This afternoon we left Green Bay, WI and headed northeast up the peninsula that divides Green Bay (the actual bay) and Lake Michigan. Part way up the peninsula we entered Door County, a place we’ve been told is very popular, very beautiful, and has lots of things to see and do.
One thing we noticed after we crossed into Door County is that there’s plenty of room to breathe between houses. The land is mostly farm country. It was interesting to see some of the first barns I’ve seen with hex signs on them.
Any water we saw on Mark’s side of the RV was Green Bay, and on my side it was Lake Michigan.
We passed through quaint towns with steepled churches and cute shops.
Finally we turned onto County Road ZZ, which actually leads to Rowley Bay. Rowley Bay doesn’t have their own post office but Ellison Bay does, so that’s why we thought we were going to Ellison Bay. As we turned into the campground driveway, a woman who’d been touching up the sign with paint turned and smiled and waved at us. Turns out she’s our boss, Kathy Guckenberg. She jumped into her golf cart and followed us to the office, where she gave me a hug and shook Mark’s hand. (The paint on her hands was dry!)
I followed her into the office and we already had mail there! She gave us a list of the other Workampers and a list of the seasonals so we could try to learn their names before we meet them. There was also a little towel with the campground name on it that she gave us as a welcome gift and she took me upstairs to find two uniform shirts each for Mark and me. Then all three of us squeezed into her golf cart so she could take us on a little tour.
She took us to the back restrooms where her husband, Tim, was finishing up painting the doors green. Kathy and Tim had been school teachers before and during the summers they came to work and live at Wagon Trail Campground. They loved it so much that when they found out the owners were going to sell it, they bought it. Kathy said she still substitutes as a teacher sometimes, but this campground is their job now.
Then Kathy took us back to our campsite where “Employees only” are allowed. She said that she and Tim used to park in this campsite and they loved it. I gather the other Workampers are mostly returnees and most of them haven’t arrived yet. They should be here next week.
We couldn’t believe how much room our campsite has! We have room to put our awning out and still have room for the truck, the Harley, and our two bicycles. There’s even a fire pit with wooden seats next to it!
After getting the RV pretty much set up, we decided to go into town for dinner to celebrate. We didn’t realize that the place we’d chosen was very high class. It was right on the water. I asked the waitress where we were and she said Sister Bay. And were we looking at Green Bay or Lake Michigan? She said it was Green Bay. She sat us at a table next to the window and the sun was just setting over the water.
Dinner was scrumptious and the waitress was very attentive, but I’d have to say the sunset was the highlight of the evening!
Here is a picture of our Wisconsin map. You can see where we spent the last couple weeks south of Green Bay and the tour we took around Lake Winnebago last Saturday. Then you see the line heading east of Green Bay (the city) onto the peninsula. You have to look at the inset in the upper right hand corner to see how we traveled up the peninsula and where we are located now.