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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.
... very relieved after 30 minutes when the storm passed out over Lake Michigan and produced one of the best sunsets of our trip.
The next day we started by taking a 4 mile hike along Lake Michigan. We rewarded ourselves after exercising with miniature golf (which we tied in), cheese and wining tasting, and some afternoon beers at some of the local bars in Fish Creek. Our time in Door County concluded with yet another sunset and drinks and food around our campfire.
Door County sits in the center of the upper Midwest's "inland seas." The county offers 300 miles of shoreline. It’s the Cape Cod of Massachusetts, although on a Lake not an ocean. Door County is a world-class vacation destination with its 5 state parks, 11 lighthouses, 19 county parks and a total of 53 Lake Michigan beaches. Although there are 34 named islands within ...
... the farmers markets since cherries were still being harvested. This is also one of the biggest cherry-producing areas. We left Door County going down the eastern side through Jacksonport, Algoma, Kewaunee, Two Rivers, and after Manitowoc got on I 43 through Sheboygan and Milwaukee. From there it was all interstate around Chicago and onto I 65 down through Indianapolis. We were again appalled at all of the ...
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