Monday, July 13, 2009

More Art Gallery Pictures and Indians

While I was in this art gallery (located in an old brewery in Mineral Point, WI) I snapped some pictures of some art that I liked and thought you may as well.
Love this chicken!

How beatiful and peaceful does this look? It looks like the area we were in, in Wisconsin!

What a nice grouping of colors!

These are the Indians that I put on Ebay for my Dad. He sat all day at an auction to buy vintage Star Wars toys for my 10 year old son and these were one of his purchases. They were in a big box that had a stuffed whale that my seven year old wanted. My son plucked the whale out of the box and left the rest for me to deal with. I spent probably 3 hours going through the box and taking pictures and finding which little pieces went with each little figure. The money raised is going back to "Pops" for all time he spent sitting at that auction.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Door County and Mineral Point

This is a county park in Door County called Cave Point.
Here is another angle of Cave point. It is very pretty in person.

This is a sod roof with goats keeping the grass mowed sown on top of a restaurant in Sister Bay, Wi. The place was Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant. Very charming!

This was the view out of the condo we stayed at in Sturgeon Bay. Westwood Shores was a very accomodating place to stay with two bedrooms, a kitchen, two baths and most importantly TWO pools both heated (indoor and out!).

I found a cute little pottery and artist gallery in Mineral point after the tour of the Pendarvis State Historic site. So many beautiful things to look at here!

Wow! I love Door County Wisconsin! The bay side had all these lovely little towns with names like Egg Harbor, Sister Bay, Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay! Let me tell you these are extremely charming places to visit. My parents and I took the boys up for a few days and ended up staying one more night because we found it to be so incredibly beautiful. I found myself not wanting to go home. On our way back home to Iowa we stopped in Mineral Point, WI to see a state historic site called Pendarvis. It was a coal mining town that in the 1840s was bigger than Chicago and Milwaukee combined! It had immigrants from Cornwall England. It was so interesting to hear the guide talk about the area when the mining industry was booming and the subsequent bust when lead prices fell and of course the Gold Rush sent the miners of the area on to look for their fortunes elsewhere.
We all had the best time and will probably make the six hour trip next summer! Thought I would share these pictures with you all in case you were wanting to take a vacation anytime soon. Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the festivities!