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Jody Vitek

Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.

~ Maria Montessori

Born on August 31, 1870: The Italian educator Maria Montessori initially trained as a doctor, which was nearly unheard of for women at the time. She later studied psychology and developed her theories of
early childhood education, which she put into practice with her Casa dei Bambini schools.
Montessori education continues to be popular around the world.


September 2014

Better late than never on getting my post for the month up. My cover artist, Caroline Andrus, is still working on finalizing my cover for Texas Two Step, so you haven't missed the reveal. I can tell you this much, there are no shirtless men but for the first time I have faces on the cover. I know what I've said in the past about not caring for faces on the cover, but I love the cover. I can't wait to share it with you! I finished my first round of edits and returned them to my fabulous editor, Jane Carver. There should only be one more round of edits before I give the final approval and it goes to formatting.

On September 9, my husband and I celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. We trekked to Duluth and Two Harbors to spend some time together, alone, without our children. It was wonderful! We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the Ledge Rock Grille, a part of the Larsmont Cottages Resort. Although the restaurant is casual, we dressed up in honor of our celebration. My husband did loosen his tie and released the top button of his dress shirt. I decided to try The Ledge Martini, a raspberry martini, but oh, so good! Here's a picture.

It ranks up there with the Key Lime Martini you hear me mention often. I'm going to try and replicate The Ledge Martini at home. For some reason I don't think it will be as delicious though. I would highly recommend Ledge Rock Grille for dinner if you are in, or close to, the area.

Although we live in the state, I have never visited the Split Rock Lighthouse or Gooseberry Falls. We visited both locations and prior to touring the Glensheen Mansion, we stopped for lunch at a little restaurant in Two Harbors called the Vanilla Bean. One word - Yum! Wished I could get that turkey club sandwich somewhere around home.

Our little getaway couldn't have been complete without a place to stay. We decided on Beacon Pointe located north of the downtown Duluth area but still close to everything. With a wide view of Lake Superior from our patio, we couldn't have done better. I'll end this post with a picture from the ending of our little stay in Duluth. This is the sunrise from our patio at Beacon Pointe.

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