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Thursday, September 22, 2016:  Mark and Paula woke up in Ely, Minnesota.  A mining center that turned into a tourist town when the mines closed.
The is a painting of a miner on the side of a building in the downtown area. 
That image and some ladies were looking at what the man on the ladder is doing. 
Hmmmm.....what is he doing? 
Rough landscape is punctuated by rivers seeking Lake Superior.
Fishermen find it a paradise for their sport.
Visitors enjoy the quite that the area has to offer.  They just sit and drink in the atmosphere.
Even squirrels like it. 
Canoeing is very popular, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.
Diamonds on the water at his lake.  A peaceful setting.
A view from the Grand Ely Lodge.
Food at the grand Ely Lodge is excellent as is the fare at Insula in downtown Ely. 
The Insula location is the former Vertein's Cafe, which Mark remembers from the 1950s.
The iron ore mines are closed and the area has turned into a recreation spot for many.

Quote of the day:    Ely is a great place to visit.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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