Up The Door
Jamie, Michaela and I went to Sturgeon Bay yesterday. We parked at the marina downtown and had lunch right on the water, overlooking the boats - and the steel bridge.
We got our bikes out of the truck and rode to a geocache. Didn't find it though, so we kept riding, right along Sturgeon Bay, towards the lookout tower at Potawatomi State Park.
Our waitress let us in on some local knowledge - take N. Duluth Ave. (even though it says Dead End) and there are a few parking spots at the end, and a trail into the park (no vehicle admission fee).
We were 3/4 of the way along when we heard thunder - no tower climbing at this time. We got a little wet on the ride back to the truck, but just a light rain. A nice 8 mile ride.
We loaded up and drove the 5 miles or so to the Lake Michigan side of the peninsula. The road I picked happened to terminate at a new State Natural Area - right on the beach. We played on the beach for awhile even though there was a light rain. Jamie let us know he was going to go under, and when he hesitated, his wise older sister helped him along.
We returned home for a restful grilling of brats, a Disney movie, a good nights sleep, and Michaela making omelets for us in the late morning.