We have been so excited all day as we’ve headed “home”. In fact, when we crossed into Door County we broke out into a gusty rendition of Mozart’s “Hallelujah Chorus”!
Our first glimpse of Green Bay this year
From the Michigan side, we were able to see the thin blue line of Door County across Green Bay.
Woohoo! Wisconsin welcomes us!
First order of business was to stop at the Green Bay VA and get Mark registered as a patient again. We were told in Florida that there’s a “Traveling Vet” program where he can be permanently registered in one place but can get into other VA hospitals and clinics while traveling. He’s making the Green Bay VA his permanent base.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah, hallelujah, hall-e-lu-jah!
Barn quilt spotting!
Crossing the bridge in Sturgeon Bay
Downtown Sturgeon Bay
Remember when Mark rode his Harley all the way from Florida to Texas in one day and brought back four cubes of my favorite cheese which we couldn’t find in Florida? I had run out of the last cube of Ski Queen jgetoste a couple months ago. Ever since, I’ve been eagerly awaiting getting to Door County where there are several stores that sell it. We made a stop at Tadych’s Econo Foods in Sturgeon Bay before continuing on up the peninsula and got two cubes of jgetoste. Yum!
Egg Harbor. Yay!
Looking down toward the town of Fish Creek on Green Bay.
We stopped at Nelson’s True Value Hardware in Fish Creek to fill our propane tank.
It started raining as we left Nelson’s, but I could still see the two churches on the hill in Ephraim from the Peninsula State Park.
As we were driving through Door County, we kept saying, “Oh, do you remember when we did such and such?” or “Remember when we ate there?” Wilson’s was one of those places. The first time we went there last year, they were standing there primed to greet us and take us to a table. During the busy season, people were standing on the porch watching like a hawk for someone to leave their table so they could go in and claim it!
Coming into Sister Bay. They were working on this stretch of road through town when we left last fall. We were hoping they’d be done by now, but I suppose all the snow they had during the winter put a bit of a damper on things.
Last summer we traipsed around this property a lot. It was vacant and for sale and we came to think of it as ours. As we were leaving last fall, they took it off the market. We drove by to see what had become of it, and in our opinion they ruined it! It was so beautiful and wild and quirky. Where will we find another overgrown place like that now?
Signs for Rowleys Bay and Wagon Trail Campground. Almost there…
We’re there. Yeehaw!
Mark gets out and kisses the ground…
…then I get out and kiss the ground!
Kathy Guckenberg greets us with a big hug outside the office!
Tim comes sauntering up to say hi. He showed us that he has been working on some of the problem areas we experienced last summer. Most particularly, he got rid of the big wasp’s nest in the back men’s bath house, worked on the plumbing, and fixed a door that was the bane of my existence!
After visiting for a while, we went down to our site and got set up as much as we could in the rain.
These are the bulbs I planted last fall as a promise that we’d be back. It was so nice to see that they are blooming to welcome us home!