Touring Door County: Jacksonport +

Today I had a couple places I wanted to see, but we actually got more in than I had expected.  I had seen in the local paper that there’s a Mahjongg group at the YMCA in Fish Creek.  I have played the game on the computer so I wanted to see it in real life.

However, on the way there we saw that a Christmas store I’ve been wanting to see was open so we stopped there first.  It’s called Tannenbaum and it’s in Sister Bay.

Tannenbaum

Tannenbaum

Christmas in May!

Christmas in May!

We spent about an hour there and then made it to the Y.  I thought I knew how to play Mahjongg, but the women there informed me that the game on the computer is simply matching.  The real game is much more complicated.  I didn’t get a chance to try it, but the women informed me that there are Mahjongg lessons at the Y on Friday mornings.

The cards in front of these women tell them which pieces they need to win.

The cards in front of these women tell them which pieces they need to collect.

Decisions, decisions!

Decisions, decisions!

From there we went to a quilt shop I’d heard about in Jacksonport.  They collect Amish quilts from several communities in different states and sell them here.  It’s a very small store and they had the quilts piled on a bed.  You had to put white gloves on to turn them.

Jacksonport Quilt Cottage Gifts

Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts

A small piece I photographed especially for my friend, Delores.

A small piece I photographed especially for my friend, Delores.  Everything was hand pieced and hand quilted.

I had thought Jacksonport was much bigger than it was, but this store was one of two businesses we saw.  However, we found a sign that pointed toward a couple parks, so we turned toward Lake Michigan and ended up at Cave Point.  When we got out of the truck, I heard a deep “whoompf!”  We found out what was making that sound when we walked through the trees.

We're looking from the top of a cliff down to a barely submerged rock shelf that the waves are flowing over.

We’re looking from the top of a cliff down to a barely submerged rock shelf that the waves are flowing over.

You can see the caves beyond the next point.

You can see the caves beyond the next point.

Standing on a limestone precipice.

Standing on a limestone precipice.

Here's the source of the deep "whoompf!)  The water pouring down is from a wave that just crashed into this bowl.

Here’s the source of the deep “whoompf!) The water pouring down is from a wave that just crashed into this bowl.

Mark clowning around.  I couldn't really see what I was aiming at so I cut off his head a little.  Ouch!

Mark clowning around. I couldn’t really see what I was aiming at so I cut off his head a little. Ouch!

Powerful waves!

Powerful waves!

Tangled roots

Tangled roots

Surveying the beauty

Surveying the beauty

You could almost forget this is just a lake!

You could almost forget this is just a lake!

Wild strawberries!

Wild strawberries!

Mark goofing off again.

Mark goofing off again.

Baby maple trees?

Baby maple trees?

Another lovely view

Another lovely view

Trilliums

Trilliums

Is it possible to have a yellow violet?

Is it possible to have a yellow violet?

Boy, is it tempting!

Boy, is it tempting!

From Cave Point we headed back into Jacksonport and saw this historic church:

Jacksonport United Methodist Church...Some of the current members bear the same names as the original members from 1890.

Jacksonport United Methodist Church…Some of the current members bear the same names as the original members from 1890.

We were getting hungry so we decided to stop at the other business in Jacksonport, JJ’s Mexican Restaurant.  We could see black clouds on our way there…

A storm's coming!

A storm’s coming!

…and as we got into the restaurant, the storm hit:

A veritable downpour, complete with lightning and thunder!

A veritable downpour, complete with lightning and thunder!

We enjoyed a good meal, and while we were waiting for the storm to slow down, I took some pictures of our surroundings:

"The food here is to die for!"

“The food here is to die for!”

Old Shell gas pump

Old Shell gas pump

Colorful table

Colorful table

Colorful chairs

Colorful chairs

Jalapeno light

Jalapeno light

This reminded me of Mark's Maker.

This reminded me of Mark’s Maker.

The storm finally calmed down a bit and we left:

Singing in the rain!

Singing in the rain!

Dancing raindrops

Dancing raindrops

The rainbow after the storm

The rainbow after the storm

We stopped in Ephraim on the way home to capture the sky:

Soft

Soft

Glorious!

Glorious!

A seagull

A seagull

Over the docks

Over the docks

This one's for my friend, Denise Fuller in Maryland!

This one’s for my friend, Denise Fuller in Maryland!

Kayaks for rent

Kayaks for rent

The Moravian church

The Moravian church

Mark waiting for me to finish taking pictures.  Sorry Mark!

Mark waiting for me to finish taking pictures. Sorry Mark!

I still needed more steps, so when we got back to the campground I had Mark drop me off at the entrance and I walked to our site:

Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots

But what is this?

But what is this?

Pailed flowers

Pailed flowers

Again with the sky

Again with the sky

Once we were home, the storm began again.  There was a clap of thunder that shook our RV.  It felt like it was right over us, but I love storms so I wasn’t afraid.  I just unplugged my laptop and kept writing!

 

1 thought on “Touring Door County: Jacksonport +

  1. I love YOU!

    I love the pictures. I love your journey. You are doing what I wanted to do when I retired. Now that I live in North Beach and belong to a great church, I’ve since changed my mind. BUT who knows what God has in store for me. 🙂

    Tell Mark hello for me!

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