A pho recipe for everyone to enjoy!

I don’t normally write down recipes to share, but during this pandemic where a lot of us are spending a lot of time at home, I’d like to share my pho recipe with everyone so they can make it themselves too!

Devil’s Kettle Falls in the North Shore

On our way back home, we made a few stops along the Minnesota North Shore. Devil’s Kettle Falls is located in the Judge C. R. Magney State Park and about an hour round-trip hike to the falls area from the parking lot. My car’s battery also crapped out on us during this stop too.

A wintery canyon in Canada, the Ouimet Canyon!

After driving through Sleeping Giant and realizing that nothing was open there for activities, we decided to make a trip out to Ouimet Canyon hoping that it wouldn’t let us down either. Fortunately for us, the park area and lookout pods were open!

Niagara of the North, Kakabeka Falls

A waterfall on the Kaministiquia River that’s just west of Thunder Bay with views from both sides of the gorge. Kakabeka Falls was still a beautiful sight to behold even during Autumn with ice and snow forming on the banks of the rivers.

Over the border to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada!

Lesson learned: don’t go to Thunder Bay during the off-season, it will be fairly quiet in terms of liveliness and activities. Nevertheless, still enjoyed finding things to do and making sure our time was well spent for a weekend trip to Canada!

Jack-o-lantern Spectacular 2019 at the Minnesota Zoo!

They weren’t kidding about it being spectacular. I didn’t count to see if there were over 5,000 jack-o-lanterns, but there enough of different sizes and designs to keep people of all ages entertained. This was the 2nd year they had this Jack-o-lantern Spectacular at the Minnesota Zoo and for my first time there, I was very impressed!