|Egg Harbor in Door County Wisconsin|
|Giant Hiawatha statue in the city park in Ironwood, Wisconsin.|
Though it had been over ten years since we'd been here in Door County, we didn't see that a lot had changed. Wilson's Ice Cream shop was still the place to stop for a great lunch (or ice cream!) in Ephraim. We sat under the awning and enjoyed our sandwiches and watched the activity at the beachfront park across the street.
After a day of riding, sight-seeing, and even a little shopping we tried one of the traditional things that tourists do in Door County. Pelletier's is just one of the restaurants that offers the Fish Boil, but probably one of the most popular. You can click on their link for a full description of the "event" and the meal. Which is basically just whitefish, potatoes and onions. Maybe not the best meal we had on our trip, but still one of those things you just have to do when visiting the area. The cherry pie that comes with the meal was wonderful though!
I thought you might like this pretty Wisconsin dairy farm photo. Of course, buzzing by at 60 MPH on a Harley does not make it easy to get a good photo.
We timed our departure from Door County to arrive in Sheboygan, Wisconsin around lunch time. After a quick stop at the nice Harbor Centre Marina where we kept our boat when we had one, we were happy to find that one of our favorite restaurants of all time was still in business. Il Ritrovo has the BEST wood fired pizza!
So good, that I forgot take a photo until after we'd eaten half of it. The waitress tried to tell us that one pizza only serves one. But with the bruschetta, this was plenty for the two of us.
Other than racing the rain storm, we'd had wonderful weather on this trip. But by this afternoon, the heat was back on. Once we got on the road, it wasn't too bad, but as we headed south to Milwaukee we hit road construction. For those of you who ride motorcycles, you know the joys of sitting in traffic on a hot Harley! We were happy to finally get to our daughter's condo in northern Illinois, and even happier that her new air conditioner had been installed! Her college roommate and her cute little baby were visiting too, so we were lucky that there was room at this inn! One food group we hadn't yet enjoyed on this trip was Mexican. So E recommended a local place called Rudy's Mexican Grill. We'd been here before, but I think it was so cold and rainy that I didn't really remember the food. But this time I had the Tacos James - steak and shrimp tacos. Yummy!
We've never ridden the Harley through the Chicago area before, and we weren't looking forward to it much this trip. But it was either that, or take a looooong detour around the city and add several hours to our trip home. So we got up early and hit the road. I don't think we've ever had such an easy trip through Chicago - car or motorcycle. But it was about 7:30 am on a Saturday morning and we lucked out with the light traffic.