every since I can remember my family has gone on a week long vacation during the summer…. until we all grew up and moved out, that is. the place we visited the most was Door County. Door County is the tip of the thumb of Wisconsin for those of you who don’t know. It includes Washington Island, Detroit Island, Rock Island, Plum Island, Chambers Island, and a couple of other little islands floatin around near it. Most of them have light houses. Door Co is nestled in between Green Bay and Lake Michigan and is peppered with many, many little bays of it’s own. “Many” as in I’ve been going there once or twice a year for three or four days at a time over the past three years and I still haven’t seen them all.
The nice thing about Door Co is it takes 45 minutes to get anywhere in it. Max. Unless, of course, you’re like my family; easily distracted and stop anywhere where there’s bright colours, shiny things, promises of hidden gardens, or books. Once we even stayed in a yurt! What is a yurt? Besides a fun word? A yurt is a round building, fashioned out of lattice and vinyl impregnated fabric. Check it out at the bottom of this page, here.
“The -Est Girl”
Anyway, there’s five million things to do in Door Co – about half of them involve the most delicious wine you will ever taste, the other half are all about exploring. My mother has been known to refer to me as “The -Est Girl. She goes the furthest, the fastest, the closest, the highest, the quickest, the lowest, the mostest.” I love exploring :O) One time our family was exploring Cave Point County Park – it’s got bluffs, sea caves ((although, since it’s not a sea, are they technically lake caves?)) trails, and now a gazebo!! While we there there was a wedding party taking photos after the ceremony….. absolutely stunning! I don’t really think I had ever thought out my Dream Wedding, as most little girls do, but at that moment I knew when I got married we would come here.
Well…. that there’s the guy, and we’ll be gettin hitched there ((yes! the whole ceremony at CPCP!)) in 11 days, 4 hours, and 14 minutes. PS where I am it’s 2:01 pm on 9/6. I am indeed getting married on a Monday. During the school year. Crazy, I know! Neither of us really do anything traditionally, so why have a traditional wedding?
You know the great thing about Cave Point? It look SO different every time you go. It can look tropical and warm and inviting ((even in November when Lake Michigan is crazy cold. Like, don’t stand near the edge and take pictures if you’re not paying attention to the back splash. It sucks. At 6.50 am. Done that. With no change of clothes.)) or crazy dark and scary, or…. dare I say, normal?
Something people started doing in the last couple of years is building rock towers. Rarely have I witnessed the building of them, often have I watched their downfall, frequently you walk among the ruins. Ryan built this one…. And then heaved a giant rock at it and knocked it down. Boys.
The other place we’ll be hitting up after ((or before?)) our wedding is the Anderson Dock. This place is amazingly cool! We spent two hours there in March and still didn’t finish looking. Or at least I didn’t. Ryan found a spider and got distracted by mermaids.
But more on that later :0) I’ve got to go bake something delicious for a belated birthday present. Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie recipe anyone?