Sturgeon Bay

Vacations BannerPreviously: Chris gave him a look, since he knew she was claustrophobic.

There was also a bar called the Texola Bar. 

It had a sign on it:

“There’s No Other Place Like This Place
Anywhere Near This Place So This Must Be The Place.”

It also said it was open on Friday Nights.

“I wonder who comes here—maybe it is a ghostly experience?” Chris laughed.

Just on the other side of the bar they crossed into the great state of Texas. 

Season 12—Adventure 5—Vacations—Episode 4…

Sarah and Jay Cooper were flying high over Lake Michigan. They were in no particular hurry and had the Lighting on autopilot set at 250mph.

They had stopped at Sturgeon Bay, in Door County, Wisconsin—recommended by Ralph & Linda—Landing at Cherryland Airport.

They spent the night at the Bay Shore Inn, and the following morning they took in the many attractions of Door County.

Cave Point County Park, The Farm, Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery* and the Door County Maritime Museum.

Sarah & Jay visit the Door County Maritime Museum

Sarah & Jay visit the Door County Maritime Museum

Sarah, an aficionado of fine wines, thoroughly enjoyed the vineyard tour, and sampled several interesting wines—and selected one to be sent to their home in Danger Bay.

Jay was particularly interested in the tug, John Purvis: In December 1956, Roen Steamship Company of Sturgeon Bay purchased the John Purves and put her to work on all five Great Lakes taking on towing and salvage jobs. The Purves was well known throughout the Great Lakes for her strength and towing capabilities. In fact, due to her might, she made a good living after the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, rescuing many a saltwater vessel that ran aground in the tricky channels of the Great Lakes.**

Too soon their visit had to come to an end—they returned to Cherryland Airport strapped-in to the refueled P-38J “Judy Ann”—and left for Cyber West Virginia, “Now THAT was a worthwhile stop!”

“Especially the winery, right Sarah?”

“C’mon, Jay,” Sarah laughed, “Yes, that was fun—but I loved the Maritime Museum as well!”

Long flights in an airliner can be a bit boring—not so in a P-38—every so often Jay or Sarah would “beat-up a little sky” with some aerobatics. Try that in an airliner!

*Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery

**Door County Maritime Museum



About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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10 Responses to Sturgeon Bay

  1. Sarah Cooper says:

    Hope I took my Dramamine! 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  2. lhalvor says:

    OooH. A winery link! You do very accurate looking blue jeans!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. sgtmajcarl says:

    Jay or Sarah would “beat-up a little sky” with some aerobatics


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  4. Chris Shouse says:

    I think I would like that town 🙂

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