We took advantage of the long holiday weekend and made it even longer by heading to Green Bay last Wednesday. It sure makes the work week more bearable knowing it’s going to be over by Wednesday! We stayed until Monday and enjoyed a lot of relaxation and family time, and we even got to make it up to Door County for a day.

Mostly it was nice to just be able to breathe for a little while. You kind of get numb to it after awhile but DC is so busy, crowded and congested (and so dang expensive) that being out in the farmlands of Wisconsin was quite literally like a breath of fresh air. There’s just so many trees!!! And fields and cows and air! My little heart was singing. And also maybe contemplating how to move permanently to the Midwest… It cracks Zach and I up that when we were in high school we dreamed and planned how we’d live in the big city and now we scheme about how to go about buying and running a farm. Oh growing up. It’s fun to grow up together.

On our day in Door County we alternated between eating, walks to the water, eating, walks in the woods, eating, and eating some more. Well with only one day we had to make sure we got all our favorites in! Al’s for breakfast, Wilson’s for lunch, Shoreline for dinner. No regrets. One of the best parts was the sunset Lala and I caught down by the Yacht Club – no other beauty compares.

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And of course a trip home wouldn’t be complete without seeing this guy! Although surprisingly we did miss Duncan a lot and I kept accidentally calling Gus all of Duncan’s nicknames. That little rascal has really swiggity’d his way into my heart. But I will say it was wonderful getting to love on Gus all weekend and not have to worry about what he was getting into or having him try to herd everyone around the house! Those nips in the butt hurt…


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We spent time with our oldest friends and made festive cupcakes and visited with their new pup!


Until next time, you Midwestern heaven you.


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2 Responses to MDW

  1. lindakay2728 says:

    It was wonderful to see you, not just at graduation, but in Ephraim and Green Bay as well. I’m amazed that you are mentally ready to shed the city before you’re 50. It took us longer, but boy, are we happy here!

  2. Marcia Ellis says:

    Air is a thing. Agreed!

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