A Trip North
September 01, 2011
As summer draws to a close, I look back on my favorite vacation memories in Door County Wisconsin. For the past twenty-three years, I have visited friends who have a bed and breakfast in Ephraim.
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Before my first trip north, I read La Vyrle Spencer’s Bitter Sweet. That book set the scene for the peninsula above Green Bay. Surrounded by water on two sides, Lake Michigan on the east and Green Bay on the west, it is a lovely place to visit in the summer. (Note: their flowers aren’t cooked like ours in August.)
I have a love for lighthouses, and Lighthouses of Wisconsin gives information about two that I have visited, Cana Island and Eagle Bluff. The settings are beautiful. It is hard to imagine how a family lived such an austere life in those close quarters.
There’s a lot to do which includes: seeing goats on the roof of Al Johnson’s Restaurant in Sister Bay; attending a fish boil at an area restaurant; taking the ferry across to Washington Island; watching a sunset at Anderson Dock in Ephraim; and visiting the local artists’ in the area.
And, of course, eat your fill of Door County Cherry Pie.