Today was my birthday. I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and as I was washing my hands, I was humming “Happy birthday to me!” I had to get up at 6:00 this morning to go to a tourism breakfast in Sturgeon Bay with my boss and co-workers from the Welcome Center, but it was fun. We have a new staff member and it was a good opportunity to get to know her better.
I also got to say Hi to some friends there, the breakfast was good, and I heard about some new directions Destination Door County is trying to go. They were so successful at marketing Door County for tourism that the locals started to complain about things like traffic jams and crowds, so they are now turning their attention to supporting the community as well as continuing to serve the tourists. They are putting money into our parks, the arts, our local children, and things like that.
Mark came in from working outside all day and he was limping, but he asked me where I’d like to go for dinner tonight. I chose the Shoreline at the tip of the peninsula in Gills Rock.
I want to thank all my friends and family who called, texted, emailed, or snail-mailed birthday greetings to me. I think this was one of my best yet!