Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's your North Shore neighborhood?

It's spring on the North Shore, and we're headed outdoors for fun and relaxation, not just to shovel snow. After months of being closed up inside, we are exploring our neighborhoods again, and reconnecting with our neighbors...beyond the neighborly niceties of clearing sidewalks and starting cars.

My family is lucky enough to have a Duluth city park and Lake Superior in our backyard. We have neighbors we really only know from seeing them on the lake shore, walking on the beach. With the first decent days of beach walking, we are excited to see each other and catch up on a winter's full of stories as we stroll. 
On a lovely evening this weekend, Sally and I ran into our neighbors Jan and Warren on the beach. We swapped travel tales of Arizona and Paris and talked baseball and birds.

Where is your North Shore neighborhood? Where do you meet and visit with your Lake Superior friends? Is it a scenic state park campground? Is it strolling on the Gitchi Gami bike trail? Or is it maybe a favorite local restaurant, where it's still mostly "locals" now before the waves of summer visitors?

Lake Superior draws us out of the house and pulls us together. Not bad work for a bunch of water!


Anonymous said...

Bayview Beach and City Dock in Bayfield. Kayaks draw alot of attention at the beach. Everybody wants to talk about them. Then you say take it for a spin. Adults and kids alike are thrilled to paddle along the shoreline for a first try. Total strangers are friends fast when they are offered a paddle. Then you chat about where you are from and what you do.

Anonymous said...

Artist Point Grand Marais Mn.
At sunset with the sawtooth Mountains for a back drop.