(door county harbor photo via here)
Gabe has a tradition of opting out of your typical boxed birthday gifts in favor of an experience or day trip of my choice...I love this tradition. But Gabe has taken the reigns this time, and the only clues I've been given are that I needed to take Friday off of work, prepare for a drive of between 3-10 hours (?) and plan to be gone until Sunday evening.
...I think it's going to be Door County, WI, the sweetest little peninsula on Lake Michigan. And if it is, I will be so jazzed. I've been wanting to go for ages, but have never made the trip. I've been not-so-secretly dropping hints about the following places:
This wacky Swedish restaurant...
(photo via here)
Yes, that is a goat on the roof. Goats. Eat. On. The. Roof. This blows my mind, and I might just be the happiest girl on the planet if I got to experience this.
The Cana Island Lighthouse...
(photo via here)
...and its fabulous old winding staircase. The website states that if climbing to the top of this bad boy, open toed shoes are 'strongly discouraged'.
Every finger is crossed that we'll be heading east to Lake Michigan, but regardless of where we wind up, it's going to be a memorable time. Gabe is a romantic, silly and thoughtful fellow, and I'm excited to see what is in store!
Several of my friends and co-workers are convinced that Gabe is going to get down on one knee this weekend, which makes me laugh. I told them I'd pay them each fifty dollars if it happened...because I am 110% confident this will not happen. However, if it did happen, I'd be up you-know-what-creek without a paddle. I would probably have to pawn the ring to pay off my friendly gambling debts...