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A few roles I take on include artist, teacher and parent. I make art, and also love to craft in paper.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Memorial Day

It is a week past Memorial Day, but I have been busy snuggling with my husband , who returned from Japan on Wednesday. Nathaniel was gone for a week, not that long, but having him so far away made me miss him more. Anyway to take my mind away from missing him I decided to have a little "me" time and go on a little vacation by myself. This was the first time I have ever done this and I LOVED it, I think I may make a habit of once a year going off by myself. On Saturday, I left for Door County with the radio turned up. I stopped in Sturgeon Bay and walked around a little arts and crafts fair, and then made my way up to Ephraim. At around 5 I made it to the little bed and breakfast I was staying at called The French Country Inn of Ephraim and met Walt, the innkeeper. The French Country Inn was perfect! It was exactly what I expected. The decor was simple and beautiful and the rooms were cozy and comfortable. Walt was the nicest innkeeper, as were the other guests. I loved the late night conversations over tea and homemade cookies. The best part of my vacation were the delicious homemade breakfasts Walt would make and sitting around for hours at breakfast talking with him and the other guests. It was so comfortable it felt like home. Walt made homemade pancakes and scones, and there was fresh rhubarb sauce and cherry yogurt parfaits just to name a few of the delectable items. (mmmm... I have been craving cherries since I got back!) I did not do too many activities while there, but I did go to a few gallery openings, walked around a folk school, visited the Ridges Sanctuary and went to a fish boil. I had an absolutely wonderful time and am looking forward to my next trip to Door County.

The French Country Inn of Ephraim, Ephraim, Wisconsin

My room

Walt and the other guests, Walt is the man in the plaid shirt

The breathtaking view of Peninsula State Park

The Fish Boil

The fish boil dinner, so yummy!

The Cliffside Room at The Clearing Folk School

You can't take a trip to Door County without seeing the goats on the roof in Sister Bay!

The view of Bailey's Harber from the beach by The Ridges Santuary


ThePeachTree said...

Oh, you make me miss WI so much! I never did get to Door County. We'll have to put that on our list :) Thanks for sharing these amazing photos!

design for mankind. said...

How wonderful and peaceful does it look there!!! :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous work!
Sandra Evertson

Diana said...

How incredible!!! Beautiful photos, and a breathtaking adventure. I'm so glad you went!!! And glad your beloved husband is back home. xox

Michele Maule said...

What an amazing little getaway you had! I love all your pictures. It looks absolutely beautiful.

Glad your husband made it home safe too. :)

Eggman Studios said...

How inspiring! Beautiful photos and what a wonderful retreat! I'm very glad you treated yourself out. It's amazing how refreshing and refilling these little alone-time escapes can be. :)

design for mankind. said...

It looks SO lovely!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness! i just realized I hadn't left a comment for you! This looked like a fabulous trip :) I can't wait to hear all about it!

S.HOPtalk said...

Good for you...I might have to try that myself! Thank you for sharing...I love seeing local points of interest that I normally wouldn't come across.

FancyPants-design said...

Wow!!! That looks so serene and peaceful!! Makes me want to escape from this smog-filled city!...ha hum.

Barb said...

I was at the French Country Inn in May, and also blogged about it, with very similar photos! (see Notes from the W. G. at steveadamsstudio.blogspot.com)

I enjoyed your comments.

sMacThoughts said...

I like the thought of goats on the roof. Glad you went away for this little bit!