Fireman and I just returned from a few days in Door County.
We love Door County.
Our plan was to stay at the "door" of Peninsula State Park and ride and hike for two days.
Fireman had a Gulden Draak. He loved this beer.
We worked up an appetite and there is no better place to eat than Door County.
If you've never been well, its a sliver of land North of Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay.
It's charming little towns are well kept and offer the tourist lots of options.
We ate most of our meals at Julie's Motel and Cafe.
The staff was friendly and genuine.
Our little server for the mornings was a girl from Turkey.
She had so much pride in her country. She says the news depicts it poorly, but she loves her country.
Chicken pot pie, with the best crust ever was my favorite treat.
Door County is all about cherries and orchards, and about water and the Bay and the Lake (Michigan. the same lake I fought with on Saturday just 4 hours north. It is a BIG lake )
Cherry pies, cherry jam, cherry wine. Mmmmmm.
My knitting was limited to socks socks socks for this trip.
The Indulgence socks below knit up quickly and warmed up my cold toes. It was in the 40s last night around dinner time.
The skein above was purchased in Sturgeon Bay this morning on our way home.
Spin, of Door County came highly recommended.
It is almost as rare as a Blood Moon when I get my picture taken on vacation.
The elusive Me, is pictured below.
I came across an elusive Fisher in Door County.
They are a mink like creature that stays hidden for the most part in forests. The little fisher, crossed my path while we were cycling.
The white caps on the Lake were pretty.....from Land.
The winds were straight out of the North.
Beautiful, but powerful water.
On one of our hikes, we passed the campgrounds in Peninsula State Park. While we admired these wooden kayaks, the builder returned and told us all about them.
He built them all, by hand.
He said many people buy a kayak kit to build, but few are sea worthy. He has sold them for as much as five thousand dollars a piece.
They are fiberglass over wood and well protected.
He showed us a rope inside the kayak and Fireman asked,
What's the rope for ?
He said ,
That's the Oh Sh_t rope. For when you capsize.
We looked at him knowingly and said nothing.!
A list of Wildflowers was bound in the Ranger station.
If you read Mrs . Micawbers blog you will learn about wildflowers.
Mrs. Micawber this ones For you!
I love this photo in the woods, taken on the bike trail.
I love how it invites you to its little tunnel through the leaves.
The leaves are Just starting to turn.
We saw a few reds. Mostly yellows.
They say Door County is ten days late this year.
It was still 70 degrees out on Sunday night when Fireman and I watched the ballgame from the back porch ...and we caught the blood moon.
Hope you don't mind the chatty post and picture heavy publishing.
The little bee below is still working hard despite our cooler days now.
So much beauty all around us this time of year in the Midwest.