Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sunday Drive

Sunday came upon us as a blank page. One of those uncommon days were neither
of us had to work, had no plans, and the lawn was already mowed for the
week. Our favorite kind of day. Longing for a few hours of different sights,
we drove to Door Peninsula.

One of the best things about Sunday drives is perusing the public radio
stations while driving. To the Best of Our Knowledge entertained us with a
hour on the afterlife. (Anybody else enamored with Jim Fleming's voice as
much as I am?) That was followed with This American Life, with a
segment about Wisconsin's attempt to tear itself apart politically of recent
months was an interesting find. Funny to hear a national take on local
politics. And with recent news of allegedly one WI supreme court justice
putting another WI supreme court justice in a choke-hold... No wonder our
state is getting some attention.

Once reaching the heart of the peninsula, we had lunch at the Chef's Hat in
Ephraim. It is one of our favorite places to eat in Door County. They have a
wonderful menu, but I have yet to stray from my choice dish there, asparagus
quesadilla and salad with dill dressing.

Afterwards we resorted to our pastime of roaming a few marinas. Zachary's
love of sailboats draw us every time. Either admiring the ones in harbor or
watching the ones under sail, often lead our conversations to wistful dreams
and goals for someday. There is something about water with Zachary and I
that gets us thinking on a larger scale, bigger picture, forgetting about
our mundane jobs and chores for awhile. And while on a park bench over
looking the water, we get that re-centering that we need. A good day indeed.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Renaissance Faire

Today Zachary and I went to the Chippewa Valley Renaissance Faire, in Chippewa Falls. It is a new faire, only a few years old. It was also new to us too, as it was our first time there. My best guess the size of this one is about a 1/3 of the ones we been too, but it was a fun day nonetheless. We especially enjoyed the Suitcase Shakespeare Company's rendition of The Taming of the Shrew, very funny. I would have taken more pictures, but our camera battery was low. :-(

Trying on a leather wizard hat at the leather shop. I liked it, but I don't know too many leather clad wizard types.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Finally got our vegetable garden planted this year. Its been a wet and cool spring, but with the hot weather we have been having lately, it will take off quickly. I ended up playing with the spacing this year. 2 of the 3 boxes are set up with the larger plants, like tomatoes, summer squash, and cucumbers. This way hopefully will lead to less competition with the plants.

This past weekend marked our 7 year wedding anniversary. Its hard to believe it has been 7 years already. Zachary had to work all weekend, but we hope to celebrate this weekend.