In the spirit of the New Year and de-cluttering my house, I felt like my 100 Things list could use a makeover. New year, new things to accomplish. I didn’t really make any resolutions this year. Losing weight is obviously out of the question, so the next best thing is to complete my list. Hopefully before #2 arrives. ‘Cause I know this mommy won’t have much time for anything after that!
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J and I were able to enjoy some time away together this past weekend. My parents offered to watch S and the pooch overnight so we could head up to Door County. This was the first overnight stay we have had without S since she arrived, all 19 and a half months ago, so needless to say, we were more than ready to enjoy a night off.
Our hotel reservations were set for the Eagle Harbor Inn in Ephraim, so we had a nice leisurely drive up through many of the door county towns before we found our hotel. We stopped in Fish Creek to check out some of the quaint shops, pottery workshops, the Door County Confectionery (I highly recommend the chocolate covered s’mores!) and a really neat olive oil shop called the Oilerie. This is a great shop for cooks. You can sample many kinds of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I have to admit, the thought of downing little thimblefuls of plain oil was a little strange at first, but you really only take enough in your mouth to get a taste for the oil. Here we are sampling the oil.
After spending some time sampling things, we decided on the garlic flavored olive oil (can’t wait to try popping some popcorn with it!) and an amazing 25 year aged balsamic. It was so sweet tasting, just melted in your mouth. We also picked up some fire-roasted salsa. Here I am paying. J thought it would be funny to get a shot of me NOT saving money. (just incase you were wondering, I left my coupon binder at home…pretty sure there are no great deals to be had in Door County!)
This was a risky shot, it almost cost us the life of our camera. Luckily, J was able to fix the jammed lens! (the lens cap got stuck in our car when J tried to take the camera off the car and the camera got bumped around)
It wasn’t quite time to head to our hotel for check in yet, so we headed north to Sister Bay to have a burger at the Sister Bay Bowl. Now, there is nothing fancy about the Sister Bay Bowl. As the name implies, it is indeed a bowling alley. There’s a bar and booths facing a big flat-screen tv (which had the Badger basketball game on when we were there). We each ordered a Spotted Cow and I had the most unbelievable cheeseburger I have ever had in my life and J ordered the chili dog.
After a very satisfying lunch, we headed south to our hotel. We got checked in and squared away and took in our lovely accommodations for the night. The rooms here are spacious, have a kitchenette, a two-way fireplace, and a whirlpool. There is also a pool, sauna and workout room, but we didn’t use those during our stay. Cookies and hot apple cider were served in the main commons from 3-5, so we headed down to partake. The cookies were store-bought, so nothing to write home about, but the cider was good and served in cute little glass cups with handles (nice for drinking hot cider). We enjoyed actually being able to converse without being interrupted by a certain little toddler. Definitely a relaxing, romantic Valentine’s Day weekend.
Our dinner reservations were at 7:30 at T Ashwell’s. That’s a post that will take some time, so check back later if you want the scoop on our valentine’s day meal.