Thursday, August 7, 2008

Exploring Door County, Wisconsin

Northeast of Green Bay is a peninsula, which is Door County. There are many small communities here, places like Sturgeon Bay, Egg Harbor, Sister Bay, Fish Creek, Bailey's Harbor and Brussels. In between these little communities are dairy farms, many of them sporting "Land O'Lakes" signs in the front yard. In between the immaculatly manicured farms and yards there are woods. Woods so thick, I think I've stepped into Little Red Riding Hood or Hansel and Gretel's woods. And, surrounding it all, is Lake Michigan and Green Bay. Big water.

We've been putting a lot of miles on the little white Saturn, exploring as much as we could in the short time we allowed for this stop.

Below are some samples of the woods:

It feels like you're driving through a tree-tunnel:

The mist rising from the road after a rain:

Something else Door County has is lighthouses. Did I ever say how much of a lighthouse nut I am? Well, be prepared. We're about to head for Michigan, the state that has the most lighthouses of any state! Door County, though, has the second most lighthouses of any county (I'm not sure which county has the most, but I'll be doing some research on that!).

There are a total of 10 here, and we saw 7 of them:

This was our first view of Lake Michigan:

We've had a couple of challenges here, but we are working through those. The internet connection is pretty weak, and slow. Sometimes I've been able to connect and look at a page or two on the internet, and other times, I can't get anywhere. I did buy a Hawking Wireless Adapter, and that helped quite a bit with the park's wifi. However, I think the park's system is not all that great.
Tomorrow we're on the road again, heading for Iron Mountain, Michigan. More adventures!


Mike McFall said...

We are traveling along with you...Enjoying your trip....Take care, we miss you guys!
Mike McFall & Pat

Mike McFall said...

We are traveling along with you...Enjoying your trip....Take care, we miss you guys!
Mike McFall & Pat

Sandra said...

We're lighthouse nuts too, Ellie. These are great photos of them. Wisconsin looks very beautiful.

Joe and Sherri said...

We are having a ball traveling with you. One thing nice about us going along with you is we don't eat much and sure don't take up much room. Ok we're ready for the next adventure.

Joe and Sherri

Kram-a-lot Inn said...


Jesse also likes lighthouse. One of the bedrooms in our house in Maryland was decorated with lighouses s the theme.(He called it the MAN'S ROOM)

I really love the GREEN is beautiful.

Hugs to you, Jim and the kids.

Phyllis said...

Who would have thought lighthouse would be so varied. ENJOY!


dreamjosie said...

Loved your lighthouse pictures. It looks so warm and sunny I wish we were there. Well, maybe not. But everything looks green and beautiful. Glad you are enjoying our home state.


Mark and Dortha said...

Love the lighthouses. Thanks for taking us on your journey. Hope to see you guys soon.