I know it can be wicked, as is evidenced by recent events, but I really don't know of another place I'd rather be than in Wisconsin in the summertime. Over the weekend, my wife Terri and I were sitting in our rocking chairs on the patio, practicing for when we get old(er), and the Gold Finches flew in for their late afternoon cool off in the stream. Beautiful! We counted eight of them. For the past five or so years, they have adopted our place as their summer home base and we are glad they did. It started with just a couple, but now their ranks are growing. It really is an awesome sight.
We went on our fave camp trip last week in Door County: Fish Creek to be exact. Do you have one of those places where you feel completely at home even though you're hours away? Door County is like that for us. We made our annual “stock-up” visit to the Oilery and also got that awesome Corsica Loaf from Door County Bakery outside Sister Bay. They make it in olive oil, so it's all oily, but crunchy. It’s hard to describe, but if you're in the neighborhood, try some. A guilty pleasure. We also did alot of kayaking and biking - and thoroughly enjoyed the week.
THE first camping trip of the summer was a great success. One never knows what to expct weather-wise on the Memorial Day holiday. We have survived torrential rain, bone-chilling cold, you name it … but this year was picture perfect. The temps were in the upper 70's with little to no humidity and, best of all, no mosquitos!
We set up camp at an, until now, unknown to me park in Adams county. I've heard of it over the years and now I can truly recommend Lake Petenwell Park. It sits sort of in the middle of nowhere. A tribute to that is the fact that you have to drive a bit to get a cell phone signal. AWESOME! At any rate, it's on.
Next we head to the Door …Door County that is. There's a cool beer festival in Jacksonport on the lake side in June. We're all going up. Our friends, the Wise clan, will be staying in their luxurious condo in Egg Harbor. We will, as always, be camping in Penninsula State Park. It’s a real gem. We even had personalized T-shirts printed and emblazoned with the phrase "Stay Calm and Drink Like A Bonner."