We spent the Fourth of July weekend in Door County with some friends.
This trip is becoming a bit of a tradition with us -- for two years now we've spent the holiday with these same friends, in a fantastic condo we were lucky enough to find last year.
We spent our time cooking, yard saling, driving up and down the peninsula in search of quaint charm (plenty was found) and, yes, enjoying a cocktail or two on the veranda. (From where the picture above was snapped. Fireworks just outside our door? Top that for Upper Midwestern luxury.)
Door County is one of those places that makes you want to leave your real life and stay there until all your money is gone. Then, once it is, to buckle down in search of a way to live there permanently.
At any rate, I hope your Fourth was as enjoyable as mine. Happy birthday, America!