Hello friends! It's been the most wonderful past three weeks—our wedding was everything that I ever could have hoped for and more, and the honeymoon (which I've deemed the canoemoon) was exactly right. Since I just got the wedding photos and am going to take my time going through them and deciding what to share (though spoiler alert, they are divine and I am so, so grateful to have such a fantastic photographer friend!), I thought I'd show you a little of our post-wedding trip north.
We love quiet, woodsy places and since we didn't want to travel by plane (seemed like more than I would be up for the day after the festivities ended), we headed 8ish hours north to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota. It's a wilderness area with lots and lots of lakes way up by the Canadian border.
We rented a cabin for a week at Hungry Jack Outfitters which allowed us to cook delicious meals, sit on this lovely dock, swim, canoe, hike, and watch the sunset. And read, play Scrabble, read some more, sit quietly (me), and play the guitar (Josh). We camped for most of the second week, which meant mornings waking up to a foggy lake and dinners cooked over a campfire.
We had two entirely fantastic meals at the Angry Trout Cafe in nearby Grand Marais, each of which included a slice of pie from Lola's Sweet Life Bakery. And we saw a lot of waterfalls.
After almost exactly a year of getting ready for the wedding, having two weeks completely offline was the most perfect vacation I could ever ask for. I loved getting to slow down, be quiet, talking about our wedding memories while we paddled our canoe, and explore a new area—so much so that it's been a little hard to get back into the swing of normal life. But we came home to a garden that was absolutely bursting at the seams, and I had a new job to look forward to going back to yesterday (a food editor position with Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media), so all will be well.
I will share wedding photos soon and share more about the experience, but for now I'll close by sending an enormous amount of thanks to our family and friends for all of their help and support, laughter and hugs, during the wedding. We couldn't have done it without you all!