Happy Friday! Can you believe we finally made it to Friday – this week seemed to take for-ev-er!
This week on 5 Things: my top 5 local (within the US) vacation places that I have been!
1. Duluth, MN
Just 2 1/2 hours north of the cities.
On Lake Superior and beautiful views. Lots of hiking and beaches. Very cold in the winter – because of the Lake. .. but gorgeous in the summer!
We have some friends who live in Grand Junction, CO. It is always a good time to go a visit them. Mountain views. Hiking. Good food, especially in Denver!
3. Madeline Island/ Bayfield, MN
A small island in Lake Superior. We would spend two weeks there in a small cabin every summer when I was growing up. Some of my favorite family members are on Madeline Island. A bonus – you have to take a ferry ride to get there!
4. Nashville, TN
When my sister lived there a few years ago, it was always a good time to visit her. And almost worth the 14 hour car trip!
Country music. Good winter running. The best biscuits ever @ The Loveless Cafe.
And homemade jams! And they have a ‘batman’ building in downtown – and you will totally use it for navigation!
And the best fried chicken served family style at Monell’s
5. Des Moines, IA
I loved the town of Des Moines when I lived there for medical school. Now, I love to go back to visit. Awesome mall/shopping. Good running trails. Lots of cool fountains in the summer. Too many good restaurants.
What’s your favorite vacation spot in the US?