It's been a week since we got back from our family trip to Door County in northern Wisconsin, and I'm finally getting around to sharing some pictures with you guys. I actually brought my real camera and lenses with me on the trip, which very rarely happens anymore, but I ended up taking a whopping two photos with it and just used my phone for the rest. I used to make a conscious effort to record as much as possible on our travels, but more recently I've adopted the mindset that travels are meant to be enjoyed with as little responsibility as possible. And for me, that means not worrying so much about pulling out the camera (or even the phone) to capture everything in a perfectly curated way with ideal lighting and a perfect balance of subjects, and just living in the moment instead. And that, my friends, is the long explanation as to why the photos you see here are just bits and pieces of our adventure (and certainly nothing fancy).
Highlights of the trip for me included walking into town (we stayed in Sister Bay) everyday with Robbie and Essley, coffee from Drink Coffee (place has the best wallpaper ever), breakfast with my mom and stepdad at Al Johnson's (goats hanging out on grass roofs rule, as do Swedish pancakes), pool hang sessions with my stepdad's (massive) extended family at our hotel (we stayed here), taking Essley to our favorite local candy shop in Fish Creek and ice creamery in Sister Bay, date night with Robbie at Grasse's (their vegetarian nachos = wow) followed by watching the sun set over the bay, stumbling upon the coolest little breakfast burrito stand/hut/cabana called Good Eggs (we were lured in by the sound of Bob Dylan playing), and just driving around and exploring. It really is a beautiful area of the midwest, and I'm sure we'll be back.
We leave again in less than 48 hours for a week in Sonoma County, California. I can't wait. August is definitely the month of travel in the Baswell Williams house this year. Hopefully I'll take more photos this time. Or maybe I'll just skip the photos all together and instead focus completely on being present. Stay tuned.
Have any of you spent time in Door County? Where have you traveled this summer?
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