Monday, October 1, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

It's our 2nd wedding anniversary today. To celebrate, on Saturday Troy and I headed up to Bayfield, WI. Originally we were going to go on a trip along the St. Croix south to see the fall colors, but they weren't really in bloom yet. Then we decided to go up to Duluth, but at the last moment looked at a map and decided to head up to Bayfield, WI to see the Apostle Islands. Uncle Eric watched Lucy for the day and they had all sorts of fun decorating the church and going to the coffee shop!

We departed early Saturday morning and headed north along Hwy 63 and 53. Stopped for a quick breakfast in Spooner, then to an art fair in Cable, however it started to rain so we got in the truck and headed north. We got to Bayfield around 11:30 and walked through the shops in town, where I found a woodcarved Santa (I collect them and try to get one every year). We had lunch at the "Pier Plaza" before heading out to the orchards.

Our first orchard was Erickson Orchard & Country Store, where we sampled and purchased some fresh apple donuts...mmmm! Then we headed over to Hauser's Superior View Farm & Bayfield Winery. We took some pictures of the Superior view from the top of the barn, and then went down to sample thier various wines. We picked up a few bottles of their Cranberry apple wine to enjoy at home.

We decided to drive a bit along the peninsula to see if we could get a view of the Apostle Islands (the only island you can really see from Bayfield is the very large Madelaine Island). However, the majority of the peninsula is indian reservation. As you can see from the photos below, quite a different way of living from what we're used to!

Because we're old farts, Lisa got a headache and Troy's back was hurtin', so we headed home to Baldwin, where Paul made some wonderful homemade pizzas for dinner!

And yesterday was the big Vikings-Packers game. Troy and Lucy were dressed the part but we lost anyway, oh well!

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