It seemed appropriate that while Shadows of Solstice was in the Storybundle (hint, you still have half a day) that I went up to Minnesota’s North Shore where it took place. I didn’t get as far north as my fictional town, but it was interesting to see the area where I had set the book.

I got to walk around a light house in Two Harbors and had a fantastic lunch at Betty’s Pies. I did have pie, but that wasn’t the highlight. If you get up that way, it’s definitely worth checking out, despite the fact that there will probably be a wait. It’s a popular place.

The lake is beautiful but it wasn’t as desolate feeling as I had imagined, though I am sure in the winter when the clouds are low and the sun isn’t shining it feels more desolate. I actually found the Upper Peninsula (which we also visited) much more desolate feeling but I suspect I didn’t go far enough north in Minnesota. Maybe next time we’ll go all the way to Thunder Bay.

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