Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Fourth of July

We had the most incredible night last night.  First we hung out at home, ate and drank and had Happy Birthday, America cake:

Then we went out on Mitch's brother's boat to watch the fireworks on the harbor.  Usually Duluth is cold, and Lake Superior is terrifying, but last night it was perfect!  It was actually warm on the lake, and not "boy, if I wear my parka I'm pretty comfortable!" kind of warm; real warm.  We drove into the Harbor and toured around a little bit.

Captain Mat
Did you know that if you drive a boat on Lake Superior it is the law that you must wear a captain's hat?
It's true.
This is the light house on the canal that leads to the Harbor.

The girls in the canal.

The Duluth Harbor Lift Bridge

The Great Lakes Aquarium

This is the pavilion at Bayfront Park.  The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra was playing at the time.
Cool, huh?!

Sam and the Lift Bridge

The Fireworks.  It was pretty cool.  Look at the reflection on the water, it was so calm!

The bridge on the way out, back to the marina.

The night was perfect.  Usually I'm terrified of Lake Superior because, you know, "she never gives up her dead" but last night I almost changed my mind.  About five minutes from the marina fog set in and lightning started.  I was scared.  But I lived.  And it was worth it.  We think we have to make it a tradition, okay Mat?

* It's not.


  1. great shot of the fireworks. all of mine turned out like techno fog monsters.

  2. Either that cake is huge, or Kira is tiny! That's a great photo of her!

  3. Dana McKibbage WaldbilligJuly 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Love those photos! We were down there also because we watch the fireworks from the General Mills slip. You should stop and visit us next year (since it's an annual thing now!). Wanna go kayaking sometime? On a very calm day, of course...

  4. Why does Sam have a life Jacket on and the little girls don't?


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