|Random photo I found on Google Images by typing in Door County (Click Image for source).|
Before I digress to the point of full blown tangent I'd like to refocus on the purpose of this post: what the hell do I do on vacation? I'm taking a whole week off next week and going up to scenic Door County, Wisconsin. I've never been there myself but I hear its supposed to be very pretty, very quiet and the towns are supposed to be very small. I'm sure to most of you that sounds like a wonderful place to relax and recharge right? Well it leaves me completely F'n clueless. I'm a city boy through and through and will not know what to do with myself with all that time and not very much excitement.
Normally, when I use vacation time, I take off Friday and Monday and high tail it to New York, Denver, Milwaukee, Kansas City, or even just go wild here in Chicago for a few days. These trips are almost always poorly planned, poorly financed, spur of the moment and extremely rushed. My friends and I come home late Monday night, hungover and exhausted only to call in Tuesday morning. This trip is to be completely the opposite of that. This feels, well, grown-up.
I know I'll be Kayaking one day, doing this zip-line tour thing one day and probably cycling a bit and visiting a few wineries. Other than that I'll be on my own quite a bit in the middle of nowhere (especially since the people I'm going with are two sets of couples so I'll the fifth wheel). Help me please! What do grown-ups do at places like these? Save me from playing fill-up-the-recycling-bin-with-wine-bottles all weekend.