"Bay-cation"- Part 1

Last week we were blessed tremendously with a "bay-cation" (how Julianne says "vacation") up to Door County, Wisconsin. Door County is a peninsula that is sandwiched between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. To split up the 10 hour drive on the way there we stopped in Chicago, IL and stayed with our good friend, Jocelyn. During our short stay, we went to Cosley Zoo and experienced Chicago-style hot dogs from a man who was selling them from a hot dog cart(this has been a dream of mine for quite a while). While we were in Door County, we stayed in a beautiful house that had more than enough space for our family, my mom, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, and grandma. It had a huge yard that was great for our evening campfires and for soaking up the gorgeous weather (60's and 70's during the day and cooler at night). We all arrived on Saturday and on Sunday we went to a yummy barbecue place that had a great view of Egg Harbor. That afternoon we went to the beach with the intention of checking it out since it was still a little cool for swimming. Julianne started off dry but was soon soaked from the waist down from wading. Soon she was covered in sand too, so she wore her birthday suit in the car on the way back to the house.

On Monday morning we went to Al Johnson's for breakfast. Al Johnson's is a Swedish restaurant in Sister Bay that has goats on its' roof. After a tasty meal of swedish pancakes and swedish meatballs, we walked around Sister Bay and did some light shopping.

On Tuesday, several of us went on a hike on Eagle Trail in Peninsula State Park and climbed Eagle Tower for a fantastic view of the bay. After our hike we went to a frozen custard place and let Julianne play on the playground. Lorelei had her first taste of this frozen treat and would probably prefer to eat that compared to the cereal we've been feeding her. We made s'mores on a campfire that evening and Julianne experienced her first s'more. The girl loves her sweets, so needless to say she loved it. She actually refused to move away from the table that was holding the s'more fixins. She just stood there looking longingly at anyone who came by.

"Bay-cation" - Part 2 : Still to come