Photo Journal to Grand Marais

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9-29-12 / Carly and I are driving to Grand Marais today and tomorrow for artisan bread baking classes we’ll be taking for business. The drive has gone well so far and we’re having a great time together.

In Sioux Falls we stopped for an early supper at Red Rossa and met with a friend who we then went grocery shopping with in his favorite health food store. We drove downtown in Sioux Falls to look around the Stickly furniture store, but sadly all we could enjoy was some window shopping since the store had closed for the day 15 minutes before our arrival.

Carly’s done all the driving today and I’ve either read Rabble in Arms to her, read and discussed bread baking terminology, enjoyed some pleasant sisterly conversation, or listened to good music–as we’re doing at the moment.

More pictures and updates coming tomorrow.

Goodnight friends… I hope you will all see the dazzlingly beautiful moon tonight.

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9-30-12
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Carly and I stayed in Minneapolis last night and found a delicious and nutritious breakfast this morning at Whole Foods in St. Paul. We ate our Greek yogurt and drank our Odwalla juices together in the vehicle as we headed further down the road toward Grand Marais and listened to live streaming of a sermon from our home church in Lincoln, NE.

For lunch we stopped in Duluth at Amazing Grace cafe. The food was fantastic–we had sandwiches made with freshly made artisan bread and served with lentil soup. The restaurant was very busy and crowded when we entered, so that was a good sign for good food. By the time we finished eating (around 1pm) the place was much more quiet. We left with a mocha and latte to carry us through the remainder of our day.

We just now got to our hotel in Grand Marais. The weather is gorgeous, as are the autumn leaves lacing the banks of Lake Superior. We’re tired and are planning to rest for a little while before our classes start this evening.

Occasional flocks of geese swoop down near the water outside our hotel room window and are such fun to watch and listen to.

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10-1-12

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My spoils of the day.

Carly and I are having a great time at the North House Folk School and learning so much. Today we made pita bread, sourdough boules, ciabatta, and focacia most of which were at least partially whole wheat and baked in an outdoor hearth oven.

Well, that’s all for tonight. We’re going to veg on some health food and the Food channel.

Oh, we ate wild-caught-salmon chowder for supper… that was a welcome treat after all the bread today.

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10-2-12

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Too tired to write much. We baked bread today: rye and wheat sourdough with cranberries and pecans, potato rosemary bread, and multi-grain bread with cranberries. Now we’re driving home. That’s about it.

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