This will be my last travel blog for awhile as the semester wraps up. During the last weekend of spring break, my parents, sister, and I drove to Door County for a relaxing getaway. We visited during off-season and got a good deal at The Landing at Egg Harbor Motel Resort.
After checking in, we went to the local grocery to get some snacks and drinks for the weekend. While in the parking lot, we saw the strangest business truck: "No Job Too Odd For Todd!" We couldn't stop giggling and coming up with what kind of odd jobs Todd might be willing to do.
For dinner that Friday night, we went to the Cajun themed Fireside restaurant next door to our resort. I have loved Cajun food ever since we visited New Orleans a couple years ago and was happy to find a place in Egg Harbor! We ordered the Bayou Gator bites as an appetizer and they were amazing. For my main meal, I had the chef special of the night, Cajun Tacos. They had blackened fish, slaw, and crema in a spinach tortilla on a bed of red beans and rice. After returning to the resort, we spent the evening reading and hot tubbing (that's a word now).
After a quick breakfast the next morning, we went on a wild goose chase for some good coffee! The benefit to visiting during the off-season is that there are not a lot of people, but the downside is that most of the businesses are closed from winter to May! We finally found a cafe, the Brew Coffeehouse. To my surprise, they served Stone Creek Coffee!
The inside was super cute. I especially enjoyed their "what a brew-tiful day" mug. I ordered my favorite latte, almond milk with honey.
After finding coffee, we drove to the tip of the peninsula! There are a couple islands in the lake with campgrounds and hiking trails that can be reached by ferry. We debated going, but decided it was too cold. If I ever go back during warmer weather, I definitely want to check them out!
Then we visited some of the local businesses that were still open. We went down the windy road depicted in the postcard below. The best way I can describe the experience was that it was a "tummy tickler!"
After that, we headed to the beach- it was still spring break after all! The beach was covered in tons of beautiful "glass rocks." We tried skipping them in the water and carrying them around the keep as souvenirs, but they kept melting! Then we started making snowballs and chasing each other around the beach! It was a bit cold but a lot of fun!
We went to Casey's BBQ & Smokehouse for a late lunch. It satisfied the hunger, but wasn't anything special. Afterwards, we checked out the shopping centers near our resort.
We picked up some Straight Bourbon Whiskey from the Hatch Distilling Company. We spent the rest of the afternoon doing some quiet reading and hot tubbing. Once evening rolled around, we broke out the snacks, drinks, and card games! I had more fun spending time with my family inside the resort than any of the attractions we visited! It was good fun.
For breakfast Sunday morning, we went to the Big Easy Bagel & Beignet cafe. It is owned by the same people as the Cajun themed Fireside restaurant! My dad and I ordered beignets while my mom and sister got bagels. I ate four large beignets by myself and don't regret it for a second! They had so much powdered sugar on them that when I set one down too quickly, it dusted my sister's coat! I also ordered an almond milk latte to take on the road.
The weekend went by too fast, but it was a nice, relaxing getaway. 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!