Tuesday, July 1, 2008


On Monday we decided to visit an Indian reservation on Lake Superior. We drove all the way to the end of a gravel road to a place where Indians gather in a "Sweat Lodge". They heat up rocks to get the temperature to 105 degrees. We didn't see anyone there but the evidence of past use was evident everywhere.

On the way there we saw a fox. He looked kind of mangie...

On the way out to the island we saw bear tracks. Apparently bears go on the island as well. We were concerned that he may still be there.

The water was freezing!

The boys enjoyed rock climbing. We saw all kinds of lichens and carnivorous plants.

The rocks have a lot of iron in them and on the island you can see where the glaciers sheared off embedded granite and other conglomerates.

After going to the island Sue built a fire on the beach and we tried to warm up.

Guess who was waiting for us in the RV?

Tuesday we drove out to the badlands.

And found wildflowers and moose tracks.


Rachel said...

Oh gosh, that bunny is TOO funny! He must love Erna.

What fun it looks like you're having, and those pictures of the carnivorous plants are really cool. Can you remember to give Paul and Sue their baby announcement cards? I think I gave you one for Andrea and Nick as well, but I can't remember exactly. Thanks!

(SO glad you're updating your blog. It's a real treat to see what you're up to!)

Kit-bert: "semi" eevil HR Director said...

you sure that bear track wasn't a Newfie?? that looks like a "Koda" foot print...although Rachel does call him a Kodiak bear :) Looks like you guys had a great time! I love it!