Sunday, June 29, 2008

Door County

I wake up early to the chatter of my youngest, sleeping in a pack and play at the foot my bed, “Daddy? Daddy?” he says over and over. Suddenly, he remembers where we are and he begins to yell, excitedly, “BAMMA! BAMMA!” (Grandma.)

I dress quickly, guzzle a cup of coffee, and throw him in the bike trailer for an early morning let’s-not-wake-up-anyone-else bike ride. The town of Ephraim is completely still, and I ride along the lake, listening to the birds and the chatter of my almost-two-year-old.

“Ducks! Ducks!” he points.

I ride back, have breakfast, and then another crew is out on their bikes. Llama Papa, Uncle Llama and the cousins all go for a ride.

And so our first day of vacation in Door County unfolds.

A week of digging in the sand, throwing rocks, swimming in the lake, reading books on the porch, going out for ice cream, and just hanging out follows.

As vacations go, it was a perfect 10.

11 comments:

NaNcY said...

interesting name for a county

Llama Momma said...

Nancy -- It's a beautiful place in Wisconsin...never thought of it as sounding funny, but I guess it kinda does, doesn't it?

It's a wonderful spot for a family vacation, though. I can't say enough about that.

A Musing Mom said...

Sounds wonderful!

Mommy Cracked said...

That sounds like a totally fantastic way of spending a summer morning.

Anonymous said...

I am SO, SO jealous, for SO many reasons!

(:-)

Marmot Mom said...

I've heard about the area many times and wanted to visit. Sounds wonderful!

Kelsey said...

Aww what fun! Cant wait to hear more!

megs @ whadusay said...

sounds wonderful - I love vacation!

spaghettipie said...

That DOES sound like a perfect 10. Maybe even ultra-perfect if the temperature does not have an extra "0" on the end of that 10 like it does here in Texas.

Llama Momma said...

SP -- amazingly, the weather was fantastic. A few hot days for the beach, but by "hot" I mean "80s."

And with all the cousins there, I actually read two books cover to cover. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

To Badgers like me, the name is no funnier than Cape Cod! I've been visiting Door County for years, enjoying the bluffs, the shoreline, the smell of woodsmoke on summer evenings, the once-somnolent little villages that have now become crowded (but crowded with fun shops and interesting people). It's a great place for a family vacation and a romantic getaway.