I had a great idea for today. We have a gift certificate that my folks gave me (early) for our anniversary for a "Rose Garden Picnic Basket lunch" from Valentini's (located, right by the Rose Garden)....AND we have passes to area attractions which expire tomorrow. I asked Steve if he'd like to go to Glensheen with me & the kids & do the picnic thing and he said - yeah, sure!
So, the plan was go park at the Rose Garden, bike with our picnic lunch to Glensheen, tour the mansion & gardens and then head back for our picnic along the Lakewalk somewhere.
I called the restaurant this morning to see if we could get a basket, what comes in it, etc. They're not open on Sundays. WHAT? I checked their website...they're not open on Sundays at all in the Summer (hi! They're RIGHT on the LakeWalk....) or in the Winter (makes more sense). I would've never thought a restaurant would be closed on one of the busiest Sundays in Duluth! Ah well...on to plan b.
The water was COOOOOOOOOOLD!
I grabbed some picnic makings & packed up...we headed to the Rose Garden, had a lovely bike ride out to Glensheen, locked up the bikes & went in to get our tickets. ONLY to discover they're SOLD OUT for the day. *sigh* Ah well, it clearly wasn't meant to be. We got our reservations for tomorrow & will try the whole thing again.
So...we headed back on the LakeWalk and found a fun place to explore, throw rocks, eat our picnic and enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior. We even saw a TRAIN which made August practically convulse with excitement.
Such a lovely end of summer Sunday. It's hard to believe in a few months (weeks?) we'll be freezing our behinds off and dreaming of these beautiful summer days.
Tonight we're off to our neighbor's End of Summer Bonfire party. Looking forward to it!