John and I had already made the reservations for a Door County Weekend for our anniversary on June 12, but things changed in the fact that John got a job.
More on that later.
He was due to start tomorrow (Monday) and there would be no vacation for awhile as is the case with new jobs, so we changed our plans, changed our reservations, and took off for Door County this past weekend.
The weather didn't sound all too promising for Saturday with cool temps and rain, but we put the bikes on the car and took off.
As soon as we got up there on Friday around 1:00, we took a bike ride on the Sunset Trail in Peninsula State Park. It was a gorgeous day for a ride and the trail is so nice.
Getting ready to ride. We parked on the street near the entrance and rode in to avoid paying the fee. We have a sticker but we could not find it, so we did it this way.
Took time to sit on the big chair in front of Julie's restaurant. Sometime we will have to eat there.
This sign was posted as we entered the park. We climbed this tower on our trip to Door County on New Year's Eve and now look it is unsafe. John mentioned as we were climbing it in December that it seemed unsafe. Lucky we made it down with our luck!
Just some pretty scenery along the trail.
So many pretty places to stop along the trail.
We checked into our motel. This time we stayed at The Voyager and it was great.
I wanted to do a fish boil this time, so we decided to go to the Viking Grill and have a traditional fish boil there.
It was lots of fun and tasted so yummy.
After our delicious fish boil meal, we went back to Husby's Garage in Sister Bay and enjoyed a few beers in their outside bar.
It was a great first day in the Door.
On Saturday, it was in the low 50's and rainy.
The rain stopped by 10:00 so we decided to head to the Cana Lighthouse.
We had a great tour of the lighthouse and climbed to the top.
It was so windy and cold on the top, that a smaller person could have blown off, I think.
We really wanted to go to Washington Island on Saturday so after our Lighthouse tour, we did take the ferry over to the Island.
It was a rough ride with big waves and wind.
We did have our bikes on the car, but we never took them off, it was too cold and windy to ride.
We did drive around the Island and take in some of our favorite sites.
We enjoyed some lawyer, which is a delicious fish, at this restaurant for lunch on the Island.
We had actually eaten at this restaurant on our last visit to the Island which was about 14 years ago.
We stopped at school house beach which is one of only five beaches in the world with these smooth stones.
It is beautiful but the wind and cold put a damper on it.
We spent about three hours on the Island.
It was fun despite the weather.
When we got back to the mainland, we took some ABC photos in downtown Ephraim, Fish Creek, and Egg Harbor.
After that we headed over to JJ's in Jacksonport.
JJ's is one of our favorite restaurants. I love their fish tacos and their salsa.
The margaritas are yummy, too.
On Sunday, we woke up to temps in the 50's and sun.
We decided to go to our two favorite spots, Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes.
We took a three mile hike which included Mt. Baldy, the highest sand dune on Lake Michigan.
We enjoyed a lunch of leftover salsa and chips.
It was a great way to end our stay in the Door.
On top of Old Baldy
On our way home, we got to end the weekend the best way ever with a stop in Oshkosh to have dinner with the girls.
Now we are back home and trying to get things in order for the upcoming week.
I start my tutoring and John is starting his new job.
Bring it on!