Sunday, February 05, 2006

the road to Duluth


No, we don't have mountains here, although the hill directly ahead is called Spirit Mountain. The city of Duluth, population about 86,000 and the furthest inland port on the Great Lakes, is a beautiful 50 mile drive from my house.

5 comments:

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Looks like a pretty ride, too. How often do you go to Duluth? We drive 35 miles to the nearest shopping malls. It's not much of a "city" as cities go, but Silverdale, WA is the land of shopping malls.

dragonfly183 said...

What a lovely view. And your windshield is so nice and clean. i bet your car is to. i am soo jealous, lol.

Deb said...

RD- we make it there about once every two weeks, or sometimes more often. They have a nice downtown with some funky little shops and coffeehouses, a somewhat touristy waterfront former warehouse district, a long sandy beach, and up over the hill, away from the lake, is the shopping mall and all the big box stores and way too much traffic for me.

dragonfly- I can't believe our windshield was actually that clean, for once. The inside of the van, that's another story.

pablo said...

I've heard Duluth described as the western-most eastern seaport.

Deb said...

pablo--that about describes it. Kind of Stoic Scandinavian meets Bohemian; no surprise that Robert Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan, was born there.