Cashed in a chip with the kids and got them to watch Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace. They have resisted Star Wars but this one was their favorite over episode IV. There is still hope. 🍿 starwars.com/films/star-wars-e

Made a 3 ½ lb tenderloin special dinner tonight. Cubed the tip and fried with olive oil and garlic. Put the rest in Sous Vides for 3 hours and a finish sear in Big Green Egg. Scalloped Potatoes and homemade Peanut Butter Pie for desert. 🤤🔥

Looking at a Winter Snowstorm warning with 3-5 inches of snow we decided to end our MEA weekend early. We detoured back to Cross Lake and are going to dry camp in the parking lot and head home tomorrow. Also, the Weekly Thing will be delayed a day! ❄️ weekly.thingelstad.com

My Theory of RVs:

All RVs represent a giant set of compromises to make the space work. The key to finding an RV you like is to match those compromises with those you would make. 🤔

Getting World’s Best Donuts in Grand Marais. They close for the winter tomorrow! 🍩☕️❄️ worldsbestdonutsmn.com

The autumn wave of the coronavirus has reached a dangerous new stage. The number of new daily cases has risen almost 50 percent in the U.S. over the past month. The situation is even worse in Europe.

For the first time since late March, the per capita number of new cases in Europe exc... thingelstad.com/2020/10/15/the

There is an official station to take a selfie with Split Rock Lighthouse, so we had to stop and take one! Look close on right side of photo for lighthouse. mnhs.org/splitrock

Mandatory stop at Betty’s Pies outside of Two Harbors. We got Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Toffee, and Butterfinger slices to have after dinner. Good pie, but they are struggling with their process. Took over 30 mins to get our order. bettyspies.com

Always stop at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen on the North Shore. Business still thriving and adapted to pandemic. Delicious chocolate. Yum. greatlakescandy.com/#/

Lunch at New Scenic Cafe is a must do for us when we visit the North Shore. They have an outside operation during the pandemic and many spots with fires going to keep you warm. newsceniccafe.com

Dinner in Grand Marais at Voyageur Brewing Company. Drinking limited release Devil’s Kettle Dry Hopped with Galaxy Hops, in the room it was brewed. 🍺 voyageurbrewing.com

We went to Ursa Minor Brewing to get pizza and a drink while we waited outside. I had the Blackberry Shenanigans sour and it was delicious. The pizza was very good too! Happy to have fires to keep warm too. 🍕🍻🍬 ursaminorbrewing.com

Rain made our stop at Jay Cooke State Park’s Swinging Bridge far too short. The light was really cool, and the scenery was awesome. We are going to come back tomorrow! dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/pa

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