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Jun 27, 2010 - Egg Harbor on Sunday

If a picture's worth a thousand words, this one's a book! Let me know if uploading these extra pictures is a problem; it shouldn't happen very often. Sorry it's taking so long to get caught up, but we are losing the Internet every night, so I am writing in the mornings or afternoons when not sight-seeing. Sunday, June 27, 2010: Rain fell during the night Saturday, so no surprise it was still threatening this morning. I had not located a church, so Jim agreed that if we found one on our way south to Sturgeon Bay, he'd stop for the worship...

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Jun 26, 2010 - Ephraim, Door County

Saturday, June 26 Apparently the journal Saturday night was only half completed when opened. Surprise, surprise ... I didn't even know anything got out! After writing two paragraphs Saturday night, I lost the internet. Frustrating! Not sure why pictures made it without the journal.... But like I always say, "Pictures are worth a thousand words!" So a little late, here's Saturday's story: Other than walking to Baileys Harbor, and a side street to find a 'directional light' advertised on the pennisula map, we didn't do much until evening. Jim...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Touring the Penninsula

Yesterday morning we decided to do the one activity in Door County that we've been told is an all-day event. We drove 20 miles to Gills Rock (at the north end of the pennisula) to catch the ferry to Washington Island ... except, when we arrived, the ferry had already left! The next one wasn't due for 90 minutes and Jim isn't famous for patience. We decided it would be better to go early Tuesday to catch the first ferry, as the last ferry returns to Gills Rock about 4 o'clock. So, basically, we'd driven 20 miles for nothing. We'd gone with a...

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Jun 24, 2010 - Bailey's Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin!

Sorry the journal did not get out (or even written) yesterday. We had, yet another, really bad storm last night. The difference in this one was the hour of day: storm warnings went out about 8 pm with the weather channel advising everyone to shut off electronic equipment. Thus no computer. What an up-and-down day it was! We'd awakened to pouring rain at Lake Winnebago, then were thankful it slacked off so we could get on the road; then it hit again 3 hours later as we entered Sturgeon Bay in Door County -- so much that we had to pull off...

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Sep 1, 2009 - Baileys Harbor, WI - Beantown Campground

It was a very short drive north to Dorr County and Baileys Harbor where we spent a week. While there we did the following: - Experienced a Dorr County fish boil. Fresh Lake Michigan whitefish is boiled outside in huge kettles. It is cooked in salt-water with red potatoes and onion. Quite a show is made of the "boil" itself and a large fire and flare-up is created. Dorr County is famous for this and many restaurants offer fish boils several nights a week in the summer. Bus loads of tourists arrive nightly for the show. - Visited Al...

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Aug 1, 2009 - Baileys Harbor, WI

The trip to Baileys Harbor from Madison was quite a trek. Our GPS was lost and it took us longer to get here than it should have. But the trip was worth it. This is a really nice place this time of year. The weather is pleasant and the bugs aren't too bad at all considering that we are around an awful lot of water. Anyway, we traveled through Green Bay Wisconsin to get here on this peninsula that is approximately 80 miles long. It is bordered on one side by Lake Michigan and on the other by Green Bay. There are a number of very delightful...

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Aug 30, 2008 - S S Badger From Ludington To Manitowoc And Drive Baileys Grove

WE WERE UP EARLY AT 5:45AM. EVERYTHING WAS PACKED UP LAST NIGHT AND THE CAMPER HOOKED TO THE TRUCK. SO ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS GET DRESSED AND PUT IN THE SIDES OF THE CAMPER. WHAT A GREAT ADVENTURE FOR US. WE WATCHED A WORKER FOR S S BADGER BACK UP OUR CAMPER AT LEAST 150 YEARDS ONTO THE BOAT. IF ONLY WE COULD DO THAT. THE BADGER IS VERY COMFORTABLE NICE RECLINING SEATS. OH AND IF YOU ARE WONDERING THE COST FOR OUR CROSSING IS $300.00. A ONCE IN A LIFETIME TO CROSS LAKE MICHIGAN WITH THE CAMPER ON A CAR FERRY. WE LEFT THE DOCK AT 8AM...

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Jun 30, 2008 - Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin on the Door Peninsula

After the Newmar Rally, we traveled from Du Quoin to Effingham, Illinois for one night, then to Rockford, Illinois for a night and finally to Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin on the Door Peninsula. The trip was pretty uneventful except for the odd cargo we saw on several tractor trailers. They were carrying what looked like airplane wings, but they were too long and thin. Finally near Rockford we saw several fields full of wind turbines and realized we had been seeing the fan blades for new turbines. We subsequently came across a magazine article...

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May 27, 2007 - Door County, Wisconsin

The last weekend in May is Memorial Day weekend in the USA. This is a major holiday and the start of the camping/summer season. We decided to spend the weekend on the Door County Peninsula. We had a lovely campground at Baileys Harbor on'the quiet side'of the peninsula Door County on the shores of Lake Michigan, sticks into the lake like a gradually tapering candle. According to the Rough Guide, 'With thirteen lighthouses and a dozen fishing villages, its coastline smacks more of New England than the Midwest.' The name is derived from Porte...

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