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Door County Zoom-Azing Race

August 25-27, 2016

Thursday and Friday, August 25th and 26th in Door County:
by Betty Lucas

Thursday evening, the BMC members gathered poolside for libations as well as greeting and chatting and catching up on what's happening with our lives. As usual there was plenty of "everything" to go around.

Friday started out sunny and warm, we couldn't ask for anything nicer. After breakfast we gathered behind the Somerset Inn and Suites in Ephraim before heading out for an hour tour through Door County on our way to the DOOR COUNTY TROLLEY RIDE {please make note, the driver would note let us call the trolley the "b" word ("bus"). The trolley ride took us through the Peninsula State Park where we learned about the history of the Islands, the winter months there, and how each of the local villages got their name. As a side note, Ephraim was the last dry community in the State of Wisconsin - it ended last year. We traveled through roads and towns I had never seen before then arrived at the Shipwrecked Brew Pub in Egg Harbor for lunch, they are Door County's only microbrewery. The food was delivered efficiently and was very satisfying. After lunch, the Trolley took us back to where our cars were parked and we had a free afternoon to do whatever we wanted. At 5:00 we gathered together and went to the English Inn where jousting metal Knights greeted us at the entry way in Fish Creek for dinner. The patio had fire lit torches and looked very inviting; however, we had a problem with being served in a timely manner, but everyone got food even though some were cold. We then proceeded to go back to the motel.

Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th in Door County.
By Laura Netzinger

Saturday we awoke to rain, rain, and more rain! We gathered in the lounge area for our driver's meeting before we began the Zoom-Azing Race. We had to find 8 locations. We were given the clue, our first location, and activity from Jane Schmidt when we clocked out of the parking lot. This, being a timed event, was tough for us newbies as we had no clue where any of the places were. In spite of the challenge we enjoyed the hunt. It was old hat for those who were familiar with Door County. The clues took us to the many nooks, crannies, and Amazing places throughout Door County. The winner of the Zoom-Azing race was Jim and Karen L., who just happened to pick the Lucky Number 7 the night before when we drew our place numbers before our dinners arrived. All car participants got a prize from the prize table. Dinner was at the Log Den outside of Egg Harbor. It was a beautiful log cabin design where the 74 year old owner and cook came out to greet us and make sure our meal was good. We all enjoyed the evening of good food, prizes, and great friends. Back at the Somerset Inn and Suites, several member enjoyed a late night (or should I say early morning??)

Many of us were still tired as we met again on Sunday morning for the continental style breakfast served at the Somerset before we all parted for our journeys home. An enjoyable time was had by all.

A HUGE THANKS TO: Jane and Dennis Schmidt and Ginger and Brian Carney for all their hard work in setting this event up for the 17 cars, drivers, and passengers that participated! Yes! The cars really liked it when the people waved and smiled at them as they zoomed through Door County!

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