Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cristo reina.

Mi corazón quiere alabar,
Mi corazón quiere adorar,

Cristo reina,
Cristo reina,
Cristo reina,
Con poder.

"Cristo Reina" by Athenas

Christ reigns! He is worthy to be praised. And you, friend, are a daughter of the King of kings. Let us remember that today, as we continue to prepare our hearts for the coming of the King.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Getaway to Grand Marais, Minnesota (Day 2).

After a good night's rest (we were so tired from hiking), Greg and I woke up quite early to go and explore Grand Marais.

One of the historic attractions of this town is it's harbor. We decided to head there first! Lake Superior is beautiful. And so, so big.

I do hope you don't mind a lot of pictures. ;-)

The lighthouse.
Late 1800's.

That local cafe is where we went to have breakfast. So good!

The water is so clear!

We found a lot of engraved names on the harbor, dating back to the late 1800's and early 1900's.
There is not a lot of written history on this that I could find, but from what I got, they were harbor workers and some of the first settlers.

A view of the town.
Isn't it lovely?

We had to walk along this strip to get to the lighthouse.

Doesn't it look straight out of an Austen book?
That's all I could think of while visiting the harbor and the lighthouse. ;-)

Skipping rocks!
Most rocks were nice and flat. 

After exploring the harbor and the town, we headed on for a drive. It was so enjoyable to just drive, sit back, relax and soak it all in!

Oh, dear! ;-)

On our way home, we also "hiked" up to visit some nearby falls. I believe these were the "Cascade Falls".

As the afternoon came, we said our goodbye's to Grand Marais (until next time, God willing), and headed on a lovely drive home. We did stop at other small towns along the way and explored their Sunday, outdoor flea markets. ;-)

Thank you for looking through the pictures! There is something that I love about sharing "life" with you.

"Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all." 1 Chronicles 29:11


Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Getaway to Grand Marais, Minnesota (Day 1).

Hello everyone!

Last week, Greg and I took a mini road trip to a small town called Grand Marais. There, we celebrated our first year wedding anniversary. 

We love visiting and exploring small towns. ;-) Please join us! 

Greg and I didn't really plan what exactly we were going to do at Grand Marais. However, I did a little research prior to leaving, and saw that a 57 mile roadway (called the Gunflint Trail) started at Grand Marais. The "trail" leads to hiking trails, lakes, rivers, etc.

That first day, we decided to hike up to Eagle Mountain, the highest natural point in Minnesota! There and back, I think we hiked about 7 miles.  

The entrance is as enchanting as it looks!

My favorite picture!
We were in awe of it all.

Almost there!
Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.

Our victory selfie. ;-) It was so windy up there!

Highest point?

We took a ton of pictures while on the summit. But I won't swamp you with those. ;-) We stayed up there for about an hour and a half. What did we do? We sat down, ate snacks, drink water and enjoyed the gorgeous view. 

On our way down, we tried going through the "Brule Lake Trail". However, we couldn't really figure out the way, and we were not prepared to get lost. ;-)

An old ax. We saw a lot of them on the camping sites.

Reaching the bottom took a little more time, as we explored the camping sites. We found a lot of weird stuff people left behind, but it was so fun! 

When we reached town (about 20 miles from the mountain), we tried finding a place to sleep. We were going to camp out, but that didn't work out very well. After searching and searching, we found a little "Mom and Pop" motel. We fell in love with the older lady who was at the "front desk" (inside her house). She was so welcoming and friendly. The motel was built in the 1930's and our room was last remodeled in the 1980's. However, the establishment (and the room) were so clean. On a random note, have you noticed that small towns don't really have fast-food restaurants, but you can always count on them having a Dairy Queen? ;-) 

After taking a long shower, we picked up some ice-cream and went star-gazing in the middle of nowhere. It was so dark and the sky was beyond beautiful. Next time I am taking a tri-pod, as it was impossible to get pictures of the night-time sky. 

Well, that was day 1! Stayed tuned for day 2.
God is such an artist. The best One.

"And God saw all that he had made, and it was very good..." Genesis 1:31