Monday, October 15, 2007

Door County, Wisconsin

So we took a little weekend trip up north to Door County this weekend - the "thumb" of Wisconsin - a little peninsula that sticks out into Lake Michigan. It's dotted with charming little towns that are all very festively decorated for fall, and has some of the thickest forests in peak fall season that we've ever seen. It was beautiful.

We also went out to Washington Island, off the very tip. You have to take your car across on a ferry, and it was a pretty deserted place. Apparently we were there just past the peak season and it was a little freaky feeling like you might get stuck there. About 700 people stay there through the winter and the ferry has an ice breaker so they can cross to the mainland twice a day - if the ferry is working. A very secluded, relaxed life on a beautiful island, although we realized it probably would never be the kind of life for us.
There was also the fall Harvest Festival up in Sister Bay - another cute little town, but I have no idea where all the people came from for this celebration!












And they really decorate so well for fall (we have some neighbors who are the blood-and-guts kind of decorators for Halloween - gross). These weren't even the most festively decorated, just some I realized I had a picture of.

And of course, when passing through Green Bay, we had to stop at Lambeau Field - home of the Green Bay Packers.

6 comments:

Shannon said...

How wonderful!

Gavin and Shawna McEwan said...

I dream of being cold enough to wear a jacket or even a long sleeve shirt. And I truly miss the Falls we experienced in NY. On the other hand, I will be running on the beach in tank top and shorts and sweating tomorrow...its a catch 22!! I think its so cute how you guys love to explore and enjoy your surroundings!
Shawna

Corinne said...

LOVELY leaves. Ours STILL haven't turned - it's too dang hot. I love that you have jackets on :)

chyayn said...

I love that picture of you and Cash by the water...so cute!:)

Anonymous said...

So I am totally jealous that you actually have the fall season. I'm trying to pretend that it is fall and start my day wearing long pants...and then I go outside and feel the still high 80's temperature and the thick humidity and surrender by going back inside to put on some shorts...oh, to experience Fall would be nice. That looked like a fun trip!
Melissa

Jenilee said...

What a beautiful place to live. I can't believe how big Cash looks. I still picture him as the little boy he was last May. We can't wait to see you guys in November.