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!


Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Looks beautiful! And I love finding little art galleries!

Pease Porridge said...

This looks like such a beautiful place. I will have to look into. I have been wanting to go north. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for you very kind comment Heidi. I am trying to learn about jewelry, but it is a whole other animal. Hee hee. I have some made that I might put on Etsy soon.


sara's art house said...

So glad to find your blog! I love your artistic style! Keep up the good work!