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Old 07-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Just got back....

.... from a week of dry camping at Peninsula State Park in Door County, WI. Made the ferry ride to Washington Island and spent a day up there, including joining the Bitters Club and having Deaths Door Vodka and Raspberry Ice Tea along with some Island Wheat beer. YUM!!!

Dry camping was a breeze for 8 days with only 2 batteries. Used the blue tote once in the middle of the week to empty the tanks and refilled the fresh water once.

Will post some pictures later. Emptying the trailer now and then jumping in the pool. Another heat advisory here until Tuesday. Glad I'm not camping in that without AC!!!

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:06 AM   #2
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Re: Just got back....

Wow, eight days without recharging? Do you have solar? My family can't make 48 hours on two blue tops. LOL But that's running the furnace very night too.

When's the next trip?
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:45 AM   #3
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Sounds like a great time...I think I need to buy a blue tote. Welcome back.

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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No solar here rasteck. Just 2 good batteris and 2 good kids that know how to not use the lights. We had a battery lantern in the trailer at night. Other than the water pump and fridge electronics the battery really wan't used much. The first one lasted 5 days and then swapped it out with a fresh one for the last 3 days.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #5
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Re: Just got back....

Sounds like you had a great time. It just shows what you can do if you try.Look forward to seeing the pics..
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:38 AM   #6
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Re: Just got back....

A few pictures of the trip....

Kamp Kodiak!


8 days and saw this all but one night...


A little "getaway" that the kids threw together...


On the ferry headed to Washingtom Island...
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:43 AM   #7
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The kids swimming at Schoolhouse Beach on Washington Island. This is the clearest water I have ever seen! Google it to read more about this place...


Heading back to the mainland...
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Great pics...especially the sunset. Looks like you folks had good time. Hope the bugs weren't bad.
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Thanks for the pics. Glad you had a good trip.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #10
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Another Club that I belong to:


And, I'm a Member in Good Standing!


And the lovey ladies that served us. I saw these two young women on Public Television when they ran a special about Washington Island and the Bitters Bar. I couldn't resist asking them for a picture...


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Are u the Club President?......
Too many bitters and you may not be "Standing" at all.

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The gentleman that originally had the bar used to drink a pint of Bitters a day!!! He lived until he was 90. No way I could keep up that pace!
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Did someone say Bitter. "I used to love a Pint of Bitter back in the UK" Works wonders, so it does.
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The story goes that the bar owner, during Prohibition, received his pharmacutical license and sold Bitters as a cure for stomach ailments. This allowed him to keep the bar open and continue to sell the Bitters, which happens to be 90 proof!
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