Getting away

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words — it was overwhelming (in a good way!) to see everyone’s messages offering support. This past weekend, we were supposed to go on our babymoon, but after finding out the news, I canceled our appointments and reservations. But then at the last minute, we decided to get away and spend some time together in a place where we could relax and find comfort in nature.

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We stayed at the Thimbleberry Inn in Bayfield, WI with a lovely room that had an incredible view of Lake Superior. The innkeeper, Sharon, was so friendly and chatty which was a nice distraction. But she also gave us the right amount of space and privacy, which was much appreciated. It was my first B&B experience and I really enjoyed it.

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We got in late Friday afternoon and went out for a Bayfield local favorite — a whitefish dinner. When we got back to our room, Sharon delivered made-from-scratch Texas Sheet Cake (made with three sticks of butter total — yikes! But so worth it) with vanilla bean ice cream and glasses of milk. Amazing.

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Saturday morning, we awoke to a gorgeous, sunny day and freshly baked muffins and decaf coffee delivered to our door at 8 a.m. Then, we headed upstairs to the dining area for the most incredible breakfast — panakuken with a complete spread of topping options! Sharon had strawberries and maple syrup, lemon wedges and powdered sugar, whipped cream and apples from their apple tree.

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After breakfast, we took the ferry over to Madeline Island and did a little exploring in the nice weather.

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Ice that’s left on Lake Superior. It was no match for the ferry.

After we got back to Bayfield, we headed to Enso for a couples massage, which was fantastic. I may have fallen asleep 🙂

Dinner on Saturday was at the cutest place called Ethel’s at 250 where we were greeted by one of the owners, Sally. I had spaghetti and meatballs which totally hit the spot. We took a little walk after dinner and then headed back to the Inn. Sharon had homemade lemon cookies waiting for us. We enjoyed our cookies while we played some cribbage and then headed to bed.

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A collection of some of the amazing food from the weekend.

After one more delicious breakfast, Sharon packed up some muffins and decaf coffee to go for us. We said our goodbyes and then hit the road and headed back to reality.

Have you ever stayed in a bed and breakfast?

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4 thoughts on “Getting away

  1. This looks like the absolute perfect weekend getaway, Hyedi. I relax just looking at your pics, so I can only imagine how serene it is in person. And, that Texas sheet cake… yes, please! xo.

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