After opening up our rental house and unloading the van we took a ride into Fish Creek, even though it looked like rain.
Here was our first stop:
The kids liked it, too.
At first I loved seeing these cairns everywhere. After a few days I had to resist the urge to push them over. :)
Door County Cremery. Their Lemon Cookie flavor was AMAZING. Patrick and I also had really good coffee from Drink Coffee, right up the street. We sat by the water and enjoyed the sunny afternoon.
By the time we got home, Ruby was feeling lousy. She definitely had a fever and was in no shape for our fish boil that night. Patrick volunteered to stay home with her and I took the boys to Pelletier's in Fish Creek. The boil over was fun to watch and the food was delicious. I brought Patrick's meal home for him and he liked it, too.
A Discovery of Witches. (really loved that book!) It was kind of perfect but I wasn't the one with the fever. :( Poor Rubes.
Thankfully, Ruby was better the next morning. We headed off to Newport State Park and drove along the famous curvy highway:
Before we left I researched Door County and looked specifically for places that might not be as busy. At the Headlands park we only saw 3 other families the whole time we were there and at Newport, only one other one in this same area. I bet on a hot and sunny day there would be more people at Newport...it would be an amazing place to swim. For Lake Michigan, the water was warmer than I expected.
Rocketbal at goodwill before we left. It became the most treasured/fought over toy ever. :) Everyone had fun with it and I only launched it into my face a couple of times. Here is James, throwing it to Patrick:
(Casey's BBQ in egg harbor...GROSS) but went home to have delicous apple pie and ice cream in front of the fire while we watched a shark show. Ruby says that was her favorite night of the trip. xoxo
On our last full day we went to Cave Point County Park. My friend Teresa had told me about it and how gorgeous it was...she was not kidding. We loved it here!
Wild Tomato and it was FANTASTIC. Totally loved it. We drove back to Sister Bay for more lake time/coffee/gelato and then home for our last fire. sniff.
This trip made me so thankful for where I grew up. Minnesota and Wisconsin are both so beautiful. I am grateful for my parents for spending time with us outside...I hope our kids grow up and love it as much as we do.