Dick and I set out to see the world... our corner of the world in Minnesota. Last night, we stayed at the Spirit Mountain Campground in West Duluth so that this morning we could visit the train museum in Duluth. Dick always wanted to be a train engineer, so he has a special attachment to trains. What did I find interesting there? This old mail car... In days gone by, as the trains passed through towns, it was simple to snag mail-filled canvas bags with a long hook without stopping. The mail was sorted as they clickety clacked down the track.
Sitting for a brief rest on a bench in the museum, I chatted with a young mother who I was initially drawn to because of her leggings. I learned that she had made them from the sleeves of a long-sleeved knit top. She had used the body of the top to make a bag that she said stretches to hold a whole lot. I am now on a hunt to find a suitable top. After touring the museum, we hopped on a train that chugged 7 miles north along the shores of Lake Superior. Upon our return to the museum, we had lunch outdoors on the patio of the nearby Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe where I ordered a cup of carrot ginger soup and a slice of sunflower garlic bread slathered with pesto. So good... and look how colorful.
After lunch, we biked the trail in Canal Park and stopped to watch the bridge raise so a huge cargo ship could pass through. Tonight, we are settled into a campground in Two Harbors north of Duluth. Our campsite is directly on the shore of Lake Superior. This is the view out the rear window of our travel trailer.