Sunday, June 14, 2009

Visiting Door County

It's been a great weekend so far-we are visiting Door County, WI-a peninsula about an hour north of Green Bay, WI enjoying touring the lighthouses that dot both sides of this peninsula. Yesterday it was perfect-mid 60's, cool breeze off Lake Michigan and not a cloud in the sky. We got to climb up 102 steps of the Cana Island Light and look out onto a beach that was made up completely of sand and crushed seashells. This is the Lighthouse Walk Tour-only held once a year and several of the lighthouses are only open this weekend. It's been amazing to hear of the families that lived on these isolated points-sometimes not seeing another person for months on end. Makes me feel lucky I can just call up my friends and meet for coffee whenver I want!

We just wandered around all day-stopping at 4 locations and doing a bit of touristing along the way. We're enjoying the company of our friends the Marx and have 2 more stops to make today before heading for home.

I think Jeanne and I need to think of a design with a nautical theme. Between the lighthouses and the sailboats up here, it's given me lots of ideas. Hope your weekend is going well too!

1 comment:

  1. Aren't we one of your "favorite links"? Love all your redwork patterns, and the hat pin cushions are adorable. You two are very creative folks. Quilt Camp in the Pines is July 12-18, at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.