Tonight it occurred to Ron and I that we might have had one drink too many when we looked across the dining room and agreed that we both saw big pink bunnies sitting at the bar.
Turns out these great guys wore the fluffy rabbit suits all day while participating in a golf tournament to benefit Women’s Cancer Awareness. Real cool guys. They deserved a drink and a hug!
We are in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the gateway to beautiful Door County – a long narrow peninsula of land that juts northward into Lake Michigan with Green Bay on its West side and Lake Michigan to the East. Today our mission was to visit Untitled Used and Rare Books, owned by Steven P. Link and located at 20 N. Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.
We had done business with Steve in the past, and in talking with him had promised to visit his store one day. About two years later, here we are! It’s an excellent book shop, with cases full of well-organized, quality books. Lots to look at here. Steve specializes in Americana and has a really great selection in that genre; but he also has fiction, poetry, biography, history, and much more.
After visiting Sturgeon Bay a number of years ago, Steven decided it was a place he would like to live and open a book business, and it appears that his book store is doing very well. It is situated in a beautiful town, with oodles of tourists and great little shops, restaurants, year-round festivals, and a marine history museum, just to mention a few of the attractions. Ship and yacht building is big here; Bay Shipbuilding Company is located here and is the leading ship building company in America.
After completing our purchases at Steve’s shop, we found lodging at the Bridgeport Resort, right on the water at the edge of town. This is early in the season (June 2), so the hotels and resorts offer really reasonable rates. We have an entire suite — I mean apartment size, with full kitchen, living room with gas fireplace, waterside porch with table and chairs, full jacuzzi in the bedroom with separate bath, and two flat-screen TVs for $99 for the night. That is just shocking after recently experiencing hotel prices for tiny rooms in New York or Chicago. ..we are deeply appreciative!
We had a delicious meal at The Neighborhood Pub & Grill in Sturgeon Bay — their smoked chicken was fabulous! Great food, great service. This is, of course, the restaurant where we saw the pink bunnies.
Loved this copy of a vintage poster they had hanging behind the bar. We had a boat just like this when I was younger and faster!
Tomorrow, it’s on to another book shop. Tune in soon to find out where the road takes us next!