Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Having Fun With the Fam in Door County

We took the fam to Door County on Saturday, enough of us to pile into 3 cars for the trip. We had 1 particular spot we knew we had to visit and were happy to wander after that had been checked off of our summer to do list. So off we went, at a bright and early (for us!) 9am, all the way to PC Junction in  Baileys Harbor, one of our all time favorite places to hang out for 3 hours at a time. Seriously though, the kids are entertained for absolute ages when we're there. It's a storybook forest turned into a giant playground, with loads of pedal go-carts and trails for riding, a larger than life chess board, bright red doors hanging randomly from trees, and a 900 pound pig. Really.

The tiny restaurant at PC Junction was fantastic too! We squished into a room that was filled primarily with what looked like a bar (made out of those bright doors) and they sent out each families baskets of food on a train that circled around the bar and stopped in front of us to unload our goodies. The kids were enthralled and the food was pretty yummy.
Once we were finally finished with PC Junction we took off for Whitefish Dunes State Park and had a little beach time and swim in Lake Michigan. At least the brave ones!
And after washing off some very sandy boys, enough so that we could hop in the car without half the beach following us in (I just vacuumed the inside last week, no kidding!), we were off to find some ice cream. There's just something about Door County ice cream (and cherries, and french toast, and fish fry, and corn mazes, and pies, and confectionaries …). It's delicious! This particular ice cream shop also had a petting zoo with all kinds of baby animals to feed. Watching our children feed and make insightful remarks about these animals is pretty hilarious. Let's just say we're not used to the stinks and the … well mostly the stinks.

Grandpa Elliot watching the calves. Sat just like that for some time.
And there you have it. A full day, a mini vacay, and all on our doorstep. Who needs Florida! :)


  1. You really do have a knack for this photography thing, Kirsty. :) I love how you capture the emotion of the moments as well as creating beautiful images. (Do you have a favorite preset you use with your photos or do you edit them individually? Lovely!)

    1. Thanks Anna! I edit one at a time on my husband's computer because mine is mind bendingly slow. We use Lightroom and Magic Bullet to edit. Hope you had a beautiful weekend with the fam and that all is going smoothly for you. Can't wait to read and see more!


Thanks for reading!
xx Kirsty

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