Last week my husband Dan and I spent 3 days in one of my favorite spots, Door County, Wisconsin
Described as the Cape Cod of the Midwest it never disappoints.
If you look at a map of Wisconsin you will see a thumb just a little above Green Bay, that is Door County.
Surrounded by beautiful Lake Michigan it's a peninsula with all kinds of charming little towns with names like Fish Creek and Egg Harbor.
Door County is known for it's rolling hills, cherry orchards, and charming little lake towns. Washington Island, ferries and of course Lake Michigan.
Cave Point is one of my favorite spots although there are so many I can't even cover them all here. Cave Point stands above sea caves spread across a limestone section of Lake Michigan.
We went to celebrate our 16th Wedding Anniversary.
I can't think of a better place to go.
Door County is also known for it's light houses. There are about a dozen of them scattered around the peninsula. The Cana Island light house is one that allows visitors to climb the 97 stairs to the top for a birds eye view like this one below.
I got up early one morning and although I don't have a fancy camera, I was still able to get a pretty neat picture of the sun rising over Lake Michigan.
The lake effect seems to do wonders for all the beautiful flowers.
Another shot of Cave Point.
There is an endless supply of charming places to stop for a bite to eat.
And the shops could keep you busy for days.
Kayak lessons looked fun.
While we were visiting, the "tall ships" as they are called, were passing through the biggest Door County town of Sturgeon Bay.
The roof-top of one of our favorite restaurants. Al Johnson's is a very popular Swedish restaurant in the town of Sister Bay that serves traditional Swedish food. They're meatballs are the best I've ever tasted. They also keep anywhere from 3 to 5 goats on their grass roof.. weather permitting.
No lawn mowing necessary.
And fish boils are another not to miss tradition.
It really is a fun experience. You gather with other diners while they cook the famous Door County fish boil.
This consists of fresh Lake Michigan white fish, potatoes, onions, and the highlight is when the pot boils over.
Everyone gathers around to watch and then dinner is served.
Dessert is Door County cherry pie served with a scoop of ice creme.
We only had 3 days for our little get away. Door County is only about a 3 hour drive for us, but you feel like your in another part of the country.
If you ever get the chance, don't hesitate to go.
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