Heading Back off The Grid

Last July, the BOY and I got out of dodge for an active, yet relaxing weekend in Door County Wisconsin.  Tonight, we are heading back up north for our third annual trip.  Due to some procrastination (totally the BOY’s fault), we had interesting accommodations last year, so this year we booked our trip early.  We are staying up in Fish Creek for the first time.  Although I don’t think the sunsets will be as magnificent, we are staying in a cute little downtown area, and I think we still have a view of the water.  I can’t wait!!!




Before heading out of town, I got to spend some time downtown yesterday morning enjoying this gorgeous view of the city.




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I had an appointment downtown and arrived early to beat the traffic.  After finding a parking spot, I decided to walk the half block and cross under Lake Shore Drive to the lake.




There were so many people out biking, running, and swimming.  I haven’t not done much activity since breaking my toe 1 week ago, so I was feeling a bit jealous.  Instead of dwelling on it though, I found a place to sit overlooking the water. I took in the view of the water (which is always so calming), the surrounding buildings and Ferris wheel, and inhaled deeply filling my lungs with fresh air.  It was such a peaceful way to start my morning and kept me balanced all day long.  It reminded me of how important it is to find quiet time each day to just sit and breath.  We should all create a few minutes of calm in the mornings before beginning each crazy day…don’t you think?


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It was fun to watch all of the different people getting active along the lake shore path (and in the water).  I was in awe of all the swimmers enjoying the lake.  There were at least 10 cruising along the shore.  How awesome would it be to live so close to the lake and have this as your playground?! 




It pumped me up for another active weekend in DC!  Although my toe is still sore, I am taking good care to let it heal by keeping it taped and icing often.  I’m feeling confident that it will be good to go this weekend!  And if it is not in top form, I know that the BOY and I will still have a fun and rejuvenating weekend!  Do you need your little toe to go kayaking?


So it is with calming thoughts and more beautiful city views (just in case you didn’t get enough yesterday) that I saw farewell for the next few days.  I am off to appreciate one last weekend with the BOY in one of our favorite locations before his 2L school year begins.  Don’t’ come looking for me…I’ll be off the grid…unless of course you’d like to share some beer and a slice of Fun Guy pizza at Wild Tomato!



Can’t wait to see all the DC fun? 

Here are the details of last year’s vacation…

Where We Stayed

What We Ate (Definitely check out this post!)

How We Kept Moving

The Sunsets (and Wine)

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