Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wilson's Restuarant & Ice Cream Parlor- Door County

Let's move to food on the peninsula- Wilson's is a must do in my opinion! It has that old time feel with great food and service.  The restaurant has been in the heart of Ephraim since 1906.  The pride and love of the restaurant really oozes through on all levels-from the enthusiastic welcome to the welcoming wait staff.

My daughter loved that it was right across from the park with easy access to the water and boat rentals. My favorite was the one of a kind rootbeer. Wilson's makes their own recipe and it is the perfect balance. I am not a huge soda drinker and I found it just right without to much carbination or overwhelmingly sweet. It also came in a perfectly chilled glass then kept my drink cool the entire meal.

 For our meals we had a blt and hamburger-both were cooked to order and came out perfectly! The blt was cooked to perfection with the just the right amount of crunch. I liked that I had a variety of sides including chips and coleslaw. The coleslaw was beyond fresh and creamy-perfect for a summer day.

 My daughter loved her meal and that she had choices other than fries.

 We ended our meal of course with dessert. The ice cream was so cool and fresh on the palate it was a perfect end to a great meal. It was also very creamy and the sundae was made with love. I always love when ice cream dishes are brought clean especially to children! 

 My husband who is not a huge ice cream fan found the flavors perfectly mixed with a cool refreshing after taste. We enjoyed each portion of the meal and it was very affordable. Whether you are stopping in for an entire meal or a scoop of ice cream you will not be disappointed! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Door County Kayak Tours

Wisconsin would not be complete without an outdoor adventure. We decided to go kayaking with  Door County Kayak Tours.  The company offers so many great tours including a cave tour, bluff tour, wetlands tour, shipwreck tour, sunset tour, and private tours. We decided to go for the cave tour but
the weather was not cooperative during our stay. They do their best to go out when conditions are safe but our amazing guide decided it best to take us up a river and out on a lake. 

 The pre-instruction was spot on and really helped those of us who have never kayaked in our lives. My daughter had a blast going through “lily pad village” leading up to the lake and we had a chance to see some ducks enjoying the sunshine.  My favorite was that the guide will also takes photos of you on the tour which was a huge plus-no need to take your phone and possibly drop it in the lake! The tour was the perfect size group of many different talents. We were by far the least experienced and never felt left behind or like we were not included in the experience. Our guide was also easily acceptable whenever you were in trouble or paddling the wrong direction. As a bonus she also gave us a quick tour on our way to the lake and took us to the caves even though we were not able to go through. Overall a great first kayaking experience to bring out a little bit of outdoor adventure. 
You can book online here or call to schedule.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Door County- Chicago Fireboat

The Chicago Fire boat is one of the must do boat tours on the island. The atmosphere is so fun and relaxed I recommend the tour for anyone with children or just looking for an entertaining tour. We began with a quick introduction of the area and then went under the bridge-this was the start to a wonderful almost two hour tour! 

 The boat also has a restroom and  is full of great snacks and drinks including adult beverages. We enjoyed mimosa's while watching the seagulls float on the buoys. 

We loved all the great surprises including a chance to spray the working firehouse! My daughter loved that she could be a pretend firefighter and help just like the boat did in the past. 

After her grand adventure we also had a visit by the fire dog-so much fun! I don't think there was a dull moment on the truly stay entertained while enjoying all of the sights.

 The boat also of course took us past the lighthouse which was a gorgeous view. I don't think we had as much fun or saw our daughter laugh as much as she did on the “cruise”. 
The crowd size was perfect on our afternoon adventure.  The boat is the perfect size to have a perfect spot no matter if you pick the benches up front or the tables in the back. You can get tickets here or call to schedule a cruise. This was by far our favorite family outing while in Door County!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

And we are off on our next adventure...

It's summer time which means it is time for us to travel and explore more of our great country! Next of the list is Door County, Wisconsin.

We are very excited to sample local cuisine and just relax by the lake-stay tuned for highlights from some of our favorite places!