Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Door County 2011

Back in October I went to Door County for the second time in my life and for the first time with Brett. We rented a cabin and stayed for 2 days. It was awesome and we came away with new favorites and things for next time. I've compiled a list below.

We biked, hiked, browsed, took a tour, sampled wine, brought home coffee, ate and wandered. We probably had the most fun getting out the bikes and parking on the side of the road and just going! (with helmets of course)

To Do:
Apples (early October), Cherries (early August), Golfing, Washington Island Ferry, Biking, Local Tours, Wineries, Shopping, Animal Farms, Fun Parks, Hands on Art Studios, Fireboat Cruise, Relaxing at the Cabin, Fishing, Swimming, State Parks, County Parks, Scenic Drives, Rustic Fish Gallery, Orchards/Farmers Markets, Cana Island Light House (bring cash), cook in!

Breakfast - Rustys Tractor Cafe, Julies Park Cafe
Lunch - Wilsons (known for their burger, also have huge root beer floats), Blue Ox, Coopers Corners, Fred & Fuzzys
Dinner - Coyote Roadhouse (steaks), Alexanders, The Shoreline, Mink River Basin Supper Club

I also have a suggested list of items to pack (food and other) for if you plan to rent a cabin. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in this.

Below is a sampling of pictures from our trip, there was a storm 4 days before we went up. The power finally came on the night before we were to arrive.

Alaska - Part 2

It's tourist in Alaska time for me! Time for my trip to downtown Anchorage. There is allot to do in d-town for the locals and tourist. Also, it's summer so the weather is warmer. Also amazing is how many Packer and Badger shirts we see. If you are in Anchorage check out the Salmon Bridge. We didn't get to see any Salmon, but we did see a few fishermen and lots of grey water. While we were in the area we stopped at The Ulu Factory. Very cool, make sure you pack them in your luggage and not your carry on if you do buy one. For lunch today I had a spicy reindeer dog with ketchup and cheese. It's sliced in half and put on a bun wrapped in foil. They are served by several vendors on pretty much each street corner.

Happy hour/dinner was had at Simon and Sieferts. All appetizers! Teriyaki tenderloin with ginger and white rice! I highly suggest it. Afterwards we experienced "First Friday". I loved it! The galleries in Anchorage downtown stay open later and put out snacks and everyone wanders around looking at art! It was the first time I got to see a bit more of the younger alterna crowd come out.