This past weekend, Doug, Collin and I took a family trip to Duluth. This was the first time in many years that the Rosenau's have been back to Duluth, the first time being our honeymoon back in 1997! My, how time flies!
I was attending a Conference on children's mental health topics for work and we decided to mix business with pleasure. Since my actual work hours for the weekend were very limited, it left plenty of time for family fun!
The swimming pool was of course the main attraction....the goggles were a spur of the moment splurge. He wore them more in the store as we made our way to the register than actually at the pool. But they did match nicely with his "Nemo" swim trunks!
Collin also loved the birds by the pier on Lake Superior, although it was very windy and those tricky birds never let him quite catch up to them...
We also enjoyed the maritime museum, with Collin taking his turn at Captain and also enjoying the view.
We took some time to do some window shopping as well. This was at the "Grandma's" souvenir shop and at the right he is a tough guy on a motorcycle in the "Grandma's" restaurant lobby.
It was a great experience to take Collin back to such a memorable part of our family history. We purposely visited the same sights and specific restaurants that Doug and I went to all those years ago. I remember walking and talking with Doug about expanding our family someday. Although it took much longer than we would have liked, our little family unit is now complete and we shared an amazing weekend together!
Collin and Mommy posing at a fountain. We have a photo from the honeymoon taken in this exact spot.