Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Sep 10, 2011 - Sturgeon Bay
Last night we heard karaoke until midnight and the longer it went on, the drunker the crowd and the less anyone cared about how they sounded although to be fair, there were some really good singers. We did not join the festivities because no matter how drunk we got, there was no way we were going to sing! On Saturday, we drove down to Sturgeon Bay having decided that perhaps we would move down toward the south end of the Door Peninsula on Sunday. We found several campgrounds but none as nice as the one we are in so, no move for us. We did...Jump to full entry
Aug 26, 2011 - Ahnapee Trail Rules!!!
As many of you already know, the day before our departure is pretty much devoted to getting ready to roll and definitely not for sightseeing. So, we thought we could take advantage of the day before the day to roll and go on one more bike ride on the Ahnapee Trail. Having researched the various routes on-line, we opted this time to drive up to Algoma (where we took the pics of that gorgeous red lighthouse in a previous post), park the Jeep and take off from there heading northward to Sturgeon Bay. Even the day cooperated with our plans. It...Jump to full entry
Aug 3, 2011 - Egg Harbor, WI
Wed, 03 Aug: This morning we got ready for the road. Today's "trek" was an astonishing twenty miles from Baileys Harbor to another campground just north of Sturgeon Bay (actually, it is closer to Egg Harbor). Nevertheless, the preparations are the same regardless of the journey's length. We made the trip via WI 57 to WI 42 and then north to the campground. We moved because this campground (Harbour Village) honors Passport America's 50% discount rate for every night. In addition, its more southern location will allow us to visit some of the...Jump to full entry
Oct 15, 2010 - A culinary adventure!
Today, tomorrow and Sunday are Fall Fest Days in Sister Bay. During Fall Fest almost every room from Sturgeon Bay north is booked and every property has a 3 night minimum. There are long waits to dine, bars are filled to overflowing and there is bumper to bumper traffic on Highway 42. These people are serious about their festivals. Naturally we had to check things out. Parking is catch as catch can. Since we had gotten there early, we were pretty lucky and had to walk only 4 or 5 blocks to get to the festivities. We were impressed with the...Jump to full entry
Oct 14, 2010 - Rolling along
What could be more enjoyable that a Segway tour through the fall foliage of northern Door County? We spent almost 3 hours with our tour guide and one other couple tooling around near Ellison Bluff. Our guide is a 5th generation native and was able to tell us a great deal about the area. It was gorgeous to zip along at up to 12½ mph, crunching leaves and admiring the view. Our guide, Steve Seaquist, even let us go down a very imposing hill to the shore. As we prepared to come back up, he kept assuring us that we could make it if we would...Jump to full entry
Oct 13, 2010 - Boring!
When we had been in St. Ignace, we had a room with a beautiful view of Lake Huron. Not so in Escanaba. It was not difficult to leave our hotel this morning after gazing less than fondly on our view of the Tractor Supply Store. At least we were on the road fairly early - no reason to linger! During our travels we had met a couple who assured us that the trek from Escanaba, Michigan to Green Bay, Wisconsin is boring. Naturally we were convinced that they were wrong. They were not. There are almost no interesting little parks or shops or...Jump to full entry
Sep 15, 2010 - Look! Another - hic - winery!
It turns out that Door county has lots of wineries. Unlike Napa Valley in California, wine tasting at the wineries is free! And one is not limited to a measly 3 tastes either. Obviously we could not pass up the opportunity to stop at a few. They are really big into fruit wines on the peninsula so we sampled every possible combination of cherry wine as well as some apple and raspberry. We decided that, although we really like apples and raspberries and cherries, we do not like them in wine. Too sweet. We spent a lot of time in Fish Creek...Jump to full entry
Sep 14, 2010 - Fish Boil
We drove today from Sturgeon Bay to the tip of the peninsula. It is a distance of about 40 miles. We were able to make it in 1 ½ hours but only by exercising great self restraint when we saw interesting side roads. At the top of the peninsula, we took a car ferry over to Washington Island where we spent most of the day exploring. We found some shops to visit, 2 more lighthouses to see and some parks to explore. Back on the peninsula, one of the more unique shops was Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant. The roof has grass growing on it - and...Jump to full entry
Sep 13, 2010 - Hand dipped - candles, that is!
Door County peninsula is about 10 miles wide. From Sturgeon Bay to the tip, it is only 41 miles. It took the entire day but we managed to make it about 2/3 of the way up the peninsula! We drove as much along the shore of Green Bay as the roads allowed, traveling on obscure little roads with labels like County Road CC. In the village of Carlsville, we found Candleworks. Here one is allowed to have a go at hand-dipping a candle! Sandi made her design in varying shades of red. We have lots of ideas on new designs and colors so we may go back....Jump to full entry
Sep 12, 2010 - A park? We're there!
The Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride brings in more than 40,000 motorcycle enthusiasts and others to the area each September. The event not only brings in entertainment and the newest motorcycles and accessories from Harley-Davidson Motor Company, but it also raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It first started in 1981 with 16 riders. This year it will run for 5 days starting Wednesday, September 15. By being in Tomahawk the weekend before, our timing was good since there isn't a motel to be had when the festivities start,...Jump to full entry
Jul 1, 2010 - Thursday Sturgeon Bay, WI
Today we drove to Green Bay to see the legendary Lambeau Field - home of the Green Bay Packers (for anyone besides me who did not know that!!). We had checked the internet for times and prices of the tours. I really wasn't that crazy about going on the tour nor about leaving Darby alone in the RV for so long on such a hot day. But the real kicker was that Seniors (like Bob) cost $10 and regular people (like me) cost $18! Well that decided it for me. I certainly was not paying more for something I really did not want to do than it was going...Jump to full entry
Jun 30, 2010 - Wed'day Sturgeon Bay, WI
Decided to spend the day driving through scenic and quaint Door County. We saw 5 deer today. The first one was quite an experience as it ran across the road. The car coming towards us slowed down but the panel truck behind him, slammed on his brakes and began skidding. He over corrected and fishtailed into a mailbox. I'm sure there was some damage to the truck and the mailbox was destroyed - but all other vehicles and animals escaped unscathed. We had a guide book that listed all of these rustic routes to take. I asked Bob what made it...Jump to full entry