When the tour was done, we stopped at what was once the largest fresh water aquarium at least until they replaced one of their fresh water tanks with a salt water one. We did this to keep Little Abbey entertained a bit and it turned out to be highway robbery. There was very little of interest there for us adults but for Little Abbey, she had a ball playing with a plastic boat in a scale model of the Great Lakes as she worked the various locks along the way.
We ate lunch at the Duluth Grill which evidently was featured in the cable television show Diners, Dives and Drive-ins. The food was outstanding and though I don't have my normal picture of it, I enjoyed my BBQ buffalo strip sandwich and homemade onion rings immensely. In fact, those were the best onion rings I have ever eaten. As fate would have it, we randomly stopped at another diner featured in the same television show a couple days later. More about that later.
Because it was a vacation and we had been working pretty hard at relaxing, we went back to the motel for a round of naps and then spent the rest of the day down at the shore watching my daughter enjoying the cold water, reading and looking for interesting pieces of driftwood which there were plenty of around. I'm thinking about shellacking them and perhaps putting them in a glass container somewhere around the house where I can refer to them from time to time and remember just how relaxing that afternoon was.
|General Mills cereal plant.|
|I believe they said this was the largest grain elevator on Lake Superior. I was convinced.|
|Harbor tugs waiting for action|
|Humongous windmill turbine heads ready to be shipped. The blades were sitting a couple docks down but I couldn't capture a good picture of them.|
|Our tour boat parked between the pedestrian drawbridge and that large boat in the background which was an old lake boat turned into a museum. I didn't pay for the privilege of touring it.|
|About the most interesting thing I found at the aquarium were these fish outside the aquarium.|
|Enger Tower which is where I was when I snapped the previous picture. It gave me butterflies in my stomach when I reached the top and saw how far it was down to the ground. All I could wonder was when was the last time Duluth had seen an earthquake.|