Monday, October 6

What is a Gooseberry?

On Sunday I decided that The Print Geek (TPG) and I needed to head up to Duluth.  We decided that if it wasn't raining we would leave early Sunday morning.  Well, it was raining but we left anyway.  After a breakfast at Mickey's Diner in St. Paul we got back on the road and were wondering if the forecast of partly sunny in Duluth was really true.  When the parents didn't answer, TPG came up with the next best thing.  He 411-ed a McDonalds in Duluth.  The whole conversation was pretty funny to watch.  I'm sure the poor girl thought she was getting prank called.  After we confirmed that it was in fact partly sunny in Duluth despite the torrential downpour that we were driving through we kept going.  Finally at about Willow River it finally stopped raining and we made it to a partly sunny and colorful Duluth.

After a quick windy stop at Canal park we headed up to Gooseberry falls.  The last time I was here was just before 7th grade and I've always wanted to go back.  TPG and I definitely made sure to bring our cameras.  See, besides being a Print Geek, he also knows what he's doing behind a lens and knows all the cool tricks in Photoshop that I never seem to get the hang of.  The guy is like a walking tutorial, its great!  :o)

So here are a few shots that I managed to get at Gooseberry Falls.

Are these Gooseberries?  I have a feeling they aren't.

After one wet foot (mine) and exhausting ourselves climbing the rocks and stairs we headed to Betty's Pies.  Apparently food network was just there so make sure to keep an eye out for it on TV.  This is the first time eating there and it was well worth the 30 min wait.  I couldn't decide between getting a piece of pie or getting it in a pie shake where they stick a whole piece of pie in to the blender and mix it with ice cream.  When TPG confirmed that it would be too gluttonous of me to do both i settled on a piece of 5 layer chocolate and he had Great Lakes Crunch.  Soooo yummy.

We made it back through Duluth and drove right back into the rain for a rainy ride home.  Apparently Duluth had a bubble around it, they didn't get the slightest bit of rain while we were there.  

It was a fun way to spend a Sunday.  It did get to be a lot of driving, but it was worth it...or maybe I'm just saying that because I didn't drive?  :o)


  1. What a fun Sunday get away! I love Gooseberry Falls and realize that Mark and I haven't been up there since we first started dating. It's definitely time to plan another visit.
    Gorgeous photos!

  2. I can't remember what a gooseberry is but the berries in the photo are high bush cranberries. Mom

  3. I was just in Duluth on Sunday!

    Joe P

  4. Beautiful scenery! Looks like a good time.


  5. Gooseberries are green....not sure what that was. My Gma used to make gooseberry pies that were to DIE for!!! Beautiful pictures!