Shopping and some hiking

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Lighthouse tower within Peninsula State Park

Today is my day!  Yesterday was designated shopping day, today is hiking day.  All we had to do was begin with church and then go back and change into some hiking clothes.  And we began the hike, by hiking downtown Fish Creek.  Wait a minute.  This isn't the hiking I had in mind.  But I did steal some shopping time yesterday for some hikes, so we hiked in and out of a few shops. This was fine, there were some more interesting shops in Fish Creek than the other towns, a little more variety and some things that were actually of interest to me.  And we finished the morning hike by getting some lunch on our walk back, an ice cream cone.  Delicious, of course we did have some leftovers in the hotel room from the night before.

Town of Ephraim
 

    After lunch, and a nap, it was time for the hike.  Fish Creek is just on the outside of Peninsula State Park.  Which appears to be a great park.  This seems to be the big draw for people with families.  While some people enjoy the shopping, and it doesn't seem to be a great place for little kids, within the park are lots of hiking and biking trails, and with a few bike rental shops outside the park, it would be a large recommendation for a small town family weekend.  We however did not pay for the bikes, and stuck so some trails with a stop at a light house, and a stop at the lookout tower from which you can see the neighboring towns, much of Green Bay (not the city) and across the Peninsula you can see a sliver of Lake Michigan.

The Docks of Ephraim
  A great sight a lots of activities.  We've decided on our next trip up to Door County it will not be in a hotel, but camping within the State Park with our bikes.  Most towns also had Kayak rental to go around the Bay, or stick to the bikes, which did not have to stay in the park. 

That night we visited a restaurant a little north of us that was a little pricier.  I had a Tuna Steak Sandwich (delicious) and Brenda had Fried Chicken for $16.  And it came out cold.  A little disappointed for the amount of money that was paid, I found the waiter and she said she would take care of it.  We felt a little bad because we are not complainers when we go out to eat.  Normally we just suck it up and move on, but for the price we thought we should just say something.

Sunset on the docks in Ephraim
  Well, the owner shows up tells us new chicken is cooking and offers a free dessert.  Of course we gladly accept, soon receive the chicken, feels very hot and I burn myself on the leg.  Brenda however cuts open the breast and the inside feels like it came right out of the fridge.  The owner stopped back and we gave her the bad news.  Come to find out, the fryer is on its way out, and they gave us a free meal, plus a gift certificate for $25 for our next trip.  We actually got paid for eating there, awesome.  And despite the cold chicken, their service and politeness did win us over and we would be willing to return on our next trip.  The Tuna steak was great! 

With it being Sunday night, we came to the realization that all must end, and tomorrow was our drive back to home.  Brenda would drive so I could get back to the homework, but for a couple days, it was great to be able to hang out with my wife again.  (It is now summer break, which is why I am able to spend time writing this, she is at work :)

 

 

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Lighthouse tower within Peninsula …
Lighthouse tower within Peninsula…
Town of Ephraim
Town of Ephraim
The Docks of Ephraim
The Docks of Ephraim
Sunset on the docks in Ephraim
Sunset on the docks in Ephraim
View over Green Bay from the light…
View over Green Bay from the ligh…
View over Green Bay from the light…
View over Green Bay from the ligh…
View over Green Bay from the light…
View over Green Bay from the ligh…
Lighthouse within Peninsula State …
Lighthouse within Peninsula State…
View of Ephraim from the observati…
View of Ephraim from the observat…
Some Kayakers around Green Bay
Some Kayakers around Green Bay
Sunset on the docks in Ephraim
Sunset on the docks in Ephraim
Sunset on the docks in Ephraim
Sunset on the docks in Ephraim
Sailboat docked for the night outs…
Sailboat docked for the night out…
Observation tower we were at earli…
Observation tower we were at earl…
Sunset from Ephraim
Sunset from Ephraim
Fish Creek
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