The Ephraim Inn
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... of Door County. We went from one quaint seaside town to another. From Sturgeon Bay to Carlsville, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Ephraim, Sister Bay, Ellison Bay, and at the tip of the peninsula- Gill's Point. Robin and Steve were our personal tour guides. Stopped in Sister Bay for an outside waterfront lunch. Simply an amazing view. Cherry season is ...
Sounds suitably creepy for the season, doesn't it? I finally learned how Door County got it's name. Door County is a peninsula that juts up into Lake Michigan and creates, on its west side, Green Bay (of Packers fame). Off the tip of Door county is an island, Washington Island. Apparently the waters between the peninsula and the island are particularly treacherous and home to many a shipwreck. This earned it the moniker 'port des mortes', or Death's Door, ...
... 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.
... with a heady blend of culture (art galleries, painters and fine dining) and down-home experiences such as fish boils and orchard-fresh cherry pie. Visitors can hike to lighthouses (10 dot the peninsula) kayak among white-tipped waves, sip wine at jazz concerts or shop small galleries and shops! ...
... and the Lloyd Loom was born — a process still in use today. Today, Menominee relies on manufacturing (paper products, wicker lawn furniture, auto supplies, tourism, etc.) for its economic well-being.
This will be our last stop in Michigan!! ...