This week was spring break.
We escaped to the North Shore, where it doesn't look much like spring.
Even so, we fell in love with a place called Lutsen.
A pioneering spirit is alive and well here.
Lutsen Resort is a world away from the hustle of everyday life.
It was just what we needed.
My parents vacationed at the resort years ago, and rumor has it that I even made it up here a time or two as a child.
While the resort's rich, rustic charm is perfect for adults, it is wonderfully family friendly. Our kids were in (wintery) heaven.
While we were in Lutsen, we played in the sunshine and snow with MoMo, Papa and Nana.
We played games and ate dinner together in our rental condo.
We snuggled and giggled in front of the fire.
We read our Jesus stories and our daily prayers. MoMo spoiled us with morning mochas.
We soaked in bubble baths,
and sun baths.
We swam in the pool and played checkers in the Lodge, which is full of character and ambiance.
We went on walks by the water, admiring the ice, snow and gorgeous North Shore scenery.
And each morning, after breakfast, we boarded the shuttle bus to head up the mountain
I can't believe I am saying this:
we were hooked.