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Duluth, MN

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We went up to Duluth, MN on July 8th. Our first stop was Park Point, which is basically a thin peninsula near Duluth. There is a beach and picnic area and of course Lake Superior. We had picnic lunch there and then walked to the beach.

X walking to the beach:


At the beach, it was really windy there:


Our next stop was Aerial Lift bridge where you can watch ships come and go. We were lucky enough to see a ship leaving right as we got there.






The ship's name is the Algosoo and it was carrying coal.

A Hard Day's Night

On Sunday we went to see a Beatles Tribute Band by the name of A Hard Day's Night. Dan works with one of the band members. The concert was outdoors and it was free. It was at 2:30PM and we took the kids with. The got a little bored but luckily there was a park nearby. The band was good. They started out in black suits playing the early years stuff, then came out with tan jackets and later years stuff and finally came out in Sgt. Pepper's outfits playing the even later years stuff. The concert was over around 5pm. It was a lot of fun and I would see them again. Afterwards we just went to McDonald's for dinner. And we got home around 7pm, just in time to see Merlin. That's a British show that is now playing on NBC. It's not a great show but I like it plus for some reason my kids get excited when I say we're watching Merlin. O kept saying "Merlin's on! Merlin's on!" It was cute.

I also finally finished watching all three seasons of …

Jay Cooke State Park

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We went to Jay Cooke State Park while on vacation a couple of weeks ago. Here are some pictures from that trip.

We hiked a little ways to get to this bridge, it is a suspension bridge and it does move a little bit when you're on it. I tried to get across it as fast as I could since I did not really like it.






Hiking around, the kids enjoyed it but they were tired on the hike back to the car
















It was a beautiful day, sunny and not too hot or cold.

What I did

X was sick last week, he still is. On Wednesday we took him to the Dr and he had an ear infection in one ear and so much earwax in the other the Dr couldn't see in it. So he's taking Amoxicillin and drops to clear out the earwax. He hates those drops! Also his asthma is flaring up so it's a combination of nebulizer and inhaler. But he was so much better this past weekend that he didn't need a nebulizer or inhaler as much. Although he still tires easily and gets short of breath when he's playing too much. We'll see how he does in t-ball tonight. We bought him a t-ball set on Wednesday but he's been too sick to really practice. The little he did practice he got tired easily. O is also sick, but it's just a cold and she seems to be recovering. Unfortunately it seems like every time a kid has a cold I always catch it and so I was sick all weekend too. I'm feeling much better today except that I'm loosing my voice a little bit.

Saturday m…

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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We went and saw the movie last Tuesday. It's a fairly long movie (about 2hours 40minutes) but I liked it. I'm a big fan of the first movie and I did watch the cartoon in the 80s. I thought it was good but a little too long. I loved all the action sequences and seeing all the Autobots and Decepticons in action. I am definitely going to be buying it when it comes out on DVD.

The Airport Open House

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On Father's Day we went to the airport by our house Open House. We got there around 10am and stayed until lunch time. The airport is just a small airport near our house. Thought it would be something different to do for Father's Day. My in-laws and my dad also went with us.

Here are the kids next to the Kare11 News helicopter:


They were giving helicopter rides, but we were just happy watching them take off and land.


They had a fire truck too that we were able to get close to. I got a picture of each of the kids sitting in it. Then as we were walking away, X tripped and scraped up his knees. The firemen couldn't find any bandages (it was hardly bleeding but X was acting like it was a major scrape), but luckily my father-in-law had some.




They had the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules, which both kids sat in and pretended to fly.



Also some old military equipment and trucks. Including some medical equipment. Here's Olivia taking a little rest.


In the Medical truck:



We were luc…