If you missed Door County Part 1, you can catch up HERE!
So obviously marathoners are supposed to run, which I did very little of, but I must also admit that although beer and cheese aren’t normally a big part of my diet, they were this weekend! It started early on our way up to Door County with a stop at Kopp’s in Milwaukee.
I’m not usually a big fan of frozen custard, but everyone raves around Kopp’s, so I had to try it. And it was every bit more amazing than I could have imagined! I finished half of the turtle custard before the BOY was done with his burger.
With full and happy tummies, we got back on the road for Door County. We checked into our hotel and then drove up north to Sister Bay for Friday Night Fish Fry. This is a common theme in Wisconsin and one worth participating in! In the past, the BOY and I have not been up in DC on Fridays, so this was exciting.
I remembered from years past that the Sister Bay Bowl has the best fish fry in the county. By 5:30, there was already a 45 minute wait, so we walked across the street to Husby’s for a Happy Hour beer.
For dinner, we both agreed on the fried perch, which came with fries and a slaw.
The breading was light and the perch every bit as wonderful as I remember! We even considered ordering another plate to share but instead made our way back to Fish Creek. On the way, we caught a beautiful sunset, which I tried to photo from the moving car.
The night was young, so our next stop was the tavern for some New Glarus on tap. What a treat!
I’m talking specifically about the beer, but the entire day was full of them! Day 2 started with a bike ride and then it was off to the winery for a tasting.
It’s 5:00 somewhere!!!
After our tasting, we decided to sit out back listening to live music with some wine.
And an antipasto plate! Everything on the plate was local, fresh, and incredible! The BOY and I devoured the entire thing!
Then went back home for a nap. When we woke up, it had rained and there was a full rainbow that we could see from our porch. It was soo cool!
The next day involved a run and some hiking, which was followed by a an amazing meal at our favorite restaurant, Wild Tomato!
You might remember it from last year’s post Will Hike For Pizza!
I should also tell you that Wild Tomato has a fantastic beer list, including a new local brew from Door County Brewing Company called Little Sister that is my new favorite beer! I brought home a trunk full : )
I should probably also confess that we returned to Wild Tomato for a second meal of pizza and beer on our last day.
Embarrassing, but true!
So as you can see…my weekend was a little more beer, biking, and cheese than marathon prep (oh and did I mention the dark chocolate covered cherries?!), but totally worth it!
Between the food, relaxation, outdoor activities, and sunsets, the BOY and I always have the BEST vacation up in Door County!
Which is why I’ve decided to title Door County Part 3: Why I Heart Door County…although it probably should be called,”How I returned to reality, stopped drinking beer, woke up early, and became a marathoner again!” LOL : )