This week I did a "flash" trip north to visit my aunt in Algoma and my brother and sister-in-law near Baileys Harbor. The weather was good, and I wanted to break winter routine and get out of the house for a few days. I also wanted to drop off a couple miniature paintings with my aunt's neighbor, who will deliver them to the gallery owner who wants them for an upcoming show. And, we are out of smoked fish, and I needed to visit Bearcats to restock.
This early in the season very few tourist places like galleries and custard stands are open yet, especially midweek, so when I made it to Door county, there weren't many distractions. Sandy and I drove to Sister Bay to see if the Door County Creamery was open, but no luck there. Then I remembered that her husband had talked enthusiastically about a nearby family who has a maple syrup operation. Could we visit?