Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday snapshot - vacation days

Door County story board 1

So as I look back at the many pictures from our little getaway recently,
I can't help but smile and remember this special place.
I think I'll call it one of the best kept secrets as far as vacation spots in the U.S.
My husband and I started coming up here before we adopted Grace, so this
was a first for our two littles.
Dooor County storyboard 4

There are quaint little villages that have Norwegian, Icelandic and French Canadian influences,
that have names like Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Sister Bay, Bailey's Harbor
and others.
We stayed in Ephraim which is known for it's views of Eagle Harbor off Green Bay,
and it's charming white buildings and stone fences.
You can see why Door County is sometimes called the 'Cape Cod of the Midwest.'


Door County story board 2
Door County story board 3 - Copy Door County Grace Will bench haze
(At historic Anderson dock in Ephraim, WI as the sun is starting to set).


Some of our favorite parts of the trip was our time at Wilson's Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor,
swimming twice a day, the beautiful sunsets, delicious tart cherries, perusing a few antique shops, the food,
 seeing the lighthouses, wine tasting and watching the sailboats on the bay.
The best part...spending time with the people I love the most, my husband and Grace and Will...just us.

Looking forward to returning again soon, someday!






Sunday Snapshot




17 kind words:

Martha said...

beautiful photos that say SUMMER...love your post

Stephanie said...

Ephraim is one of my favorites spots too and your photos captured it wonderfully!

Sharon Ankerich said...

SO beautiful!!! Can't think of a better place to spend time with the people you love! Lovely!!!
XO

Love Letters To China said...

Gorgeous Gail! You really captured your vacation perfectly. Just looking at these makes me want to fly up and visit as soon as possible. So glad you had such a great time.

xoxo

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

oh wow Gail. I love these. How quaint and fun.

lea
xo

Ginny said...

Gorgeous photos and I love your composition. Looks like a wonderful time and you captured it beautifully

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Sounds like such a perfect vacation to me...with the ones you love. And this definately looks like a must see hidden vacation. Just love your photos...and your little cuties ;)

Jboo said...

Looks like a perfect spot! Lovely photos!

Janet

China Dreams said...

Love it!

This post captures everything that family vacation should be.

(now I have to check with my Wilson boys from school who have relatives on The Door to see if the place you mention is theirs)

Ruby

shelley said...

such beautiful children you have. thanks for sharing.

China Dreams said...

PS-My students' relatives own Door County Coffee.

Terri said...

Sounds like you all had a fabulous vacation! Nice and relaxing!

Kayce said...

Beautiful images Gail!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! It looks perfect!

Kim said...

OMW...
BEAUTIFUL photos as always..
Love you and miss you ..
Hugz..

the meaklims said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I saw photos of this area first on "...and babies make four" blog. And instantly wanted to visit!

Your shots are all perfect!
Jill

Football and Fried Rice said...

Okay, I do have to say that our lake isn't nearly as beautiful! We vacationed in Door County years ago - my boys thought they were at the ocean :- it was so gorgeous! I can't wait to go back!

 
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