Thursday, October 6, 2016

Vacation 2016 ~ Day 3 Door County

After Green Bay we drove north to Door County, which is is on a peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. Door County is known for its long shoreline and many parks as well as cherries, wines, cheese, coffee, and fish boils.  Todd had planned a sunset horse and buggy ride to celebrate our anniversary which was the next day.  The email Todd received with the confirmation the guy who does the buggy rides and he told him it would be canceled if it rained or if the temperatures were over 80 degrees because he wanted to make sure the horses would not be in jeopardy.   At 4 pm I called him to see what he thought because it was 82 degrees at that time.   The guy told us he was sure it would be 80 or under by 8:30 and he would call us if it would be canceled so we continued to venture Ephraim.  I think this was our favorite little city in Door County.

Above: Outside the area where we were to meet the guy for the buggy ride.
Below:  Green Bay and the tree area is Peninsula Park where we camped.

One of the things we really wanted to do was a fish boil while we were there and originally we planned on doing it the second night on our anniversary but while we were there we found out the best fish boil was there in Ephraim.  The restaurant even has staff members go around to the tables and de-bone the fish for you if you wanted them to.  How nice is that?!  The guy who does the fish boil talks to everyone and explains what is going on and the history of the fish boil.

Fish boil includes white fresh fish from the Green Bay waters, potatoes, and onions.

Our dinner was excellent we also had two sides and a fresh cherry pie.  Typically we do not have dessert but we did while we were on vacation.  Cherry Pie is also my favorite.
After dinner we walked around Ephraim a little more.

We then headed to the area to meet the guy for the buggy ride and he never showed up.  I called him and he let it go to voicemail and never responded.  We were very upset about this.  Todd, I think was more upset because he had planned this for me and wanted something romantic.  We went to the beach and watched the sunset.

A lot of people did this and then they clapped once it set.  I have never experienced this before.  We thought we should get back to camp because of all the trees it would be dark.

Peninsula State Park on Green Bay, which is where Todd and I camped the first two nights in Door County.  

Above:  A little cove in Peninsula State Park we pulled over to take another breath taking photo of the sunset and Green Bay.
Below:  Our campsite for day one and day two in Door County.
Before we went inside our tent for the night, I told Todd I thought we should put the storage tote inside the Rav4 because of raccoons.  Todd did not see the need for it since we did not have food inside it.  During the middle of the night, I think he realized I was right because the raccoons were trying to open it and woke him up since it was on his side of the tent.  He kept trying to scare them off with the flash light.

 Below: Our selfie as we left our hotel in Green Bay and drove up to Door County.


  1. Sounds like you had a great time on vacation!! Good for deserved it!! Isn't Door County just beautiful? We went there on our honeymoon 20 years ago. Did you go to Egg Harbor? It's all gorgeous around there no matter where you go. Can't wait to read about the rest of your vacation :) Have a great weekend, Jolene!

  2. This sounds like a great place Jolene and I'm so happy you and the hubs were able to experience this. The sunsets are BEAUTIFUL and when I lived in northern Michigan almost all of the lit'l shops would close up and head down to Lake Michigan to watch the sunset and everyone clapped afterwards. Sunsets are spectacular and you never see the same one twice. It was a rare occurence when I missed a sunset. I lived only 2 blocks from Lake Michigan. We walked. :)


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