It’s Getting Quiet on the Gunflint Trail

     It’s that time of year when some of our northwood’s neighbors depart for warmer climates. Maybe it’s only as far south as the Twin Cities but it’s getting quieter at the end of the Gunflint Trail. Signs of neighboring businesses have come down for the year and tarps have been placed over their pop machines. Chains have been strung across driveways and boats have been put away for the season.

     It happens every year around this time. I can’t say I mind not hearing boats on the river or seeing cars while I’m walking on the Gunflint Trail. It’s kind of nice to see 3 deer instead of 3 cars on my way out to the mailbox and to see the moose out and about again.

     It’s very quiet at Voyageur now too. Miss Elsa, our fabulous cook and her husband Ron have departed for the year. It’s very sad to see them leave but it’s nice to know they will be back in the spring. They will be heading to the Phillippians to be near Elsa’s family for the winter. Can’t say I blame them but we sure do miss them and her cooking!

     It is getting quieter on the Gunflint Trail and that’s ok because in a blink of an eye it will be paddling season once again.