The traveling bikers are here in the north country. The last two of the group who sometimes refer to themselves as "Charlie's Angels," arrived in time for a bike ride around Swan Lake. It was a very beautiful September afternoon, an unexpected reward for some forgotten good deed, no doubt, but definitely appreciated. We posed in front of the pretty maple in NCW's back yard.
Earlier in the day we walked a bit of the Mesabi Trail to enjoy the landscape and the changing leaves. We stopped to a have a look at the local baseball park and walk on the unmowed grass in the infield. These trees are standing near the baseball field in Pengilly. They are well along in the process of changing colors and falling to the ground.
Some of the more spectacular maple leaves at the height of their glory.
In the late afternoon we decided to go to Hibbing for food. Some of us are Bob Dylan fans, including members of the Angels, and thought that the Dylan-themed Zimmys would be a good choice for vittles. But tragedy, Zimmys is closed, a victim of tax problems and the economy of the Range. We had to eat pizza at Sammy's instead. Not a bad choice actually. We stopped to visit Bob's old home first. It was being visited by some sort of tour group, but we we able to see the place and snap a few photos.
Charlie's Angels in front of Bob's childhood home in Hibbing.
And then we returned to the shores of Swan Lake for a bonfire and deep conversation.