When we were in the UP, someone had taken the initiative and organized a kayaking tour for those interested. Of course I was all over this - kayaking, Lake Superior, no cell service, what could be better?! Our morning started off with a hearty breakfast at probably the best breakfast place in town - Soumi bakery. They serve an assortment of eggs, omelettes, and quite a big variety of Finnish specialities, Pannukakku and Nisu being two of their most popular. We then hopped in the car for the hour ride to the end of the Earth. Well, it feels like the end of the Earth. Fun fact, Copper Harbor is the city farthest from a major highway in the lower US (no one can compete with Alaska). How's THAT for off the beaten path?!Read More
Warning: this post is chock full of pictures of pretty flowers. Hope you enjoy!
Spring is coming in Europe. A couple weeks ago, the weather was in the 60s and the sun was shining every day. What better way to celebrate spring than to visit the world's second largest flower garden in the Netherlands?! Each year for about six weeks from the end of March through the middle of May, Keukenhof gardens come alive and are full of color!Read More
This week, a couple of my sorority sisters were in town and we were able to meet up! They came to stay a couple nights with us and since Mannheim isn't a very touristy town, we headed over to Heidelberg, which is very touristy.
We started off by heading to the castle. After a couple mishaps with the GPS...Read More
After we left the Porkies, our next stop was Duluth, Minnesota. I have never been to Duluth but Aaron has. Finding a hotel proved difficult since there was a reggie festival and a bike race that weekend. So, we camped. I managed to find a campground on the south-ish side of Duluth and we stayed there. However, running a few errands to grab...Read More