Door County Wisconsin, 30 Years Later.
Thirty years ago, Lee and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary in Door County, Wisconsin. I would never have dreamed, that thirty years later, we’d be living in an Airstream named Goldie, traveling the country!
After leaving Milwaukee, Lee and I headed to Door County, Wisconsin. We stayed at Peninsula State Park, in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. We stayed at the campground for 4 nights. Our campsite was totally “off the grid”. No cell or wifi !
Our section of the campground was mostly tent campers, because there were no hook-ups. There were lots of families camping and enjoying all that the area had to offer. Biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, campfires……Our first evening was spent walking the trails and waiting for the sunset. If Wisconsin is a mitten, Door County is the thumb. Because we were on the inner part of the thumb, we were able to see the sun setting in the west on Lake Michigan. We have seen many sunrises on Lake Michigan, but never a sunset!
It was so beautiful!
The next day, Tuesday, we rode our bikes into Fish Creek and walked around the town. It is a really pretty town. We enjoyed wandering and exploring and stopping in a lot of the shops.
There is a hat store called Hat Head. All types of hats. They do custom embroidery, so we each got a Long Cut Travels hat!
That one’s mine!
After our tour of Fish Creek, we biked back to Goldie, had a quick lunch, and went kayaking! Our first Great Lake kayaking adventure!
We were out there for an hour and 20 minutes. Whew! I got pretty tuckered out, but what a great day!
The next day, Wednesday, we drove to the end of Door County, Gills Rock, to catch the ferry to Washington Island. While waiting for the ferry, we saw a bald eagle!
Our ferry ride was about 30 minutes to Washington Island. We brought our bikes with us so we could bike around the island.
We rode our bikes from the ferry dock to our destination, School House Beach Park. Several people had told us that we HAD to see School House Beach. Well, it totally lived up to the “hype”. It is the most beautiful and unique beach we had ever seen. It is all rounded white rocks and the clearest water I had ever seen. Incredible!
After the beach, we got back on our bikes and rode back to meet the 3:30 ferry back to Gills Rock. We were on the island for about 3 1/2 hours. Riding, exploring, lunching…( sweating and getting a bit too much sun! ) Super fun and unique day!
The next day, Thursday, was our last day in Door County. We drove around a lot of Door County stopping and walking around several of the truly beautiful towns. Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Ephraim, Sister Bay, and Bailey’s Harbor. They were all so beautiful, with beautiful marinas, parks, shops, restaurants…Super cool!
There is a restaurant with a grass roof with goats grazing on it!! We had never seen anything like THAT before!!
30 years later, we had a great time in Door County!
I’ve told you about “Up North”, but our next adventures will take us “Up Norther” !!