Hey There! Please enjoy this compilation of photos from our Getaway in Cozy Valley
FIRST THINGS FIRST! We are about half way there right, and I jokingly say "hey babe you got the tent lol?" (Yes this is going where you think it is going) He says "of course I have the tent!", followed by.... "actually babe, can you go in the back and check", "no I don't want to". Needless to say, I crawled into the back and low and behold, no tent to be found. WE HAD AN ENTIRE COFFEE POUROVER BAR PACKED AND NO TENT!
Our adventure started just like any other, with a full coffee bar packed in the back and Culvers to go. We knew we wanted to do some hardcore exploring up on the north shore, and it was so much better than we could have planned (which is why we didn't).
One year ago today, I cannot believe it has already been a year, we left Mellen WI on our 22 hour trip out US 2 mountain bound. Our days out there were amazing and all I've wanted since we left is to turn right around and go back. There is one common thread that has linked all of our adventures and something that I see holding others back from the same lifestyle.
It is Friday around 2pm and as I was sitting in the office, I realized that tomorrow had no agenda. I texted Hunter and said "We have nothing to do after work or tomorrow!". He asked what I would want to do and I said "Let's go somewhere new!!". Within an hour he had a plan and was packing the car. I got off work at 5 and off we went.
As many of you know, Hunter and I have become renowned for spontaneous adventures throughout our 1st year of marriage. We have been all over discovering the nooks and cranies of the Northwoods here in Wisconsin.
This is part of day 8 (yay we made it over a week!). However, the "Going to the Sun Road" needs its own blog post. For those of you who do not know, this is the road everyone has to take to get through Glacier National Park. It is famous for its narrow and curvy road that winds you through the mountains. (Mellen WI people think County GG with cliffs) (Quincy people use your imaginations lol). Hunter and I had to take the whole thing to get to our campsite at Two Medicine so he was on picture duty and I drove it #proud.
Today Hunter and I were yet again heading downtown Whitefish, but this time it was because the summer arts fair was going on. I have been to my fare share of art fairs and this one kicked all the other one's butts. If I had a bajillion dollars, I would currently have a new very cute set of homemade clay dishes. While we were there, we met up with Elly and Oti, two friends we have up there from our trips. We walked around the booths and smelled more homemade soaps than you could ever imagine (I'm surprised we weren't tripping bath bombs).
After our driving extravaganza from the day before, we decided to stay in town an have a cute shopping/relax day. We did a little bit of shopping and then found a small hole in the wall Asian restaurant for lunch. Each of our meals we about $7.00 (I know what you are thinking, "wow she really can do it all, she even thrifted an awesome asian meal") BEST tofu of my life. Plus I got this gem of a fortune from my cookie and either this is God's way of telling me my blog is about to take off or its just the fortune company printing out wishful messages.
You know when you look at a real map and see the very "small"distances between towns. Two inches on a map doesn't seem too large until its lunch time and you're only half way there.
We woke up again in the yurt (just further assuring that this was the life we wanted to live) #yurtlife. ANYWAYS, we decided to give ourselves a light day of driving and just hang out in Eureka. We had breakfast at Cafe Jax, this throwback to 50's diners mom and pop breakfast/lunch place with all the Pinkham area old yearbooks from that time.