The Best

Why I waited so long to plan a vacation for Justin and I is beyond me. The long weekend was a success and we are trying to weasel in some more getaways this summer. They may well be in a tent rather than an inn, but I am excited for more adventures none-the-less.

So everyone always asks “How was your trip?” I really can’t imagine they want to hear about it at length, but here goes:

The best parts of the Door County trip:

  • The Blacksmith Inn. This place was so relaxing and beautiful. They had fresh cookies in the common room, hammocks on the balconies, fireplaces and in-room hot tubs. I would go back in a second. The owners were sweet and had breakfast waiting every morning. Each room is different, so take your pick.
  • Fried Cheese Curds. I don’t need to explain why this is awesome.
  • Fried Lake Perch. See also: Blue Gill.
  • Restaurant Saveur. Order the calamari steak. Ridiculous.
  • Wild Tomato. Such a great lunch. Featuring wood-fired pizza and artwork done by the owner’s children.
  • Thrift Store in Egg Harbor…or Fish Creek. We scored golf clubs, a bowling bag/new purse, and Trivial Pursuit from the late 80’s or early 90’s. We are now experts on the U.S.S.R. and the six-year-war.
  • Selfishly hogging Justin to myself. Undivided attention is the best birthday present.
  • Mama Bird. There was this little sandpiper nesting right next to the doc. We checked in on her a lot and had several quality conversations with her, regarding her muffin-like stance on her nest. A rival mama bird in the area did a weird feather dance that we can only imagine is called “splaying.”
  • Nature.
  • Not involving airports in any way. There is something to be said for road-trips making a vacation less stressful.
The Inn's dock.

The Inn's dock.

Sorry for the feet shot, but the hammock was the BEST

Sorry for the feet shot, but the hammock was the BEST

Mama bird settling in on the nest.

Mama bird settling in on the nest.

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My raptor impression is better in person.

My raptor impression is better in person.

Fresh flowers from the garden on the breakfast table

Fresh flowers from the garden on the breakfast table

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Strawberry icecream soda from the Yum Yum Tree in Bailey's Harbor.

Strawberry ice cream soda from the Yum Yum Tree in Bailey's Harbor.

And if you are in to orchards–cherry or apple–you will be highly satisfied.

And if you are into orchards–cherry or apple–you will be highly satisfied.

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