The Summer Retreat

Door Country Wisconsin is a popular vacation spot for the inhabitants of the Archipelago. A visit to this narrow peninsula that juts out into the big waters of Lake Michigan is like stepping into a summer scene painted by Andrew Wyeth. The pace of life there is slow and relaxed. It is a place where you can ramble down a narrow country road and get lost in a landscape of woods and rolling fields, old farm houses and rustic barns.

It is not well known outside of the Midwest. I never heard of it when I lived in New York, but it does remind me of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, and some stretches of southern coastal Maine. (Well, when our family vacationed there in the 60s and 70s. It may have gotten built up since then.)

Here are a few scenes from our visit in July.

This one I found while biking down a country lane.

Hiking along the lake had countless little scenes to stop and enjoy for a moment.

On Washington Island, we visited a replica of an old time Norwegian church. Unfortunately, it was closed but still worth the trip out to see it.

Of course there was relaxed family fun, which is easy to accomplish in a place like that.

We ended most of our days with glorious sunsets. I saw so many I stopped taking photos of them!

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