This is already good tradition to me : make a trip on a Christmas vocation.
Last year exactly in a same dates I was in a 2 days bike trip with my girls. In same area.
This year : Dan was in Minneapolis, Nadia at Nordic ski trip, Yeva with grandma. And I needed my wild way to go. Two Harbors area is very good for this kind adventure.
Bad thing that I had to pack in Two Harbors stuff for full family and Christmas gifts... So I left lots of stuff what I needs: GPS, BarYak system, down skirt, membrane jacket....
But good part about it - you can learn (or back to the time )when you don't have this stuff .