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After a couple of flights - one being on the new 787 Dreamliner, and a 45 minute drive- we arrived at the Beach Harbor resort.
Got a nap in before we all met up to plan the next day, had a bite to eat and off to bed.
I did see MadMen season finale.
We do have wifi, but it's not great. Also, for some reason, my room smells like french onion ...
... s Quarters bookends the old Fort Winnebago. Again a great history stop, highly recommended. The canal connecting the two drainages runs right along side it. It opened with such great hopes in 1876, but superseded by both the Illinois/Michigan canal and railroads it never reached its full potential. Today it lies closed and stagnant.
Then a quick stop at the ...
... here. There are numerous orchards. We stopped at one today and sampled cherry everything. From cherry fudge to cherry salsa. Oh, we did leave with fresh cherry donuts in hand. Don't want to leave out that Wisconsin is the frozen custard capital in the US. We may have to roll ourselves home in 2 months. (But loving every minute of it) Life is ...
... the 'Door' part of it stuck. Wisconsin is quite proud of it's tragic maritime heritage. At each state park there is at least one informational display about a shipwreck off the coast, complete with details of the ship, how it met its end and photos of what wreckage still survives (complete with scuba divers).
It's ironic that such a lovely place has such a calamitous lineage. I don't remember where I ran across mention of Door County when I ...
... I had grown up with this.
The weather was funny. I think because I was driving either north or south, and the weather system was moving west to east, I kept driving in and out of it. All day long, wipers on...no - wipers intermittent...oops, sunglasses on...sunglasses off...hail...rain...brilliant sunshine..sunshine and rain at the same time...and on and on. No worry about falling asleep at the wheel, with all that fussing going on.