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Severe Weather In Duluth

by / July 24th, 2016 / No Comments »

If you were anywhere near Northeastern Minnesota last Thursday you know how intense the storm that rolled through was. It did some serious damage, leaving thousands without power for days and some folks still don't have any. There are line crews from all over the Midwest including Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. I lost power for 3 days following the high wind and heavy rainfall. I stashed frozen food at 2 friends' houses who had generators and I had 2 coolers full of food and ice. The problem with the coolers though was that the storm decided to hit when it was one of the hottest days of the summer and places were out of ice all over the Duluth area. I kept busy though helping clear my friends' properties. Below are some pictures of the damage that was caused and a few pictures of the clean-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Nature Walking

by / July 24th, 2016 / No Comments »

There is always something new discover everywhere you are. However, Duluth has always felt richer to me in this way. It may be that with a college education, I have grown into a more open mind, or I simply had become too accustomed to Rochester, my hometown, where I lived for the first 18 years of my life. Either way, Duluth inspires me and moves me in new ways every day. Just a few days ago, I stumbled upon a new hiking trail while taking my nanny kids to the zoo. A few feet east of Lake Superior Zoo is the start of a Spur Trail that leads in to the Superior Hiking Trail. It was flooding with greenery and overlooked the Kingsbury Creek at one point. I love exploring, especially new things and places. Read the rest of this entry »

Storm of the Decade

by / July 23rd, 2016 / No Comments »
I went to sleep this past Wednesday not knowing there was a storm on the way. Instead a squall ripped through the northeastern area of Duluth, knocking down trees which then took down powerlines with them. Leaving thousands in northeastern Duluth without power.

Weekend Weddings in Duluth

by / July 23rd, 2016 / No Comments »
Throughout the summer, there are many weddings that take place in Duluth. The popular spots being down at the lakewalk. While walking with my dog, I saw one wedding at the rose garden, one at Leif Erickson Park, and one down by Canal Park. It's kind of cool to be able to walk by weddings and catch a glimpse of the ceremonies taking place. It's just another thing that you may not be able to find elsewhere.

Hanabi

by / July 23rd, 2016 / No Comments »

Hanabi, in downtown Duluth, makes some incredible sushi [and also hosts some awesome mirrors with potential for intriguing photographs]. Although I have been trying my best to save my money this summer, in order to fund myself while in London, I figured it could be a last-hoorah of sorts for my friend Marissa and I. She will be leaving for Australia at the end of next week and staying for one month. I will see her for about one week once she is back before I leave the country for London for about six months. We love sushi and Hanabi, so we just had to visit our favorite sushi place one last time together. I had the mango roll, which was delicious as always, and finished off with tempura cheesecake. Yum! Read the rest of this entry »