Its been a long couple weeks, the last time I remember feeling as good as I did this weekend…was New Years weekend. I’ve been trying my best, but I’ve started reaching the end of the rope, and thankfully I’ve been vocal about this, and proactive in finding things that will improve life.
So I drove north. I went straight to Jay Cooke State Park, and started exploring. It was just me with no where to be. I hiked a bit, but I know there is plenty of more hiking to be done, I need to go up and devote a couple hours to the park.
I spent the rest of the day in Duluth, I walked to Canal Park for lunch at Grandma’s, I walked to Park Point and sat on the beach, and then walked to Fitgers for some shopping. My feet were tired, but I still managed to walk from downtown to the Glensheen Mansion. I was able to tour the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor, as well as the gardens and lakeshore. Being able to purchase a beer definitely added to the experience. The time went quickly, was followed by a few more drinks and dinner, and finally to bed!
Back in St. Paul on Sunday, I attended Solo Vino’s Rose Tent. The event was not quite what I expected. My friend who has been previously, described in a way that lead me to believe I’d get to taste plenty of wine, and find some new favorites. Unfortunately the pours will small, the tent was crowded, and it wasn’t until the end that I found my favorite White Pinot Noir. So in the future I’ll stick to small scale wine events, the tent style is fine for beer, but not wine.
Sunday evening I did some light homework, and went a walk with a friend who I someone hadn’t seen in a couple weeks, despite living a mile away! And somehow we are already into the week and I’m looking forward to being in Aitkin next weekend!
When was the last time you went to Duluth? Have you attended a large wine tasting before?