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Old 07-11-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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On the way back from the Michigan Upper Peninsula, we stopped for 2 days in Door County, Wisconsin. We had heard about the area for years and it lived up to our expectations.

The peninsula is 51 miles long and is tipped with Washington Island, which is a lot like Martha's Vinyard and is accessible by passenger or car ferrys. The peninsula itself is a mixture of farms, marinas, and botique towns. My "shopaholic" wife had a ball in the hundreds of stores.

We ate at a "fish boil" one night, quite a thing to watch, and at a Swedish restaurant with grass on the roof the next night.

There are several state parks and several county parks on the shores. This photo is a lighthouse in Peninsula State Park. It was built in 1868. we arrived late in the day (note shadows) and it was closed for the day but it was a joy to walk around and photograph.
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Old 07-11-2004, 06:25 PM   #2
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John,

That brings back some memories. If you had been there for lunch you would have seen the goats that they use to keep the grass down. They spend days on the roof. They come off each evening.

If you can you need to try to get back for the fall colors. They are as beautiful as any I have ever sen.
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Old 07-11-2004, 06:28 PM   #3
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Being lighthouse buffs ...

we couldn't pass this one by. It is the Cana Point Lighthouse on the Lake Michigan side of Door County. It marks the entrance to Bailey's Harbor. It is an active lighthouse and ccannot be climbed. The keeper's house, however, is open to all and contains many interesting artifacts.

To get to the lighthouse, you must walk across a rocky causeway. Parking was tight when we were there in June and must be a nightmare in high tourist season.
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Ahhhh

The Door is a wonderful place in the spring when the cherry trees are bloomin'. The aroma is a bit of heaven on earth.

Did you eat cherry pie?

A sip of the cherry wine and the glint of the sunset oer the lake is as sweet as life gets.
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One fourth of july weekend, we were stuck in a trafic jam. On both sides of the road were cherry trees. My kids picked cherries while we waited for the jam to work it self out. I'll never forget our times sailing in Green Bay off Door County.

Thanks for the memories.

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Our second home is in Door County and our new Airstream will 'live' there most of the time as storage there is more practical than in suburban Chicago.

Door County is a delightful place... lots to do... we recommend it to everyone. There's a rally in August in Sturgeon Bay.


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