We left the campground at 10:30 after pumping out at the campground dump station. We took the Beltline south and east around town. Traffic was heavy at this time of day and there was a lot of construction. The sky was cloudless with a temp of 73 degrees, but they said it would be hazy due to the smoke from the wildfires in Canada. Our route today would be very familiar for us. We have driven this route from Madison to Door County almost every weekend from May 15-October 15 for 15 years while we kept our boat in Sturgeon Bay (6 years), Sister Bay (1 year), and Fish Creek (8 years). Once we got out of Madison, we were in the countryside and traffic was reduced quite a bit.
In Oshkosh, we saw signs of the upcoming EAA Airventure 2021– the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration”. It is 7 days of aerobatics and history through airplanes from all eras of flight. People can view aircraft, see air shows, attend forums, and visit vendors. It is the largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts. The Airventure doesn’t start for 4 days, but people were already gathering with their RVs to get a good spot.
Near Oshkosh and Appleton, the skies got really hazy from the smoke of the wildfires and the roads got crowded.
The road to Appleton was in need of some repair. I felt like my teeth were getting rattled loose with all the bumps. We crossed the Fox River south of Green Bay and continued north.
We were in Packer Country now.
We passed the Door County line around 1:30.
We crossed over the Sturgeon Bay shipping canal and saw many boats docked at the numerous marinas there.
We followed Highway 57 for a few miles and down the hill into the village of Egg Harbor.
The town was not too busy with tourists, although traffic going south out of town was constant.
We found our campground, Egg Harbor Campground, just north of town.
We were escorted to site #501 which was in the heavily wooded section of the campground. We would spend the next 4 nights here in Egg Harbor Campground.
It is a nicely wooded site and very private.
Bob got to talking to our neighbors in the next site when he was setting up our satellite TV. They inquired as to where we were from in Florida and when they found out we were from Palmetto, they let us know that they had just bought a place in Tropic Isles. WHAT A SMALL WORLD IT IS! They are from Indiana and will be in Tropic Isles in early August to get their new place set up. We settled into our campsite after our 4 hour drive and relaxed with a cocktail. We grilled a steak for dinner and took our evening walk to get a better look at the campground. I love our site in the woods!