This past weekend, I took a break.
I stopped to enjoy the company of the people I was with, I tried some new things and took in the beauty of one of my favorite spots in Minnesota, Lutsen and the North Shore of Lake Superior.
More then once on the drive up to Lutsen, Derek and I turned to each other saying, "Wow, it is beautiful up here."
I had grown up going to the North Shore with my family on countless family vacations, and am always taken back on what a wonderful place Northern Minnesota is.
We spent four days celebrating Derek graduating and being done with his second degree (Congrats Honey), relaxing, skiing, playing board games and eating some fabulous food.
Unfortunately for us, the weather got brutally cold so we were unable to do our guided snow shoe tour, but we did get to experience dog sledding before the weather got to brutal!
And let me tell you that dog sledding was one of the neatest things I have done! Our guide or musher was friendly and incredibly talkative. It was so interesting to hear about her experiences as a musher and to learn about her dogs and life in Northern Minnesota!
I feel recharged after spending the weekend in a beautiful place with wonderful people!