Final weekend in Door County

I was sick for a week with the “company cold” (the staff has been passing it around), and this week Mark got it.  We’ve been working on trying to get packed up to leave and campers keep coming and won’t be leaving till the day before we do, so things have been busy.  Still, I’ve taken some time the last couple days to do some fun things while Mark had to stay home nursing his cold.

Yesterday I went to the post office in Ellison Bay to mail a belated birthday card to Aunt Marg (Happy 85th, Aunt Marg!) and on my way back I stopped to take some fall pictures.  I have been a little disappointed that the colors haven’t been brighter, but a couple women in the bathroom this morning told me this isn’t typical.  Usually the leaves have already fallen by the second week in October and they are usually brighter.  They said they think it’s been too dry this year for good fall color.  Still, here’s what I got:

I have been intrigued by a couple places around here where there is a table and chairs sitting out in the middle of nowhere, usually with some sort of arrangement on the table!

I have been intrigued by a couple places around here where there is a table and chairs sitting out in the middle of nowhere, usually with some sort of arrangement on the table!

I was using the little camera so the picture isn't quite as good as it would have been on our good camera, but it's not bad.

I was using the little camera so the picture isn’t quite as good as it would have been on our good camera, but at least it shows the color.

I left the truck parked on the side of the road and walked back to where I'd seen these beautiful white trunks in contrast to the other colors.

I left the truck parked on the side of the road and walked back to where I’d seen these beautiful white trunks in contrast to the other colors.

Through a stand of trees to the field and woods beyond.

Through a stand of trees to the field and woods beyond.

The woods beyond.

This is on the Mink River Rd between Ellison Bay and County Road ZZ.

Coming into the entrance of our campground, decorated for the fall.

Coming into the entrance of our campground, decorated for the fall.

One of our campsites has a glorious tree.

One of our campsites has a glorious tree.

The patio in front of our office.

The patio in front of our office.

Then tonight the three of us quilters on staff went out to dinner.  We were all supposed to bring our spouses, but of course Mark was sick and Rosanne’s husband had to work, so only Katherine’s husband came.  He took this picture of the three of us:

From left to right: Rosanne Curran, Katherine Plahmer, and me.  We had dinner at Jo Jo's Pizza where the owners make and hang their own quilts.

From left to right: Rosanne Curran, Katherine Plahmer, and me. We had dinner at Jo Jo’s Pizza where the owners make and hang their own quilts.

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