Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Fun in Door County, Wisconsin

I have been blessed with a wonderful fall back in the Midwest! It's been really good to be around, and I'm looking forward to telling you more about it later. I know I have been terrible at keeping up with my blog, but there are some things I've wanted to share with you! One of them is the fact that I have had so much fun exploring a few new places, specifically in Wisconsin.

A week ago I had the extreme pleasure of hanging out with some friends from LaCrosse, WI. We were all coworkers at the hospital there, and I'm so thankful I was able to make some lifelong friendships. We had been talking about how fun it would be to hang out again once I'm back in the Midwest, and planned on a fun weekend in Door County. I wasn't sure what my work schedule would be like and if it could actually work to join them, so I was THRILLED that it worked out! I had often heard great things about Door County (such as it being one of the most beautiful places in our amazing country) and those things all came true. It was an incredible weekend!

It turns out that Susan, Stacy, and LaVonne all enjoy taking pictures JUST AS MUCH AS I DO! and I never thought that could be possible! So, we actually have a few hundred pictures between all of us, and I've wanted to share them with you but obviously narrow them down first. I was able to post some on Facebook but of course wanted some on here for my friends and family without Facebook. I'll put a link to that photo album, though, if you'd like to check it out. I haven't done that before but am hoping it's easy. If not... well... nevermind.


(Ooooo.... it worked! Just copy and paste it into your browser and then click on the album name to see all the pictures!)

On our way to Door County we had to drive through Green Bay. As I lifelong Vikings fan, I wasn't so sure about this... Was it okay to be in Packer country? I had been in Appleton the week before and learned that many, many, many things on that side of the state are decked out in green and gold, but I have to say I was a little surprised to find that even the fire hydrants in Green Bay are painted Packer green!

I was able to narrow the 100's of pictures down to just 51 (yes, that was a very difficult task, but I was up for it...) and wanted to put them all in this post individually. But, since my loving father pointed out that my posts seem to be getting longer and longer, I opted for a slide show. So, if you're up for it, grab a cup of tea and enjoy the show!

There, now that wasn't too bad, was it?

I left our fun weekend early on Sunday morning to meet up with a friend and head back to MN. It turns out that the girls didn't forget about me while I was gone, however. It seems as though "I" was able to enjoy the fun with them, and while there are many pictures I won't post, I thought you might enjoy seeing "me" playing Scrabble,

and going to Lambeau Field!

It was one of the most enjoyable weekends I've had, and I'm so glad I've now shared it with you! If you ever have the chance to go do Door County, Wisconsin, don't pass it up. You'd be missing out!


Susan said...

Love the post,Kari. Glad you enjoyed "visiting" with us on Sunday as well. We had so much fun on our vacation, can't wait to do it again. Glad your visit with your Appleton friend was a fun end to a great weekend.

Jim and Marilyn said...

Looks like a beautifully, fun weekend. We are so glad that you were able to reconnect with your former co-workers. What a blessing! And such lovely fall pictures.

Leingang Family said...

Wisconsin is the next state I want to visit. And not just because it's the home of the Packers. But I am a little jealous!

Eric, Maralee, & Baby S said...

Beautiful pics! We found that same "hole in the rock" when we visited Door County. Looks like a great time with friends!!

M and B said...

I don't think I could visit Lambeau Field without doing something "not good" to their field. Go Vikings!