Labor Day Weekend Itinerary — UPDATE!

I published this itinerary on Saturday morning of Labor Day weekend, 2011.  We were pretty successful in our pursuits.  Here’s how we did:

As a final hurrah to the Summer (hopefully the weather holds out a few more weeks), We are heading to Bayfield, WI to spend the weekend.  Here’s what we plan on doing:

  1. Drive on backroads the whole way to see what the small towns of the Wisconsin woods have to offer.
  2. Stop in Hayward and eat at the original Famous Dave’s BBQ.  (Practically a pilgrimage, if you ask me.)
  3. Seek out a giant muskie.
  4. Catch a Lake Superior sunrise
  5. Watch the boats come and go from the harbor.
  6. Comb the shores for sea glass.
  7. Eat good food.
  8. Hang out with the locals.
  9. RELAX!
  1. Drive on backroads the whole way to see what the small towns of the Wisconsin woods have to offer.

    Backroads of Northern Wisconsin

    Backroads of Northern Wisconsin

  2. Stop in Hayward and eat at the original Famous Dave’s BBQ.  (Practically a pilgrimage, if you ask me.)

    The Original Famous Dave's BBQ in Hayward, WI

    The Original Famous Dave's BBQ in Hayward, WI

  3. Seek out a giant muskie.

    Giant Muskie at the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, WI

    Giant Muskie at the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, WI

  4. Catch a Lake Superior sunrise

    Sunrise over Bayfield Harbor

    Sunrise over Bayfield Harbor

  5. Watch the boats come and go from the harbor.

    Sailboat on Lake Superior

    Sailboat on Lake Superior

  6. Comb the shores for sea glass.
    We picked up a handful of sea glass to add to the collection.  We only spent about 20 minutes searching for it, so we did pretty good.
  7. Eat good food. [DISCLOSURE:  This was the best beef brisket sandwich I've ever had.  It was a special on the menu that day and I have no idea where they got it or where they cooked it, but it was perfect.]

    Beef Brisket Sandwich from the Beach Club in LaPointe, WI

    Beef Brisket Sandwich from the Beach Club in LaPointe, WI

  8. Hang out with the locals.
    We hung out in town and on the Bayfield City Dock for most of the weekend.  This was our first time there in September.  It’s amazing what a difference it was compared to being there during the summer tourist season.  The town was still busy, but there were far fewer people and it was quieter.
  9. RELAX!
    CHECK!
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