Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lunch at Northern Lights Cafe in Beaver Bay MN

By | August 31, 2012

Lunchtime! We’re in Beaver Bay today, so I can’t think of a better place than Northern Lights Cafe. This popular eatery is located right on Lake Superior. They have a fantastic salad bar along with fresh Canadian walleye, Norwegian salmon, and Swedish meatballs. Northern Lights has a beautiful flower garden, and outdoor seating is available.… Read More »

Betty’s Pies Two Harbors MN on Lake Superior

By | August 29, 2012

Betty’s Pies! A world famous landmark, just north of Two Harbors, Minnesota on Highway 61. This place has been around since 1956, serving homemade pies and other delicious menu items. “World Famous Pies”, as their sign on the front of the building proudly proclaims. I have been hearing about this place for years, but never… Read More »

I Stopped in Duluth to See Linda Today

By | August 26, 2012

Today, I had the chance to spend some time with my friend Linda. We met way back in grade school, so Linda easily fits within the parameters of my “forever friends” group. In middle school, we talked on CB radios. I still remember putting her Antenna Specialists Starduster antenna together and installing it on the… Read More »

Last Night’s Dinner at Zorbaz on the Lake

By | August 23, 2012

Zorbaz on the Lake is an interesting place. Actually, I should say “places” since Zorbaz has 11 eateries scattered across northern and central Minnesota. The one I ate at was Zorbaz Park Rapids. It’s not actually in Park Rapids, but rather, in rural Hubbard county. Or, as they say on their website: “1/2 mile north… Read More »

Modern Technology: Blessing or Curse?

By | August 22, 2012

Day 2 at the lake. Used to be, you could receive one radio station and one TV channel here. No telephone. Now, there’s over 100 satellite TV channels, a full dial of radio stations, cell coverage, and wireless 3G Internet service. My question: is this a good thing or a bad thing? For me, it’s… Read More »

Whippoorwill Resort Park Rapids Minnesota

By | August 21, 2012

I made it to God’s country! Day 4 at Whippoorwill Resort, approximately 12 miles northeast of Park Rapids in Hubbard County, Minnesota. This area will always be special to me. Our family cabin was also located on Bottle Lake, about 1 mile from here. Whenever I saw the signs on the gravel road for Hoosier… Read More »

The Royal Bar: Park Rapids Minnesota Landmark

By | August 21, 2012

Here I am, live from Main Street in Park Rapids, Minnesota! Before heading out to Whippoorwill Resort for the week, I had to stop at the Royal Bar. Park Rapids had been home to two famous landmark establishments: Wimpy’s Hamburgers and the Royal Bar. Sadly, Wimpy’s closed for good a few years ago. But the… Read More »