Ed and I flew to Minneapolis today and rented a car for the two hour drive to Duluth to see Amanda. It was a beautiful drive, and despite a distinct wintery chill in the air, there was lots of beautiful color in the trees as we drove north.
Amanda lives in a newly renovated very old schoolhouse. It has a distinct charm to it.
Her apartment is a studio, but felt comfortable enough to live in and even entertain a few friends (like Mom and Dad).
I liked the wide hallways and stairways with wooden railings--the steps just shallow enough for little tiny feet. You could almost smell the chalk from days gone by.
Amanda wants us to experience all that Duluth has to offer and took us down to the Rose Garden. It was beautiful, and has a bike path below it that follows the lake shore (Lake Superior). Ed has been singing all day about the wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald. That sums up everything we know about Lake Superior.
Amanda is the dramaturg for the UMD production of Die Fledermaus. Her teacher, Alice is the director. Before the show tonight they talked a little about the history and important points of the operetta.