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Oct 8, 2017 - Last day in Door County

The weather gods saved the best for last. It was a beautiful day for our last excursions. The first stop was the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Station which is an active station. The canal light is part of the station and, therefore, not directly accessible. The Canal North Pierhead Light, however, can be reached via a long concrete pier with an old iron superstructure which apparently was the way to reach the interior of the light. Our first "tourist" stop was a market where Valerie had previously introduced us to a Wisconsin pastry: a...

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Oct 7, 2017 - Lemonade

The old saying of "when life hands you a lemon, make lemonade" applied to the weather today. It started raining last night and was still drippy off and on all day today. We took a brief tour of Kewaunee (doesn't take long) and decided it would be a good day for another wine tasting and tour. So to make lemonade, we drove to Algoma, all of 10 miles away, to the von Stiehl winery. It's the oldest winery in Wisconsin, celebrating its 50th year. It is housed in a historic old brick and stone building next to the river. If it had been a nice...

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Oct 6, 2017 - . . . and again

The weather here is like being on a roller coaster: one day is bright and sunny and the next is gray and wet. Today we got the good one. We went up the east coast of the penninsula through Sturgeon Bay (actually all roads go through Sturgeon Bay), then Bailey's Harbor and then (because the highway was closed) along the shore road that would lead back to the west side. Good thing we did as we stopped at Cana Island lighthouse for a fun tour. It sits on a tiny island that is connected to the "mainland" by a strip of land that was under about...

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Oct 5, 2017 - More exploring

Unfortunately, today wasn't bright and clear like yesterday, but we headed out anyway. We stopped In Egg Harbor, on the west side of the penninsula to do a little shopping and wandering around. Penninsula State Park is very close by so we drove along the shoreline, although the water is obscured by trees for a good part of the way. We did a quick tour of Eagle Bluff lighthouse which is perched on a bluff 70-something feet above the water. The building has been restored and tours are available, but we decided not to do one since the pass to...

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Oct 4, 2017 - Valerie arrives!

Valerie was due to drive up from home in Illinois, so we mostly hung around the campground doing exciting things like laundry and some grocery shopping, etc. Since it was a really pretty day, we did venture down the the harbor to see the Kewaunee Pierhead lighthouse closeup. It's a bit of a walk out on the pier but you are able to get up close and walk around this one, unlike many others. The rest of the day was spent sitting outside enjoying the nice (but slightly breezy) weather, fixing dinner, and catching up with Valerie.

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Oct 3, 2017 - Exploration

Today was a good day for a preliminary exploration of the area. When we started planning this trip, we didn't realize that next weekend is the time for several fall festivals in Door county. Turns out most of the RV parks farther north of here were booked up for most of the week. However, Valerie found this RV park in Kewaunee, which is almost Door county but maybe better. It's very close but it's quiet and woodsy and very pretty. There is a corn field right behind us. We headed north through Algoma (pop. 3000) and then Sturgeon Bay, the...

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Oct 2, 2017 - From Lake Superior to Lake Michigan

It was a pretty drive, for the most part, down to the west shore of Lake Michigan, through Green Bay, and around to our final objective: Door County, Wisconsin. There should be enough to do here to keep us busy for the planned one week stay. Looking forward now to Valerie's arrival.

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Aug 16, 2016 - Kewaunee, Wisconsin

The small town of Kewaunee is along the lakeshore of Lake Michigan south of Door County. It is a pleasant town and we walked around it a little bit. Located on the Kewaunee River where it flows into Lake Michigan, there are several marinas offering numerous charter fishing boat opportunities. Also docked along a pier belonging to the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) was the tugboat Tug Ludington. We stopped at their office, but all they could tell us was that it is normally docked downtown. It was here at the ACE facility while its home dock...

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2016-Adventures

Jul 26, 2014 - This and That

We stayed local again and went to Sturgeon Bay. On the way we stopped at the Flying Pig which is north of Algoma - it's an artist store with many interesting garden and yard ornaments. We stopped at Weinkes market to see more cherry products, they have a bakery there too. Then in Sturgeon Bay we looked at the busy harbor with industry, stood on the bridge as it went up to let sail boats go through - it was interesting to see how the draw bridge works with a concrete weight. Then we drove to Potawatami Park and took a long drive through the...

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Jul 25, 2014 - Green Bay

Yesterday we drove more locally, went to a cheese processing plant and bought fresh curds made that AM - they are squeaky and good. We also went downtown Kewaunee and walked to the lighthouse at the end of the pier. The bouy in the harbor blasts every few seconds to warn ships in foggy conditions. We talked to two fishermen on the pier - there is a week long salmon tournament in all the these villages. Ray got his hair cut at an old barber shop in town, it's 3rd generation and there are old chairs from the 30's, old sinks, campaign posters...

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Jul 23, 2014 - Door County

This was a long day - we drove all the way up to the tip of Door County and took the ferry to Washington Island. There are two ways to get there - we took the car ferry and then the Cherry trolley tour. The ride over was very rough and cool - it was a smaller ferry the wind was really kicking up waves. The trolley tour took us around some of Washington Island - we saw the "commercial" area, an Art nd Nature Center, the Washington Island Farm museum with many old buildings and farm implements, the Savkirke that is a 3/4 replica of a...

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Jul 22, 2014 - Manitowoc and Two Rivers

We stayed in the campground yesterday and got ourselves established. We are on an end site so we have lots of room. One of the seasonal campers has a pet goat. Today we drove south to Manitowoc to see the Maritime museum - a good one. The entry fee included a tour of the submarine Cobia that was built in 1943 and saw duty in the Pacific theatre. Subs were built in Manitowoc during the war, this one was built in CT but is similar to the ones built in Wisconsin and has been well restored. We first went to the ferry dock to check it out and...

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