise that this truck was next to the adventure gear shop, in front of the co-op.

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Be back soon to share more adventures. πŸ™‚

Miles this year: 374.75

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