Mel and I had another Choose Your Own adventure weekend – we headed out of town with a vague idea of where we were going and what we were doing, but certainly didn’t have all the details worked out. We drove up to Bayfield, WI, a charming little
tourist trap of a town up on Lake Superior. From there, we took a ferry out to Madeline Island and the town La Pointe, WI. We brought the bikes, hoping to score a camping site at one of the two established campgrounds on the island. If they were full, we were planning to just camp wherever nobody would notice us. Here’s some photos of us on the ferry with our bikes:
And in case you didn’t catch it, yes, we’re MATCHY MATCHY:
Awww.. well that’s precious.
We got off to a rocky start when I made Mel carry all the heavy gear while I carried the pillows and sleeping pads. I tried to make her feel better:
“But look at your gigantic thighs! You’re so much stronger than I am!” I said.
That didn’t help the situation. I think Mel needs to learn how to take a compliment.
We finally got the gear situation figured out, and off we went:
The island has a reputation for being extremely bike friendly, and we found this to be pretty much the case. There were tons of bikes everywhere, although I’m not exactly sure why. The island is 14 miles long, so it doesn’t exactly scream “bike friendly” or anything. But we did get to spend much of the weekend on our bikes!
“Thanks for planning a great vacation surrounding my favorite hobby,” I said.
“The internet?” Mel asked, confused.
“I was talking about bikes.”
“Oh, I thought that was your 3rd favorite hobby,” she said.
“what did you think was my 2nd favorite hobby?” I asked.
“*****” (censored for our underage readers)
“Oh…. well we’ve got a pretty good top 3 list going here anyway,” I said.
We checked out the city park along Big Bay, and found a sweet beach, and some scenic views. There were quite a few people out laying around on the beach, even if it was cool enough that most people were still wearing sweatshirts.
We lucked out and found a great campsite at the town park:
We spent all of Saturday biking, beaching, napping, and just generally gallivanting around the island. Monday Morning, we woke up at a leisurely late hour, ate some oatmeal, rode the bikes back to the ferry, and took the ferry back to Bayfield.
Oh, and we bought CHEESE CURDS on the way home. I’d never had them before. They’re super-tasty.