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Sep 3, 2014 - More Lighthouses

On our drive to Green Bay we decided to stop in Sturgeon Bay and see two of their lighthouses. Sturgeon Bay is a historic year-round waterfront community that dates back to 1835. The city is located on Green Bay which flows directly into Lake Michigan through a large shipping canal. The community has beautiful parks, outdoor concerts, diverse water activities, 3 distinct shopping districts, museums, galleries, dining and extensive lodging choices. Sturgeon Bay is open year-round for pleasure and escape to Door County. It is the only real...

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Sep 2, 2014 - Egg Harbor to Sturgeon Bay ~ 20mi

Today's day started off fabulous. Sunny and around 65. Around 9:00 we went to a resturaunt next door to The Landing and ate at The Bistro. We had a great breakfast and left fueled for our ride to Sturgeon Bay. The ride from Egg Harbor to Sturgeon bay is great on a bike. We followed County G which then turns into County B and is a fairly flat ride with some nice rolling hills. Staying on County B takes us right past the shipyard and into downtown Sturgeon Bay. On the ride down we were caught by surpise by three rain showers. The first...

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Aug 14, 2014 - The Thumb of Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Any place would be better to be in than Minneapolis and Sturgeon Bay in Door County is certainly one of those places. Door County is very much like Cape Cod in that you can spend the day riding to all the little seaside towns and stopping to take pictures. As you know Wisconsin is known for cheese. Well, do you know what a cheese curd is? I had heard of them before but never knew what they were. So for those of you who don't know....cheese curds are little bite sizes pieces of "squeeky" cheddar cheese before it is...

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Jun 17, 2014 - Sturgeon Bay, WI - The Door County Peninsula

(Ron Writing) This morning we left the city of Green Bay and headed northeast to tour “cape cod”. The Door County Peninsula of Wisconsin is kind of a hidden gem. It extends roughly 80 to 100 miles out into Lake Michigan to separate Green Bay along its west shore from the open water of Lake Michigan on its east shore. It has over 300 miles of shoreline with many small towns that have somewhat the feel of the small ocean front towns of the northeastern US. The peninsula also has a lot of agriculture with many cherry and apple orchards and...

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Sep 24, 2013 - headed north

Today in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The drive from N. Illinois was uneventful, though somewhat nerve-wracking as the GPS, set for shortest route, took us through downtown Green Bay were the streets were being repaired (sorely needed!) and quite narrow. Much was one lane in each direction, just wide enough for us to pass, but then they put those pesky “don’t pass” and “watch out for workers” signs sticking into the lanes! Almost got a sign, but missed the workers! Our route took us past the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area, but we hadn’t gotten an early...

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Jul 10, 2013 - Door County Tour

We joined the Adventure Caravans Tour 3 days late due to RV mechanical troubles. Our first adventure was a Door County tour. It included a Cherry Orchard with a 78 year young Swede owner who seemed disappointed that he only had an hour for his comedic pitch. Who knew a Cherry tree farm could be such a hoot! (Photos 7-20) A fully automated privately owned Dairy Farm which milked 500+ cows. It's at the upper end of size for a family dairy. Tours were clearly part of his business model as it had a 40 seat room with big screen TV for...

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Sep 26, 2011 - Last Drive in Door County

Although it was still raining lightly and was overcast, we drove into Door County for the last time (this visit!) We arrived at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek at 11:45 a.m., just in time for me to enjoy their Door County Cherry Stuffed French Toast (with bacon) which was winner of Good Morning America's "Best Breakfast" Challenge (and, yes, it was really good!) Dan picked up his especially embroidered hat (reflects his great-great- grandfather's enlistment in the Missouri Tenth Cavalry in the Civil War) from the Fat Head shop in Fish...

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Wandering Woodruffs

Sep 11, 2011 - Hiking Newport SP and Kayaking Green Bay

We watched a lot of the coverage of the 9-11 remembrances. In particular, the poem Gov. Christie read was relevant for our current situation of “looking forward”. So, we spent the day hiking and kayaking, looking to the future… We drove to Newport Beach State Park with Dixie and took a hike along the Lynd trail. It wound around Europe Bay on the Lake Michigan side of the peninsula and Europe Bay itself was a calm, very shallow bay. The campsites here are walk-in’s only and located amid dense cedar/balsam forests. The walk was about 3 miles...

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Sep 10, 2011 - Sturgeon Bay

Last night we heard karaoke until midnight and the longer it went on, the drunker the crowd and the less anyone cared about how they sounded although to be fair, there were some really good singers. We did not join the festivities because no matter how drunk we got, there was no way we were going to sing! On Saturday, we drove down to Sturgeon Bay having decided that perhaps we would move down toward the south end of the Door Peninsula on Sunday. We found several campgrounds but none as nice as the one we are in so, no move for us. We did...

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Aug 26, 2011 - Ahnapee Trail Rules!!!

As many of you already know, the day before our departure is pretty much devoted to getting ready to roll and definitely not for sightseeing. So, we thought we could take advantage of the day before the day to roll and go on one more bike ride on the Ahnapee Trail. Having researched the various routes on-line, we opted this time to drive up to Algoma (where we took the pics of that gorgeous red lighthouse in a previous post), park the Jeep and take off from there heading northward to Sturgeon Bay. Even the day cooperated with our plans. It...

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Aug 3, 2011 - Egg Harbor, WI

Wed, 03 Aug: This morning we got ready for the road. Today's "trek" was an astonishing twenty miles from Baileys Harbor to another campground just north of Sturgeon Bay (actually, it is closer to Egg Harbor). Nevertheless, the preparations are the same regardless of the journey's length. We made the trip via WI 57 to WI 42 and then north to the campground. We moved because this campground (Harbour Village) honors Passport America's 50% discount rate for every night. In addition, its more southern location will allow us to visit some of the...

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2011 Travels

Oct 15, 2010 - A culinary adventure!

Today, tomorrow and Sunday are Fall Fest Days in Sister Bay. During Fall Fest almost every room from Sturgeon Bay north is booked and every property has a 3 night minimum. There are long waits to dine, bars are filled to overflowing and there is bumper to bumper traffic on Highway 42. These people are serious about their festivals. Naturally we had to check things out. Parking is catch as catch can. Since we had gotten there early, we were pretty lucky and had to walk only 4 or 5 blocks to get to the festivities. We were impressed with the...

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