Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Door County, Wisconsin

Last weekend I had a wedding in Appleton, Wisconsin. Since it is a five hour drive to Appleton we decided to make a weekend of it and make the trip to Door County. My college friend Krista (who also got me the wedding gig) lives in Appleton so we stayed with her on Saturday after the wedding. Krista and her husband Jay recently added an addition to their house that includes an awesome new basement. The basement is sports themed, which makes sense since this is the girl who had the wedding with the basketball hoop at the reception. The basement is complete with astro turf carpet imprinted with a Packer end zone, official green end zone pads to practice your Lambeau Leap, a full sized bar, a comfortable couch and not one, but two televisions. I wish I had photos, but I am not sure they would do it justice. Needless to say, Patrick was ready to move in.

On Sunday morning Krista suggested that we get donuts at Mom & Pop's in Kimberly. Krista and Jay live on the river and the donut place is across the river so we ended up eating them at a park directly across the river from their house.

After the donuts we were on our way to Door County. A couple years ago we went on a four day trip to the area and spent two days in Door County. This time we had less than 24 hours, but we still managed to do some fun things.

We arrived in Fish Creek and planned to set up our tent at our Peninsula State Park campsite. Unfortunately, the people who stayed the night before hadn't left yet so we went back into town to find lunch. We ended up eating at Cooper's Corner. We shared cheese curds, a club sandwich and a couple Bloody Mary's.

Lunch at Cooper's Corner

After lunch we walked around Fish Creek for awhile checking out the shops and the beach.

Door County

When we got back to our site, we were both exhausted so we took a nap in the car before we set up our tent.

Door County

A short walk from the campsite was a awesome view of the lake. I spent some time taking some photos while Patrick read up on Peninsula State Park.

Peninsula State Park

Door County

Peninsula State Park

We then headed to the Skyway Drive In Movie Theater. We saw two movies Madascare 3 and The Dark Knight Rises.

Door County Drive Through

In the morning, we packed up our stuff and found a legit coffee shop in Fish Creek.

Linger Coffee Shop

After some shopping we headed out of town, since we had six hours in the car ahead of us. So, it was a short trip but I am sure we will be back.

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