This will be the last of my travel blogs for awhile as the semester wraps up. During the last weekend of spring break, my parents, sister, and I drove to Door County for the weekend. We got a good resort deal because we went during the off season. We stayed at The Landing at Egg Harbor to enjoy some rest and rejuvenation.
After checking into the motel resort, we went to the local grocery to get some drinks and snacks for the weekend. We saw a peculiar business truck while in the parking lot: "No Job Too Odd For Todd!" We couldn't stop giggling and speculating what kind of odd jobs Todd would do!
We went to the Cajun themed restaurant, the Fireside, for dinner that Friday night. I was in love with their menu! I have been a fan of Cajun food ever since visiting New Orleans a couple years ago! We started with the Bayou Gator bites as an appetizer and they were fantastic. For my main meal I had the chef's special of the evening, Cajun Tacos. I don't remember all it had, but it for sure had blackened fish, slaw, and crema in spinach tortillas served on top of a bed of red beans and rice. No regrets! I sampled my family's' dishes and they were great too! We spent the rest of the evening reading and hot tubbing (that's a word now).
The next morning we had a quick breakfast and then decided to drive up the peninsula. We had a long search for coffee! The benefit of visiting during off-season is that it is not packed with people, the downside is that the majority of the local businesses are closed from winter to May! We finally found an open coffee shop called Brew Coffeehouse, and, to my surprise, they served Stone Creek Coffee!
The inside was super cute! I especially loved their "what a brew-tiful day" mug. I ordered my favorite latte: almond milk with honey.
We drove all the way to the upper peninsula! Wisconsin kind of looks like a hand with the fingers together, and we were at the tip of the "thumb." There are a couple islands with hiking trails and campgrounds that could be reached via a ferry, but is was a pretty chilly day so we decided against it. The next time I am in Door County I would love to go!
Then we drove around to check out some of the local businesses that were still open. We drove down the windy road showcased in the postcard below, and my best description of the experience is that it was a "tummy tickler!"
We stopped at one of the parks to walk along the beach- it was still spring break after all! The beach was covered in tons of super beautiful "glass rocks." We tried skipping them in the water and carrying them around with the intention of keeping them as souvenirs, but unfortunately they melted! Then we made snowballs and chased each other around the beach! It was a bit cold, but we had a lot of fun!
We went to Casey's BBQ & Smokehouse for a late lunch. It satisfied the hunger but was not notable. After that, we walked around the shopping complexes near our motel resort.
We ended up buying some Straight Bourbon Whiskey from the Hatch Distilling Company. For the rest of the afternoon, we had some quite reading and hot tubbing time. When evening rolled around, we broke out the snacks, whiskey, and card games! I enjoyed the time my family spent together inside the resort more than the places we visited during this trip. It was so good to see them all again! You know what's more fun than Uno? Tipsy Uno!
On Sunday morning, we went to the Big Easy Bagel & Beignet cafe next to our resort. It was owned by the same company as the Cajun Fireside restaurant! My dad and I ordered beignets while my mom and sister got bagels. I am proud to say I ate four large beignets all by myself. It was worth it! They had so much powdered sugar that when I set one down too quickly, it speckled my sister's coat! I also ordered an almond milk latte, although I was tempted to get the chicory root coffee. I recommend stopping by this place if you are ever in the area!
This trip to Door County was short and sweet and filled with great company. Thanks for reading!
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!