2012 - Trip to Midwest travel blog

Lombardi Ave. in Green Bay

Lambeau Field? in Green Bay

Sun setting over Green Bay

Which road should I take? Peninsula State Park

Green Bay from Peninsula State Park

Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park

Lake Michigan from beautiful Bailey's Harbor

Unique Fire Station in one of the towns

Our site at Egg Harbor Campground & RV Park

Wood Orchard Market

We are in beautiful Door County in Wisconsin. It wasn't our best ride of the trip. We hit a detour and then got to the highway we wanted to take north and the ramp was closed due to construction, then several round abouts in OshKosh (yes, there really is an Oshkosh) and finally after stopping to ask for directions we got on I-41 North only to find 12 miles of construction - all the way to Appleton. About every 200 feet we would thump over a drain in the road - and we wonder why things jar loose. But we made it and Door County is beautiful.

Door County is a peninsula that juts out from Green Bay surrounded on three sides with water - on the west is Green Bay and on the right Lake Michigan. There is a man made channel at Sturgeon Bay, similar to the Cape Cod Canal. It is called the Cape Cod of the Midwest. It's probably more like what Cape Cod was back in the late 60's or early 70's before it became so developed. They are making a distinct effort not to let that happen here. It is very picturesque, busy with tourists in the towns but then stretches of woods or farms in between. The pace is slow and easy and it is so peaceful and relaxing. The only chain store I've seen here is a Piggly Wiggly Market. All other stores are small local ones. The hardware stores are more like general stores. There are a lot of specialty shops. Our next door neighbor in the campground owns a shop in Fish Creek (next town) called The Funky Zebra. It's a woman's boutique.

Coming through Green Bay on the highway we saw a sign for Lombardi Ave. and as we were going by I saw a building I think was Lambeau Field. I snapped a picture - Nikki or Jim you can tell me if I'm right.

We spent our first day here just riding around. We rode over to Bailey's Harbor on the Lake Michigan side. It's a lovely picturesque town. We had a nice chat with the woman in the visitor center. From there we drove through Peninsula State Park and then stopped at the Ice Cream Factory for lunch. We were so full, we didn't even have enough room for ice cream.

There is farmland, some dairy farms, some apples but the main product is cherries. There are cherry orchards everywhere. When we were in Branson, one of the campers told Brad if we went by Wood Orchards or Wood Farm to stop. He said he'd had the best cherry pie he'd ever eaten there. It turns out the Wood Orchard Farm Market is right next door to the campground we are staying in. We bought a 1/2 pie, a cherry strudel and a bag of Dark chocolate covered dried cherries.....think raisinettes only with cherries. Brad said to put ice cream on the cherry pie would spoil the flavor it was so good. I can attest to everything else being wonderful.

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