Since we were up this way why wouldn't we venture into Canada? Scott and I have enhanced drivers licenses. That means we can cross the border without a passport. We were allowed to bring birth certificates for the kids.
Way back in January I got an email from the owner of the AmericInn up in Roseau, Minnesota. He had won my silent auction entry at the Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference. Seven months later we were set to come up and shoot the hotel and around town for Go & Explore Roseau . Meadow has been begging to go to McDonalds. "But I've only been there once" she'd say. I finally caved on our drive to Roseau.
I had another round of shoots for Visit Duluth, which means that I had to drop Brooke and the kids off at the hotel and quickly get out to shoot. Since Scott was here for work we got spoiled with a nice suite on Lake Superior. Blake had come over and the kids and Brooke had enjoyed the pool and whirlpool. I didn't even have any time to enjoy either this weekend. Meadow was excited for her own bed. I went out and shot from early in the morning into the evening. The kids and I had hotel breakfast. Of course I was shooting 360s, but I also did travel photography while out for the tourism board. I did manage to eat lunch with Brooke and the kids and also get a serious sun burn. Then we walked around Canal Park for awhile. Duluth Pack makes kids backpacks! Meadow wanted this one that matches ours. She also wanted this Stormy Kromer hat to match Grandpa. After a long day we met up with Scott. Friday night mea
After Meadow's birthday, Brittany and Chelsea stayed a few days longer. Since they were heading to the cottage they took Theo and Meadow with them. To take advantage of our kid free car ride we stopped at Moon Ridge Brewery for dinner. We actually went out two, count them, two nights in a row without any kiddos causing a ruckus. The pizza was good. The beer was good. What else can you ask for? The beer was also cheap. Might have to stop back here with the kids. I suppose. Our new tradition of biking to the parade. Well, I was going to also, but our new pump broke. I had to drive and walk, which meant Blake, Brooke and Theo beat me to the parade. Patriotism can be fun. Theo was excited for the parade. We didn't notice it at the time, but Meadow had lost a lens at the cottage. Whoops. Same old parade, good old time. There were donuts of course. The emergency vehicle sirens were too lo