It only took an extra hour, but we did manage to make it to the Gunflint Lodge in one piece. I guess during that time of day, the deer come out for corn noms, so John unloaded the car and we bundled up to head to the lake with my camera, and suddenly found ourselves surrounded by about 20 deer. One of them kept coming up to my hubby and nudging him for more dried corn, so naturally I had to take several dozen pictures. I especially love how they are being dusted by the snow that has continued to fall since early this morning.
Unfortunately, there is absolutely no internet or phone service in the area. The only place we can get anything is the lodge, so I may be incommunicado for a couple of days. Also, the rest of the week may be too cloudy to see the Northern Lights, but there is hope that Thursday night, the day of my birthday, may have some clear skies. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but if we don’t get it this time, I’m determined to try again at a later date. In the meantime we have a cabin to ourselves with a hot tub built for two, a fireplace, each other… and friendly deer.