Outdoor Wednesday/ Beautiful Door County, Wisc.

Dan and I recently took a little jaunt to the other side of Wisconsin. Door County is a well known tourist destination and with good reason. Although we have visited numerous times each visit is still a new experience. With the beauty of Lake Michigan and quaint little towns with names like Fish Creek and Egg harbor there are days and days of things to explore. Door County is know for it's beauty, cherry trees, lighthouses, fish boils and of course the Lake. The numerous charming shops in each little town add to the fun! See map below for a view of the county.

Numerous lighthouses dot the shores. There are many state parks to explore with miles of beaches and lighthouses.

After a brief storm, a rainbow appeared and Dan was able to get the shot!

The sun sparkles off of Lake Michigan!

A well known restaurant draws crowds with their grass roof and live-in lawn mowers.

Another view! The day was beautiful and they seemed quite content .

A fish boil is one of my favorite Door County traditions. They use fresh White Fish from where else,.... Lake Michigan. The pot is filled with fish, potatoes, and onions.

One of the cooks explains the history of the Door County Fish Boil.

One more step before dinner is served.

One more stir and dinner is served!

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  1. Oh Cindy you always post the best pictures of places you've visited! The first two pictures touched my heart because both symbolize our gracious God! The lighthouse is often used to symbolize our Savior Jesus Christ, who is the light in the storm! The rainbow is a promise from God! The little guys on the grass roof are a hoot! How fun is that! The food sounds delicious too! You always find such wonderful things to post about. I love visiting you! Have a great evening. Hugs, Loretta

  2. Great photos - thanks for sharing your trip.

  3. Cindy,

    Beautiful pics of my favorite lake! ;-)

    I have never been to Door County, but my husband has. It must take DAYS to see everything!! I'd love to go to a real fish boil. I am always talking about having one of my own on the beach, but don't have the right pot. The fire after the feast was cooked was spectacular!!

    So glad you are both having a wonderful time!!


  4. How fun!!! Love the lighthouses! The rainbow is such a treat. I took one we had here the other day. One of God's little gifts . . .
    HAGE! Hugs.

  5. Hi Cindy! I have never seen grass on roofs except in Norway. In fact, I just posted it on last Saturday's Sightseeing Sat. The fish boil looks so good and so interesting. The scenery there is so serene. Thanks for stopping by my blog and you can visit and stay with us ANYTIME!...Christine

  6. Hi Cindy! I have just been enjoying your beautiful photos and then I saw the fire! Help! Fire! That is pretty funny! I hope no one was hurt. Did the food survive?
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  7. Holy Cow Cindy, those fish boil pix were cool. I always wanted to visit Door County. I've only heard great things about it. Your pix only make me wish I were there now. Now that I am "semi-retired" I should have plenty of time to vacation next summer. ~ Robyn

  8. I knew just what you meant by 'live in mowers'...right away. LOL

    Fantastic adventure you shared.

    Come on over and stick your toes in the warm Gulf waters with me...I shared some 'ocean' photos today.

  9. THose photo's are stunning.
    Have a nice day.

  10. I love the glistening water.

    That was an exciting dinner!

  11. Hi Cindy,
    Your photos are wonderful. I especially like the one of the sparkles on the lake! Love the lighthouse and the rainbow too. Thanks for sharing and Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  12. Hi Cindy-
    Your photos are wonderful! The one of the sun on Lake Michigan is my favorite...it is so beautiful. Add a palm tree and it could be a picture of the Gulf. The goats are adorable, too. The lighthouse is a design I have not seen before. Are the others on the lake built in the same design? Thanks so much for sharing your trip.

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  13. I have enjoyed visiting your blog. I love the pictures for Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Cindy, That looks like a place to visit! I LOVE the restaurant-would love to go there, the charm! And the food-holy cow! What a presentation! Bet it was good. Thanks for sharing, Happy OW! Thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville~ HOpe to see you tomorrow!

  15. Hi Cindy,
    What a fun place to visit. I would love to see all of those lighthouses up close and personal. I have never heard of a fish boil but it looks like grand fun and I would love to visit this part of the country. Thanks for sharing your day and your amazing pictures. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

  16. Cindy, your photos are fantastic ~ I love seeing different parts of the country. Thank you for sharing!

  17. Cindy, I am so glad you have the larger pictures now, because your photographs are fabulous! What an incredible lighthouse and that rainbow and the sun sparkling on the water! Wow! That fire for the fish boil is huge! This looks like a wonderful trip. laurie

  18. Hi Cindy
    I've never been to that part of the country. Thanks for showing us photos. It looks very pretty. I am a quilter and I have heard there are lots of quilt shops there.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  19. Cindy, what wonderful photos. The goats on the roof really made me smile. We hire a flock to tend our hillside when it gets unruly. I hope you are having a great day.

  20. Hi Cindy !
    Love the lake pictures - wow it is big !Love the lighthouse pictures - we don't have any in Colorado,LOL ! Thanks for the trip !

  21. Door County is beautiful -- we've been there -- seen that roof and those goats (maybe not those, but some goats on that roof!) and although we didn't have a Wisconsin fish boill there -- we did have one here -- complete with kerosene and fire!

  22. One of these days we will have to vacation to the North...we have a habit of heading South. So much beauty!

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  23. Hi Cindy,
    Wow! Your photos are spectacular, and your captions are educational, entertaining, and amusing!

    Thanks for taking us along! Loved the "lawn mowers" on the roof!


  24. Wow Cindy! What great pictures! I love lighthouses, too. Amd you know I loved the goats on the roof!! lol I had never heard of a fish boil. You and your dh take some great trips! I scrolled down for a peek at little Cloie...such a cutie! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

  25. Beautiful pictures!!! I had to do some tough country lovin' with both the young'ens. My empty nest just kept boomeranging on me. Then it doesn't stay empty long with eight grandchildren. Just call me active in the Ozarks. Have a wonderful day!!!

  26. Hello Dearheart...

    Girl...I'm so sorry that it's been a few days since I've gotten over for a visit! I've missed you!!! I just read the sweet note that you left for me on my "Celebration Giveaway"...Girl, you just cracked me up!!! Hehe!!! You know that I just adore you, don't you? You always make me smile...dear friend!!! Of course, I wish you the very best for the book giveaway...I know that you would certainly enjoy these books!!! Thank you so much for the sweet, sweet birthday and blog well wishes! I had a fabulous birthday! By the way...I know it's a bit early but Happy Birthday to you too, Sweetie!!! Girlfriend, I just wished we lived closer...we could really paint the town red with celebrating our birthdays! Hehe! Do you have any special plans? I really enjoyed my day...had calls and birthday wishes from my girls and grandkids...so sweet! Russell gave me red roses...and took me out for dinner! He also got me one of those stacking cake plates on pedistals. Have you ever seen them? They're just 3 pedistal cake plates that you can stack on top of one another. I've been wanting one for the longest time...thought I could use it for a table centerpiece. Anyway...it was great!!!

    Well Darlin'...it looks like ya'll had a fabulous time on your trip to Door County!!! Ohhhh...I would just love to go there...your description of the quaint little towns, specialty shops...and Ohhh...the views are just spectacular!!! Girl, the photos that you posted are simply gorgeous!!! I love the lighthouse in the mist!!! Ohhh...and the rainbow photo was absolutely divine...such gorgeous views!!! Okay...okay...I do believe that is the very first time I've seen a restaurant with a grass roof with goats grazing upon it!!! I had to look twice!!! Hehe! That's just amazing...and so much fun!!! Bet they get lots of business from people just coming out to see that! Mmmmm...yummy!!! The fish boil sounds scrumptious...I love fish and there traditional way of cooking it sounds so good! What a wonderful trip...I'm so happy that ya'll had such a great time!!! I loved seeing your photos...they really should be in a travel magazine for Door County...they're exquisite, Cindy!!!

    Well my friend...I also went through the post of Cloie's baptism! That was so sweet!!! I especially liked that the minister did the baptism down at the lake...so special!!! Lake Pepin is certainly beautiful but not half as beautiful as your little Cloie!!! She is absolutely precious!!! Thanks for sharing this special day with us!!!

    Well Darlin'...I've written a book but wanted to catch up with you! Have a fabulous Friday, my friend!!!

    Love ya,

  27. Okay what did I miss??? Why did only one other person comment on that huge fire that engulfed the pot cooking the fish boil? Is that something they do on purpose? and is it safe....doesn't look safe to me.....what's the story.....it seems everyone else knew this is how a fish boil works....

  28. Looks like a very interesting place to visit!!! Hugs

  29. HI Cindy, thanks for coming by. You are right, the Nutt Family were one of Natchez' richest before the civil war. But they lost all their money during the war because they could not ship out their cotton and just like everyone else at that time, they were looted. Mr. Nutt died partly because of depression for not being able to finish the house as he promised his wife. His wife brought up all the children by selling onions and something else I could not remember. It's truly a sad story b/c the house would have been so pretty. It had skylights that would have brought light all the way to the basement....Christine

  30. Hi Cindy, I remember going to Lake Michigan when I lived in Chicago as a child...but nothing like this! The rainbow is incredible...amazing that you caught that on camera! And that fish fry was something else! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Blessings to you. Mary

  31. Cindy, loved this post. What a beautiful trip you had. Loved the little guys on the roof.. too funny. Loved the picture of the rainbow. I tried to get one the other day and by the time I got home and got the camera it was gone..hopefully there will be another time..Hope you're having a super Sunday..hugs ~lynne~

  32. These pics are precious Cindy! That fire is something else! Wow... I adore the grass covered roof., and the goats are so sweet. :) Have missed visiting you this summer more often! ~CC Catherine

  33. Hi Cindy. I just found this post after poking around here a little bit after the Let There Be White event. I live in Wisconsin too - in the Milwaukee area :) We've only been to Door County once years ago because my family used to have a lake home near Minoqua so we'd always go there.

    We'll be having a lobster boil (done just like the fish boil) hosted by friends in our gourmet group over the Labor Day weekend. It's always a big hit with the group.



I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy