Baileys Harbor, WI
Before getting to Chicago, we spent three days in Baileys Harbor on the coast of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. We had one day where it did not rain so we spent a good portion of the day exploring.
We started off at Egg Harbor playing at a local dog park and then we went (very spontaneously) to a pumpkin patch festival nearby. We almost didn’t go but we smelled kettle corn and it seemed like basically the whole town was attending so we just had to check it out.
Phoebe was sporting a red sweater with a reindeer on the back (in sequin glasses no less) and she attracted a lot of attention. Fortunately, she was on her best behavior and strutted around like she was the princess of the festival. We got one raised eye brow over the reindeer in glasses sweater because it was confusing as to why she was wearing a Christmas themed item and not Halloween. Phoebe ignored his comment and pulled us over to a stand with apple slices covered in warm caramel sauce. And nuts. My mom highly enjoyed this concoction and shared the plain apples with Phoebe. I, on the other hand, took one bite as a good sport but did not enjoy it as much as they did. I opted for a pumpkin shaped cookie with orange frosting and a creative face drawn on. I was happy.
After the festival we went back towards our campground and walked around Baileys Harbor. All of the photos below are from our walk around this local town. Lake Michigan feels a lot like the ocean. It spreads so far a wide it doesn’t feel like a lake at all. It also felt very similar to Orient on Long Island, a place we spent a lot of time during the fall when I was younger. Many of the stores in Baileys Harbor were closed for the season but I could totally see how it would be a fun place to be when the weather is warmer and the town is bustling.