I was right...DOOR COUNTY! I've only been in Door County for a little over 12 hours, but I'm already gaga for it. Here are a few snaps I took last night:
This is the view from our hotel...white picket fence and all. I swear to you, I have never seen a more beautiful sky in all my life! Yesterday it was perfectly cerulean blue with the softest cottonesque clouds you can imagine.
It was so tough to choose a restaurant for dinner; there are an abundance of options here, but we wound up at Harbor Landing. It's actually an old house converted into a restaurant, and it was so, so charming. All of their ingredients are local and as organic as possible...our waiter knew where practically everything on our plates had originated. So fascinating! They serve fresh bread from Sister Bay, a few miles up the peninsula, baked the day before. (Delicious!) Get this: they served it with garlic and scallion butter and...beets. I probably haven't had beets since my mother force fed them to me at age 2. The combo was fabulous, and made me sorry I missed out on beets for the last 20 years....
Gabe ordered the Bacon Encrusted Catfish, and devoured it in no time. Typically, the smell of fish makes me yak, but this looked and smelled incredible. While we were dining, we discovered that our waiter spoke fluent German, which we witnessed as he conversed with the sweetest elderly couple traveling abroad from Germany. I wanted to hug them all.
For dessert (which we never splurge for, but did here!), I picked out the Berry Tart, served with fresh homemade blueberry and ginger ice cream. These berries were, like, fresh off the plant. Isn't it funny how you can taste freshness? Overall dining experience: incredible, charming, delicious and filling. In short--flawless.
We ran down to the bay after paying our bill as quickly as possible to catch the little sliver of sunset that was left. It only lasted about 10 minutes, but it was gorgeous.
We're hoping the rain holds tonight, so we can watch the fiery pink sun slide behind the cool bay. Hope your weekend is tops. :)