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Today in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The drive from N. Illinois was uneventful, though somewhat nerve-wracking as the GPS, set for shortest route, took us through downtown Green Bay were the streets were being repaired (sorely needed!) and quite narrow. Much was one lane in each direction, just wide enough for us to pass, but then they put those pesky “don’t pass” and “watch out for workers” signs sticking into the lanes! Almost got a sign, but missed the workers!

Our route took us past the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area, but we hadn’t gotten an early enough start to stop. However, as we went by one field, there was a flock of Sandhill Cranes feeding close to the road. I had forgotten how grey they were, as those I had seen earlier were quite a ways off, and on the wing.

The campground is well laid out and wooded, but lots of empty RVs as it has lots of folks who apparently lease seasonal spots, leave their RVs and come on the weekends. The last campground was much the same way -- almost deserted during the week, and crowded with lots of kids on the weekend. However, wifi doesn’t reach our site, though it’s apparently good by the store and the office, so will be sitting there at times. Lots of great birding sites and good restaurants on the Door County peninsula, and so little time! Time to head out looking for, at least, the birds.

We went to one of the nearby state parks. How different the eastern forests are from the western ones. Almost all hardwoods -- birches, hickories, hawthorn. And at least in this park, virtually no undergrowth, though the trees are quite close together. Saw some deer running through them with no problem, but the birds, I think, were in hiding.

Then drove up the peninsula a bit and had dinner at a bistro connected with the Door County Winery and Distillery -- great sweet cherry wine, and cherry pie for dessert! Back at the campground, with wifi at the store building though not at our site. At the moment sitting on the porch of the store. It's very quiet, though a couple of formations of geese flew over. Have to get here later for more of the log.

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