When Country Living Magazine was still quite young, way back in the early 1980's, I began seeing articles about Door County Wisconsin. I was facinated by this beautiful peninsula. The cottages featured in the magazine were so pretty. The Villages looked beautiful and peaceful. I decided, that someday, I would visit this wonderful place.
The print is from a painting titled "Flight" by Door County artist, Jack Anderson. I love this print because it not only reminds me of our Door County trip, but also the bluffs along the rivers and lakes of Missouri. The print hangs beside my desk.
My dream to visit Door County Wisconsin became reality in September, 2004. The photo grid shows our room at The White Gull Inn, Fish Creek. The porch overlooks the courtyard.
We explored Door County over several days. From Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island, we traveled up one side of the peninsula and down the other. We visited several lighthouses. Our last day, we boarded a ferry for a trip to Washington Island.
One interesting evening we watched a Fish Boil, from our porch. What a spectular show it was. The next night we saw it while sitting in the courtyard and dined on the Whitefish dinner.
We browsed the Jack Anderson Gallery, where we purchased The Village and Flight prints. Another gallery, we visited, is the Kathy Glasnap Gallery. You might recognize her work by the tiny Cardinal, she paints into each piece. We enjoyed talking with her and seeing her work. At the Glasnap Gallery, J fell in love with a print depicting a stone house and deer in snow. It hangs in his "lodge", over the mantle. We also brought home prints of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and Cana Lighthouse, by Kathy Glasnap. We toured both of these lighthouses, among others. These prints hang in our breakfast room.
We would love to return to Door County. I said to J, we should plan another trip there. He agreed. I know someone else who would be happy to see us return. Our friend, whom I've known since junior high school, in the late 1950's, Aunt Pittypat, who lives within daytrip distance from Door County.