Tuesday, February 17

door county

My birthday celebration culminated in a weekend trip to Door County, the magical peninsula of Wisconsin, where no chain stores are allowed. Wow.

By the time we arrived on Friday, it was already dark. I could feel the seclusion of the area, but I had no idea what the landscape really looked like until the morning. We woke up, and opened the curtains to be greeted by a beautiful February morning.



We spent a lot of time driving around the island, moving from town to town, none of which had a population over 1000.

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Rebecca did some research and discovered a candlelight hike through the woods at dusk. This apparently is an annual event at one of the state parks on the peninsula. Usually it's candlelight skiing, but this year there wasn't enough snow for cross country, but that made for a perfect hike.



We arrived at the perfect time, just as it was getting dark. Not many people were around. It was beautiful, silent.

Of course, as the night went on, more people showed up, many wearing headlamps, projecting an offensive beam in whatever direction their obnoxious heads bobbed.

That sort of thing misses the point of a candlelight walk if you ask me.

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On Sunday, we had a couple Americanos before hitting the road. The view from the coffeeshop is sweeping. If you look hard enough, you can make out the ice fishermen.



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(always full of surprises, this one...)

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