Finding Some Quiet

What better way to find some quiet for the weekend than sneak off to my parents’ cottage on Lake Michigan where there’s no cell coverage and no Internet access.


First on our agenda was to have lunch at Fred and Fuzzy’s waterfront bar and grille. They serve fabulous bloody mary’s, cherry margaritas, whitefish sandwiches, and sweet potato fries. (I didn’t have ALL that!)

fred and fuzzys

We also had to make sure we stopped at the Door County Ice Cream Factory for the best ice cream. My favorite flavor is Mississippi Mud Pie; Dave’s favorite is Death’s Door Chocolate.

door county ice cream factory

We tried something new this time by stopping at the tasting room of the Island Orchard Cider House.

tasting room

They make the best Normandy style cider, a fermented alcoholic beverage made from apples, which tastes like carbonated white wine. I was surprised at how much I loved it. apple cider

We went for a long hike at The Clearing, a folk school specializing in arts, nature and science classes, in the woods with a beautiful property.

the clearing

It was fun to explore the classroom buildings and dormitories scattered throughout the woods.

dormitory at the clearing

courtyard at the clearing

They have trails leading you through the woods,

trail at the clearing

and end up overlooking the lake.


Just being on the trails after a long hiatus during the summer months was peaceful and quiet.

blue chucks on the trail

We were also lucky enough to go kayaking a couple times.

kayaking in Garrett Bay

Just being on the beach, watching the water was peaceful and quiet.

flip flops on the beach

It’s also one of the best places to do some stargazing once it gets dark because there’s not a lot of light pollution. We saw shooting stars and the Milky Way galaxy stretched across the sky.

sunset - no horizon line

Hope you’re finding some quiet in your busy life. Thanks for stopping by!


Feeling Quiet Today

What a wonderful feeling to have a peaceful, quiet day. No place to be, no time clock to punch, no deadlines to meet.

I spent most of my day off being domestic, doing a little cleaning, a little laundry, a little cooking (chicken pot pie for dinner!), and a little baking (chocolate chip cookies for dessert!). It’s been a long time since I’ve had a quiet day all to myself – what a treat. Hope you’re finding some peace and quiet these days too.