Butterfly float at Fall Fest won 1st prize!

OK, so it’s not the Rose Festival Parade or the Macy’s Parade, but we know how to have parades in Door County.  My boss at Door County North (where I work in the Visitor Center) wanted to advertise the things the Ellison Bay Beautification Project has been doing in downtown Ellison Bay, particularly the new butterfly mural on one of the buildings.  So she organized a butterfly float for the Fall Fest Parade in Sister Bay this last weekend and someone caught it on video.  My boss, Mickie, is the leading butterfly… Continue reading

A few new pics

I was talking with my mother on the phone this morning and told her I had gotten some pictures of a storm we had here last week.  She said she would like me to post them on my blog so she could see them.  I also took a few pictures last night when Mark and I had a bonfire in our back yard with some more of the tree limbs and things we’ve been trying to get rid of this summer. Continue reading

Yard work and a meeting

It has been so cold in the house that generally I sit in front of the fireplace in my winter coat and stoke the fire all day.  It was every bit as cold in the house this morning, but there was a warm breeze outside.  I opened all the windows and doors to let the heat in, and then I went outside to work in the yard. Continue reading

From Wausau, WI

After four years of moving around, we have finally learned that we need to make our first day a shorter drive than any of the others.  This is because there is always more to do to get going than we anticipate, and because we stop on our way to load up with paper plates, plastic ware and easy food for the trip.  We have to put everything on our counters (both bathroom and kitchen) into the sinks so it won’t fall on the floor while we are on the road.  Thus, the need for paper plates! Continue reading