This afternoon the family and I went on a St. Louis River tour with the St. Louis River Restoration Initiative. We took a big tour boat through the Duluth Harbor and up the river a ways. It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun.
This is a train bridge that goes across the river and when a boat comes the center of it pivots and makes room for boats to go through. There was a guy in the little bridge-house watching us. I waved at him but he didn't wave back. We came really close to an iron ore ship too, but I was too busy eating meatballs to take a picture.
The part we toured is an estuary so we saw lots of birds and I saw a fish jump out of the water, but nobody else did, and the tour guide said there are fish as big as five feet long in the water. Yikes.
Of course, we were on a boat so it didn't take Kira long to figure out that we were held captive so she tortured us all a little. Mitch got butt bumped about 5000 times, I got my tenders pinched, and all she had to do to drive Sam crazy is touch his back. I have to admire her ability to ride the line of being annoying enough to cause exasperation, but not annoying enough to get thrown over the side. That's my girl!
The best part of the tour was when we pulled back up to the pier. There were about 50 people looking over the side while the crew tied up the boat and this guy busted out on his unicycle and rode down the middle of the street.
It's not a quiet street. He was in the middle of traffic.
I love Duluth.