Summer Breeze, Enchanted Towns

I can’t believe Summer is almost coming to an end !  I spent the majority of it in Florida, and now that I am back home in Wisconsin, I can still enjoy it here in beautiful Door County as well.

Nicolet beach
Nicolet beach… how pretty is this?!  – photo found in thelandmarkresort.com 
Photo courtesy of Door County Visitors Bureau
Photo courtesy of Door County Visitors Bureau

I haven’t been able to go this year yet but in one week I am planning to change that.  In the meantime, here are some pictures I took last year during my last visit to Door County, and others found in the internet, so I can share the beauty of such an amazing place with you.  It is so worth the visit!  not only in the summer but during all seasons, my favorites being, Summer and Fall. The views are literally breathtaking sometimes…

Little magic towns of Door County
Little magic towns of Door County
To give you an idea of the privileged location
To give you an idea of the privileged location

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Egg Harbour, one of the many charming small towns in Door County.

Eggs arriving for the
Eggs arriving for the “Eggstravaganza” in Egg Harbor  -found on villageofeggharbor.org 
Here you can see some of them better! Picture found in the internet.
Here you can see some of them better!  (Photo: Mary Anderson/For the Door County Advocate )
Do you see the eggs decorated in different colours and designs?
Do you see the eggs decorated in different colours and designs here? Not really! my photos sucked this time…
Better?! I know! Not my photo though ;)
Better?! I know! Not my photo though 😉
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Charming places everywhere
Founded on: wulzenadventures.blogspot.com
Founded on: wulzenadventures.blogspot.com
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Fish Creek, another beautiful town in Door County, only a short drive apart from Egg Harbour.
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Nature goes crazy here in the summer, colors are intense and refreshing!
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How cute is this Shop?
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Cactuses made of metal!
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I like the little pink bicycle hanging from the arched entrance
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Colorful, simple and beautiful
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There it is, a better view, I didn’t ask but I’m sure is by a local artist, I’ll ask next week
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Holly Hydrangeas!!!
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I’m often fascinated by trees, particularly tree trunks and sometimes, when “available” 😉 , roots…
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Such a picturesque town!
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What a beauty!  you can feel the relaxing atmosphere everywhere, perfect place to unwind !
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Just lovely! I always try to walk everywhere to be able to take it all in…
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Blessed geography
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I’ve found myself having a hard time concentrating lately, more than usual.  I wish I could share more about this magical place now, but I can’t…. It’s been almost a month since I posted so I wanted to break the ice again, just pictures.
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So you can better see where it is, and how amazing of a location it is!
So you can better see where it is, and how amazing of a location it has…
Eagle Bluff in Peninsula State Park
Eagle Bluff in Peninsula State Park
Ephraim Harbour in Ephraim. Another gorgeous town in Door County.
Ephraim Harbour in Ephraim. Another gorgeous town in Door County.

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I was absolutely smitten with this adorable cottage!

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Egg Harbor beach, from thelandmarkresort.com
Egg Harbor beach, from thelandmarkresort.com
Cave Point
Cave Point -Found in thelandmarkresort.com
Alpaca farm near Egg Harbor
Alpaca farm near Egg Harbor
Sunset in southern Door County
Sunset in southern Door County
Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay
Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay
Sturgeons decorating the streets of Sturgeon Bay
Sturgeons decorating the streets of Sturgeon Bay
I use to ride my bicycle for hours at a time, I need to bring back such a pleasure in my life!
I use to ride my bicycle for hours at a time, I need to bring back such a pleasure in my life!

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Cave Point in Whitefish Dunes State Park
Cave Point in Whitefish Dunes State Park
Whitefish Dunes
Whitefish Dunes
Cliff jumping , Cave Point, Whitefish Dunes
Cliff jumping , Cave Point, Whitefish Dunes
Cave Point
Cave Point
Whitefish Dunes, my favorite beach in Door County. Photo found in the internet. I'll come back later on to add the credit when I find it.
Whitefish Dunes, my favorite beach in Door County. To the left, within walking distance, is Cave Point.  Photo found in the internet. I’ll come back later on to add the credit when I find it.
Floating above the wreck of the AUSTRALASIA in Whitefish Dunes State Park
Floating above the wreck of the AUSTRALASIA in Whitefish Dunes State Park, again, not my picture. I apologize for not providing the source, I collect them almost frantically and it is very hard to keep track of where they came from…
Bicycling in Door County is paradise
Bicycling in Door County is paradise

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Tall Ships in Sturgeon Bay
Tall Ships in Sturgeon Bay
Sherwood Point Lighthouse near Sturgeon Bay
Sherwood Point Lighthouse near Sturgeon Bay
Peninsula State, Nicolet Beach
Peninsula State, Nicolet Beach

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Door County Trolley
Door County Trolley
Thorp House
Thorp House Inn, Fish Creek
Thorp House Inn Rooms
Thorp House Inn Rooms
Thorp House Inn, Fish Creek
Thorp House Inn, Fish Creek
Thorp House Inn breackfast
Thorp House Inn breackfast
The Juniper Inn
The Juniper Inn
Birchwood Lodge, Sister Bay
Chanticleer Guest House, Sturgeon Bay
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Photo Credit to DoorCounty.com/Door County Visitor Bureau Orchard Country Winery and Market ripe cherries w/barn
Photo Credit to DoorCounty.com/Door County Visitor Bureau
Orchard Country Winery and Market ripe cherries w/barn
Cherry blossom trees in Door County are usually in full bloom in late May. Photo courtesy Door County Visitor Bureau
Cherry blossom trees in Door County are usually in full bloom in late May. Photo courtesy Door County Visitor Bureau
The End
What an amazing place!  I hope some of you will feel compelled to plan a short or long vacation to “The Door”, I am sure you won’t regret it.  Thank you for taking this virtual trip with me! xx

IN MEMORIAM ~ MEMORIAL DAY

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Amazing Grace…
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How sweet the sound…
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…that saved a wretch like me…
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I once was lost, but now I’m found… was blind, but now I see.
When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as one of the most powerful in the process:
When 2nd Lt. James Cathey’s body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine’s casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as one of the most powerful in the process: “See the people in the windows? They’ll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what’s going through their minds, knowing that they’re on the plane that brought him home,” he said. “They’re going to remember being on that
plane for the rest of their lives. They’re going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.”
(TODD HEISLER/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)
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‘Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear, and Grace my fears relieved; 
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How precious did that Grace appeared, the hour I first believed.
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Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come
Brittany Jacobs kisses her son Chris near the grave site of her late husband, Christopher Jacobs, at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
‘Tis Grace hath brought me safe thus far, and Grace will lead me home. 
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The Lord has promised good to me, His Word my hope secure; he will my Shield and Portion be, as long as life endures.
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Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease…
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I shall possess within the veil, a life of joy and peace…
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The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, the sun forebear to shine…
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But God who called me here below, will be forever mine.
ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 26:  William McKeen sits at the grave of his best friend Kevin Lucas in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 26, 2008 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is where many of those who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been buried. Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the US, commemorates members of America's military that died while in service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun
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We’ve no less days to sing God’s Praise, than when we’d first began.
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Amazing Grace…
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GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAN ONE, LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS…. John 15:13
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I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd gives his life for the sheep … John 10:11
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I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid  of those who kill the body and after that can do no more… Luke 12:4
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Who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty…
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I will say of The Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. Psalm 91

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Dog tags signifying each soldier killed in action that has passed through School of Infantry East, are displayed on a memorial in the entrance of Ivy Hall - the headquarters of the school - at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Thursday, September 30, 2010. (Sheila Vemmer/staff)
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You won't see this on the news
You won’t see this on the news
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Noah Galloway
Noah Galloway
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