Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Little Getaway

Zach and I went on an impromptu getaway on Monday. I was off from work on Monday and on a whim we headed up to Door County for a overnight getaway. Door County is one of our favorite places to go. One of the best things about going away is the food. And we ate pretty good for 24 hours. Above is an Asparagus Quesadilla and side salad with a creamy dill dressing. Wow, crazy good.
Along with the ice cream, the salmon, the whitefish, the omelet, the burgers, and the fudge.
The English Inn, where we had the salmon and whitefish.

Monday night we went to Pirate's Cove for mini golf. There are several places for mini golf at Door County, but pirate themed is always the better choice. We did keep score, and Zach won. The short puts always kill me.
Oh, so that is where the treasure is. Get the shovel.

After being thwarted twice at sunset and in the morning by wind and waves, we were able to get in a sailboat ride mid day on Tuesday. The wind and waves calmed down a bit. We sailed out of Sister Bay and sailed along the coast to Fish Creek and back. Zach has a thing for sailboats. (Okay, that might be a understatement) We sailed on a restored 40 foot Cal Sloop. Neither of us have been in a sailboat that large. We had 4 other people on the boat and the captain.

It was the perfect weather for sailing. Captain Andy was pleased with the conditions. And I didn't get seasick! I was a little worried about that. If it was rougher conditions, then it would probably be a different story.
Zach and I usually try to take a self portrait of ourselves every time we are doing something fun. He gets the honors of taking the picture, he has longer arms.
One of our shipmates offered to take a proper picture for us.
We also spied the famous goats on the roof in Sister Bay at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant. We didn't eat there, but we took in the goat-ertainment.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Odd Bug

Last night after work I noticed a large bug with obnoxiously large antennae on the outside of the car. I took its picture with my cell phone and then it flew away before I could get a non blurry picture. Any ideas what it is?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Deja Vu All Over Again

Zach and I have been back at making game boards again. This time an order of 20. It appears we will have to build an additional 40 over the summer, but perhaps in 2 waves. The good thing is that the customer is happy with our product, but the bad thing is they want more. It's like the movie Groundhog Day around here lately, but with game board construction.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


It's been gray and raining everyday for nearly a week now and it's taking it's toll on everyone. Maggie doesn't want to go outside, scared of storms. Queequeg hasn't had a suitable sunspot to lay in for days. And the chickens rather perch on the wishing well than wander in the rain. We are promised some sunshine tomorrow.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

More than just Candy

Zachary and I stopped at one of our favorite places to go in Appleton recently, Wilmar Chocolates. We discovered this place about a year and half ago while frequenting the game store, Chimera Hobby Shop, a few blocks away. We used to swing by the chocolate shop if we were near, but it is getting to the point we make the trip just for the treats. The sweet creations that come out of this place puts Hershey and Mars to shame, even Ghirardelli. This last visit netted us French Mints, Peanut Butter Squares, and Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels with Sea Salt. I think our stash lasted about a day, they are irresistible. Zach isn't a dark chocolate person, but I am and I wanted to try the twist with the sea salt. Wow, chocolate and salt really do go together. It really brings out the full flavor of the dark chocolate. I never thought chocolate could bring me to my knees in sweet bliss.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


This morning while weeding the garden, I found ripe strawberries. We have a small plot of them that we planted last spring. The berries are small, but they are full of flavor and the just right amount of sweetness. They made an excellent breakfast.