delicious pizza and a walk on Artist's Point
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It was lunchtime, so we drove to Grand Marais to have lunch at the famous Sven and Oleâ€™s. I thought it would be Scandinavian food given the name and heritage of the area, but it was a pizza joint. I was a little skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the pizza was. The pizza crust was soft and sweet and possibly the best crust Iâ€™ve had. I wish I could have taken some home with me.
After lunch we stopped in the Ben Franklin store, known locally as â€śmore than a five and dimeâ€ť. And it really was. It had just about everything. There was a wide selection of clothes, Carhardts (work clothes), and shoes.
It was cloudy and cool in town, about 15 degrees cooler than it was at the state park. The harbor was quiet but the streets were filled with people. We went over to the Coast Guard station and lighthouse so I could get a geocache out there. It was located on Artistâ€™s Point, a little point with wooded trails over rocks. It was great! There was a little pebble beach on the town side and some nice wave sculpted rocks on the lake side.
Just before leaving we stopped for dessert. Mom got frozen custard at a stand and I went to World's Best Donuts on the same block, both coming from the lighthouse. The donuts were very thick. Donuts are usually light and fluffy and melt in your mouth. This one was just heavy and filling - but good. I don't know about world's best, though... We went back to our campsite to check out and move to our next park.