As I continue to work on my mother-in-law's personal and family history book, I'm just in awe of the fabulous photos there are to share. I thought I'd use this image from Lee's honeymoon for my February banner. She and John did not own a car when they were first married, but some friendly guests at their lodge offered to show them around. I love the saddle oxfords she's wearing!
The text below, in Lee's own words, describes this memorable trip to Door County, Wisconsin:
In the morning we took a train from Chicago to Manitowauk, Wisconsin and from there a bus to Sturgeon Bay. We were headed to Glidden Lodge in Door County, a beautiful rustic resort which had been recommended by Lois Davis’ parents. Mr. Schmock, owner of the lodge, picked us up at the bus station and drove us to the lodge. The little cabin we had was called Robinette. We loved the lodge, we loved its location, and loved the food. Since we did not have a car, an older couple vacationing there took us in hand and each day we would drive around Door County together.
It was a most wonderful honeymoon! My folks and my Uncle Clifton Johnson and Aunt Vi spent time there the next summer. They loved it too. From then on for about 10 years, we and the folks spent a week there, often joined by other Johnson relatives. The only thing I did not enjoy was the Fish Boil, a traditional Door County fest. Fortunately a huge buffet supplied the full meal. Glidden was located on the lake side of Door County, its beach was both sandy and rocky, the water was cold and clean. Sturgeons Bay was on the warm side of the Lake and more resorts and tourists. We loved Glidden!
You can still visit Glidden Lodge today!
Here is Lee's family as she describes above -- that's my husband, Rob, as a very small boy on the left.