Sunday, August 13, 2006

God's Country, INDEED!

Dear Cynthia,

I was sorry to read about your accident, but am glad that it sounds like you will be okay. By now, I hope that things are better with your finger, and that you are able to knit a little bit.... And don't forget -- you could always "throw" your yarn (**gasp**). Make sure your tetanus is up-to-date! On a side note, it is awesome that you are so close to finishing! I'm looking forward to seeing it blocking, or blocked, though even as a round little pile of lace, it has a presence!

Our trip was fabulous! Door County has been largely un-developed, and they are working hard to keep it that way. It is beautiful to behold, indeed. Plus, lots of cherry orchards and some grapes and wineries, so a steady supply of wine, too! And, here's a snap of the walls adjacent to the jetted tub in our room at the Inn:The blockers on the far right were close to my foot size, but my husband thought the innkeepers would notice their absence if I took them.

This is a building which has grass growing on the top of it:The locals indicate that this would be normal if the building was actually in Sweden (it is a Swedish restaurant -- Al Johnson's). As a practical joke one day, a guy put a goat on top of it, and the owner liked it so much that he left the goat there (and added some more). Very fun to see three or four goats walking around on the roof, though I'm not sure how much the goats like it!.And, of course, there was Lake Michigan. We hiked next to it, biked next to it, walked on the beach, drove by it, went sailing on it, and kayaked on it (if you are ever wondering if your butt will get wet while kayaking, the answer is "yes", so definitely, if you are thinking about what to wear, a swim suit would be an excellent choice). Also, our Inn was adjacent to it, so we spent a lot of time overlooking it from our balcony (a PERFECT location to KNIT!!) The weather was magnificent, and now that we are home, back in our normal house in our city neighborhood, we more fully recognize what a "gift" we had in taking a trip like that. Today it is "reality" again, with the laundry aftermath and figuring out what to make for dinner.

In the meantime, maybe I'll knit a little bit to help ease the transition.....

Warm regards,
Laura (aka YarnThrower)
P.S. My next post will have knitting content -- I promise!

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