Home at last!

There have been some changes since Mark and Mom and I left Door County last fall, and I’m not just talking about COVID-19. It did feel weird to talk with my neighbor across the street and her yard from her, but that is perfectly understandable. There are other things that aren’t quite so easy. But first…

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Joining the ranks

Last week, I got word that my job at the Ellison Bay Visitor Center isn’t going to be happening this year. The economy in Door County is based on tourism, but events that involve fifty or more people gathering have been canceled for this summer. My boss at the visitor center is going to man the center by herself because there probably won’t be very many questions about events or things to see and do.

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From Rowleys Bay, WI

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”! Continue reading

From Elgin, IL

We got a really late start today, plus the fact that we needed to stop for groceries in Sturgeon Bay, so we entered Illinois in the dark.  We got to the campground we were hoping to stay in and at first we saw a closed sign and were afraid we were too late.  Fortunately we found out that only the Burnidge Forest Preserve was closed but the campground was still open.  We were so grateful! Continue reading