Thursday, July 28, 2011

Door County, the wonderful land of cherries and running

Okay, I might have added that last tidbit on that phrase. Definitely the land of cherries, but maybe only the land of running to me.

Car ride iced mocha... sporting the Door County tee. Lots of excitement.
My Business Man and I drove a little over halfway to Door County last night and spent the night in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This morning we made the final 4-hour trek up north!

My parents have a timeshare up here at Little Sweden in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. We've been coming up ever since I was a little girl, and I just love it here. My Business Man has been along in 2008 and 2009 (when we got engaged), and has also visited as a kid.

At Little Sweden, we have a half-log cabin all to ourselves. Living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. We could fit a lot of people here if we tried.

With a pull-out couch even! And cable TV! This is the life.

Dining room & kitchen.

My Business Man and I's room. Yup, we've got two beds. I guess if we get mad at each other we can have our separate sleeping spaces.

Loft area with futon.

Master bedroom where my parents sleep... one day we will get to stay up here.
Sun porch... awesome place to sit and read. Or drink iced coffee. Or do anything really.
It's completely equipped with pretty much everything you could want. Grills, tennis courts, swimming pool, hiking/running trails, and of course the beloved wireless internet. 

Back patio with trail going across behind.
First thing we did when we got into town was to hit up the local cherry goods store for some... well, cherry goods. Dried cherry nut mix, cherry juice, fresh rainier cherries, cherry cheese spread, and dark chocolate-covered dried cherries. We don't joke about the cherry food items.

Second thing on the agenda? Go for a RUN! I love running up here. There's beautiful trails, beautiful houses... did I mention that Lake Michigan is basically within view at all times?

I went for an easy 5 miles before coming back to a pre-dinner 'mocktail' of sorts.

So refreshing! And definitely healthy for you... cherries have loads of antioxidants.

I swear there's no vodka in there... I'm just squinty. :)
We're gonna grill out tonite and head into town for some shopping and ice cream eating... yum!


Retro Farm Wife said...

Now I'm REEEEALLY eager to go on vacation. We go to Wisconsin (Rice Lake, Chetek) in September and I just can't wait! There's something about those vacation cabins... nothing but great memories! Love it!


jennifer said...

The place looks beautiful! Careful with the cherries though...too much sorbitol will send you for a different sort of run...

P.S. By the way, I read your blog more often than I read Pioneer Woman nowadays. You should be proud :)

Alissa said...

Is that the new shirt you got from Banana Republic? I am blog stalker now...hahaha. I can't wait to hear about the rest of your vacation!

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