Sunday, October 12, 2014

Trip to Door Co., Wisconsin.....

What a wonderful week we had!  Judy, Jean and I drove through Iowa and Wisconsin to spend a few days in one of our favorite places.....Door County.  We had wonderful weather and the leaves were on their way to being turned.

Our first stop was in Fairfax, Iowa, where our friend, Barbara, was having her yearly fall sale.  She has an amazing store that she calls the Rabbit Hole and things were strung out all over her yard and in outbuildings.  We couldn't buy large pieces but our goal was to find items for our Holiday Open House at Leola's.....and that we did!

I kind of got into blue transferware while Judy was buying up all the brown transferware that wasn't too expensive.  We found some wonderful pieces plus Judy bought some amazing vintage blown glass ornaments.  So we started packing the car on the first day out.

The next day we made it to Door County.  We stayed in the village of Fish Creek less then a block from Lake Michigan.  It was cool and crisp and smelled of wood smoke.

The moon appeared our first night and treated us to its beauty for the next four nights.  It was breathtaking over the lake.

One of our many favorite things to do is go to the fish boil at the beautiful White Gull Inn.  It was very cold that night and you're seated outside to watch the actual fish boil.

They put the fish & potatoes in the big pot and when it starts boiling over, it's ready and you go inside to eat.  It's honestly a wonderful dinner and the inn is so quaint.

After dinner we walked back under the light of the moon to our house.  There's never a time when you feel it's unsafe to walk in the dark or down a deserted road. 

We always have to eat at least once in Bailey's Harbor at this well-known eatery.

It was just a wonderful trip and we all felt like we were coming home with a good attitude and anxious to get started with the preparations for the coming holiday season.  When you're in retail you have to stay ahead of things.

Have a wonderful week!


Dog Trot Farm said...

What a fun trip and what a beautiful part of the country...I can see you discovered some wonderful treasures, some for you or all for the shop? Have a wonderful week, sending greetings from Maine, Julie...

dulcy said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! I've never been there.... take me next time PLEASE!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We have stayed at White Gull Inn and enjoyed the Fish Boil. Lovely memories of wonderful Door County.

Now I need to do a little research and see just how far we are from your friend's place in Iowa. Might just make a quick road trip.

simplyiowa said...

It was soooooo Wonderful... seeing you Girls... <3 Thank You... for stopping by... the rabbit hole. <3 Looks like you had a LOVELY Time on your Getaway!!!!!
Love You All!!!
Barb C.

Debra@Common Ground said...

looks like the perfect getaway week!