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Postby kk4lighthouses » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:52 pm


Hey All:

Has anyone heard about this event in Door County?

http://www.dcmm.org/lhw.html

I am thinking about checking it out this summer. Sounds really fun.

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Postby Grover » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:29 am


KK ...

You'll hear here from many wiser souls abouth this event.

It was reading about this for many years that added to allure
for my trip. The misnomer for this New Jersey soul was "walk."
Until I started plotting and planning, I had no idea of the
lenght of the peninsula or the distance between lights ...

For me they were among the prettiest and most diversely
interesting of the journey and I cannot wait for the day when
I can plan a return trip to take a ride to some of the off
shore sites ...
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby kk4lighthouses » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:48 am


Not sure if I will be able to afford the boat trips besides the walks there so am just planning to do just the walking one and not the boat ones.
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:50 am


"Walk" is a misnomer....More like "Drive"....

I have attended 3 of these events....And they are right in their brochure.....You can't get to them all in just one trip up there.....

However, they are well worth the trip...If you could take just one boat ride, I would recommend the one from Gill's Rock out to see Pilot, Plum, and Rock Island (where you can land for a few hours), and also get to see 2 lights in Michigan waters, Poverty and St. Martins.....
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Postby rocky5128 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:09 am


If you do not want to drive to each one on the peninsula, I would do the trolley tour. I did the fireboat tour and was not to happy with the way we saw Sherwood Point. We did not get remotely close and just pulled up enough for the boat to turn around and head back. We then spent 10 minutes looking at a place that they fix boats while waiting to go all the way back. I personally would recommend that one. I did the Salmon Depot Cruise, it was a nice narrated one, and I had plenty of time to take my pictures and the boat was reasonably close. Unfortunately it looks like a lot of the boat cruises are sold out already. I was up there with WILD a couple of years ago, it was nice meeting other lighthouse people. I might go up there for it this year, I was up there yesterday for some winter photos so any excuse to go is a good one.

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Postby kk4lighthouses » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:20 pm


Well I will see what I can do and what I can afford. I did request a brocure but also planning to call them to find out the prices too of both tours. Thanks for all the help everyone. Really appreciate it and hey Kathy planning to go to Racine on Wednesday to get more pictures. So here is to hoping for good weather.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:06 am


Complete information, including pricing and purchase of tickets online for all parts of the 2010 Door County Lighthouse Walk can be found at http://www.dcmm.org/lhw.html
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Postby kk4lighthouses » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:48 pm


Thanks for the help Terry. I have yet to book my hotel room for that weekend and see if I can get any friends to come with me as well.

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Postby kk4lighthouses » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:18 am


Here is some more information I got via email about the Lighthouse Walk:

Hi Kristen,

This year there are no individual tickets for the Walk Festival. Each individual mainland lighthouse location will operate as normal with some additional docent work at most. However, there will be special tour packages offered for both mainland tours and boat trips. Those packages are currently being finalized and will be listed in the brochure.

Thanks,
Jon
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Postby kk4lighthouses » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:29 pm


I told a friend tonight that I was saving up and skipping out on Rick Springfield concerts to attend the Door County Lighthouse walk and she was like Whaaaaa but you go see Rick every year, and I was like yeah well this year I am going to give the lighthouses more attention.
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:08 am


Yeah, and besides, Rick's getting a little long in the tooth these days....
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Postby Grover » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:40 am


...
Ahhh ... Dr Drake!
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby kk4lighthouses » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:00 am


Long toothed???? LOL Nahhh still a good actor and singer. Just the darn concert tickets are getting a bit pricy to afford every year. ($65 per ticket or more).
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Postby kk4lighthouses » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:02 am


Yes Grover Dr. Drake himself. LOL. I actually have a funny picture of him and I together when I was lucky enough to meet him between concerts.
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