I saw Jamey and Sage off this afternoon, so now there’s time to reflect on their visit…
As I mentioned on Wednesday, Jamey woke up with a sore throat and a bad cold so they laid low all day and came to our place for dinner and a visit. On Thursday, I met them for lunch at the Ice Cream Factory which also happens to serve good food. Then I set out to give them a little tour of Ellison Bay. It turned out to be “littler” than I had expected.
That was all Jamey could do before he needed to rest again. They came back to our place for a bit, but ultimately they went back to the place they were staying and rested up some more. That evening, we met them for dinner at Sister Bay Bowl which also has a restaurant and a bar.
After dinner, Sage wanted to walk down by the waterfront. We stayed on the waterfront until the sun set.
Yesterday (Friday), Jamey really wanted Sage to see the lighthouse at Cana Island. He and I had visited it last year, but Sage had to do some telecommuting and missed it.
At first, I thought it was a sloth because it was crawling up the tree slowly and Jamey and Sage didn’t have a clue, but then I realized it was a porcupine. I guess I should have known they can climb trees because I knew that one liked to steal apples at Wagon Trail Campground, but I had always assumed that it waited till they fell to the ground. It was interesting watching this porcupine grab the trunk with his front claws and pull himself up, then grab higher and pull himself up again.
Last night, Mark and I took Jamey and Sage to the Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock. The really interesting thing is that we saw two couples we knew eating there as well. We really do live in a small community!
This morning, Jamey and Sage packed up to head back down to Madison to catch their flight home. We agreed to meet in Sturgeon Bay for lunch so they’d already be on their way by the time we parted. We went to my favorite restaurant there, Kick Coffee. What makes it my favorite? Well, they serve quiche, which I love, and they are located right next door to the only fabric store in Door County!
Jamey was finally over the worst of his cold today which should make their flight home more comfortable for him, but I sure wish he hadn’t been sick on this visit. Oh well, there’s always next year to show them more of Door County…