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Aug 21, 2017 - Door County

We have arrived in Ellison Bay, WI and are parked at Hy-Land Court RV Park. We are about 23 miles from our previous campground. If the Phaeton were amphibious, the trip would have been much shorter. But, instead, we had to drive south to Green Bay and then back north in Door County for a drive of 133 miles. Our initial reaction as we drove into the park was concern as the entry was narrow and the road was dirt as we wound to the office. But, after we registered, we were led to a much more open area and some nice new pull-thru sites that now...

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Oct 18, 2016 - Trolley tour

Sister Bay, WI Today we let someone else do the driving but before joining our tour group, we dropped into the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek for their famous Door County Cherry-stuffed French toast. Wow! Not only was the White Gull Inn a lovely setting, the meal was delicious. It was such a generous portion even Jim could not finish. Fueled up for the day, we headed to Egg Harbor and our trolley. Our driver, John, talked non-stop for the entire day. We covered some territory that was familiar to us and ventured into other areas that were new...

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Up in Door

Oct 17, 2016 - Lost - as usual

Sister Bay, WI We spent today simply exploring back roads – seeing areas of Door County that most tourists never see. We attempted to find several county parks. We were successful for a couple but totally lost on others. Nebraska is pretty much wide open country so we can see for miles. Here we were driving on very curvy narrow roads with barely enough room for two cars to pass and were hemmed in by very tall,densely-packed trees where GPS will not work. We got lost several times, ending up in some places we had not expected (which led to...

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Oct 16, 2016 - Cherry country

Sister Bay, WI We had an absolutely gorgeous day today with incredible blue skies, mild wind, warm temperatures, and trees starting to turn color (apparently about 2 weeks later than normal). To appreciate such a marvelous day, we spent our time exploring on a Segway and drinking wine, not at the same time, of course. There were 8 of us on the Segway tour that was supposed to last 2 hours but ran to 2 ½ instead. The regulator had been taken off so we could go fast and we had a ball zig-zagging around and going up and down steep hills. The...

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Up in Door

Oct 15, 2016 - Shopping!

Sister Bay, WI Door County is on a peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. It’s known for its long shoreline and many parks. It also has lots of shopping. In the 38 miles between Sturgeon Bay and the tip of the peninsula are 7 small towns just on our side of the peninsula with more on the other shore. There are mom-and-pop businesses and eclectic boutiques in each community’s shopping district with handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans as well as products made with locally sourced cheeses, cherries, apples, wines and...

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Up in Door

Oct 14, 2016 - Fall Fest

Sister Bay, WI Today was the 71st annual Fall Fest in Sister Bay. What began as a celebration and reward for the Door County tourist workers after a busy summer season has evolved into one of the largest weekend celebrations on the peninsula. Cars streamed into town and parking was at a premium but we managed to find a spot that was less than a 10 minute walk from the festivities. We used Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant as a landmark since the goats grazing on the grass roof were easy to spot! Festivities include a parade, arts & crafts...

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Oct 13, 2016 - Errands

Sister Bay, WI It was a day of errands – getting the oil changed on the car, handing some financial matters, and securing provisions – so we had only 1 adventure today. Fayette Historic Townsite was the site of an industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron between 1867 and 1891. The town has been reconstructed into a living museum showing what life was like then. In the mid-1800s, iron ore was shipped from the Upper Peninsula mines to the foundries in the lower Great Lakes at an enormous cost. This high cost of shipping was...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Final Thoughts - part 2 (I promise)

To all you road racers out there ~ WE DID THE DOOR COUNTY CENTURY....Well, it took us five days, but did complete 100 miles today. We spent the last two days at the Church Hill Inn relaxing in Sister Bay. We woke up this morning and had a great breakfast at the Inn. It was finally a clear sunny day with light winds to start the morning and about 58 degrees. We decided that we'd do an unloaded ride to Cana Island Lighthouse and back. What a difference unloaded makes. We cruised through it. Anyway, it was a great ride and a nice way to...

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Sep 5, 2014 - Final Thoughts

I am not sure how or why I remember my first bike ride. It was the day I rode without my side stabilizers. My older friend came up with that. He felt training wheels were too...well, sissy. He held on to the back of my seat and as I peddled he let go and I was off! I was bound and determined to make it from 18th St to 16th St along the sidewalks of Green St. I was flying. Out of the corner of my right eye I saw him. My dad. Just coming home from work. He drove along side saying, "Go Bud!" I met him at the driveway and we were both all...

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Sep 4, 2014 - Jacksonport to Sister Bay ~ 20mi

In my post yesterday I mentioned how our plans change daily. Today was no exception. I had planned our tour averaging about 14 miles a day with our longest of 19. As we went along and felt stronger that average went up to 20 miles plus. My original plan was to arrive in Baileys Harbor on Thursday. When the Packer schedule came out I saw they were playing the Seahawks on Thursday. Oh how fun it would be to watch it at Husby's Sports Bar in Sister Bay. We were not planning to get there until Friday. Last night Ann and I were both thinking the...

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Aug 23, 2014 - Al Johnson's

Well, I found out about the restaurant with the goats eating the sod on the roof. :-) We had lunch there and it was fabulous. Jerry had their famous pancakes and sausage and I had the Swedish meatballs. This was our first time tasting lingonberries too, they were delicious! I am pasting information from their website below, I hope you enjoy reading as much as I did. It is a cool story and a cool restaurant. Al Johnson’s is an authentic Swedish family owned restaurant where you can find goats grazing the sod roof. It's quite a sight, and...

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Aug 6, 2010 - Door County Delights

I can smell the smoke from the fire at the campsite next to us. A family of four in two tents are next to us. They are enjoying a nice egg breakfast and no doubt are enjoying the cool weather. It is in the upper 60s this morning. We did a lot of relaxing yesterday along with two nice sightseeing things. One is we went a short ways north on the Lake Michigan side to see Cana Island Lighthouse. It closed at 5 p.m. and we arrived about 5:30 p.m. but that was okay with us; we've been in quite a few lighthouses in our lives. The walk to the...

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