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Its nice to be home after a week in Fairbanks.  I had a nice time working for the Alaska State Wide Mentor Project.  They are a great staff and fun to work with.  Even though the work was fun, its nice to be home hanging out with Erin again.  We got the “big boat” in on Sunday after I broke myself out of a 15 hour slumber.  Jesse, April, and Sawyer came out and we all (Jim included) went for a little boat ride.  It sure is nice to have the boat in this early in the year.  I hear we should be seeing temps in the 70s in the next couple of days.  Sounds like we should take a boat ride after school.


Huck Fin and the story of the runaway dock.

Hiking on the North Shore

Erin and I took a great little get-a-way trip to the North Shore (Lake Superior) over our Easter break.  We took off right after school and headed to our favorite hotel perched on a ledge overlooking Lake Superior.  The hotel is aptly named “The Cliff Dweller”.  We stayed there last winter when we took a trip up to Canada which you may remember from a previous blog post.  On this trip we stopped in Duluth to eat at the Olive Garden.  Erin had some delicious seafood pasta with clams, scallops, shrimp, and her favorite mushrooms.  I personally feel the mushrooms ruined the dish.  Anyway we made it to the hotel in time for bed.  We awoke to a beautiful sunny day with the great blue body of water just outside our balcony.  We debated weather we should go back up to Canada to check out the falls in the spring time, or spend the day hiking on the various trials along Lake Superior.  We chose the latter of the two and had a great day.  We ended up doing about 4 hikes with a stop for lunch in Grand Marais.  Here are a few photos from our excursion.