Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, we are in Duluth w/ Grangroths on our ride to see the 8 tall ships come into the Duluth harbor

Top one is the Roseway, a Grand Banks Fishing Schooner built 11-24-1925
Bottom one is the Europa which sails the seas of the world including expeditions to Antarctica, Tall Ships' races and long ocean crossings.

They have never been to Esko so returned on the North Cloquet Rd. past my old
elementary school and then into the Himango yard.  Went to the door to say who was
in her yard and was invited in.  The cabinets Bill made are still up, hard wood floor is
visible.  She said she has her sewing machine in same spot Ida had hers.  Walked to
look into the living room and there is still a drape on the door into my old bedroom.  She said they have lived here 20 years.  Ida moved to Superior when 75, so she'd be
95 now, 20 years my senior.

Then past the old church.  Someone had been living there, don't know if they still do but the bldg. is showing neglect.  Then to the Apostolic church to show where we were
married and past the Himango graves.  Through Esko and pointed out the former
Kinnunen lumber.  Stopped to eat in Cromwell, the restaurant owned by my classmate
Carol Trevena's daughter.  We left at 6 a.m., returned at 8 p.m. and have some sunburn.


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Sounds like a fun day! Beautiful pictures of the ships. Where the lines any shorter this year? There was some speculation that they might be as there are more ships this year.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I think today's news said there were less people then last time but
to us it was LOTS of people. Lu and I got tired of standing; don't
think it bothered the guys much.
This morning, wow am I red in arms and face; Lu not as much.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Now todays paper said there were
more people then before; 200,000
people had been there during the
time to see the ships. On Sunday
a couple was married on the Baltimore II. The ship was closed
to tours for 90 minutes because of
the wedding.