Whilst searching online for doors, which is something we do regularly at Doorsan, in order to ensure we remain at the forefront of online door sales in terms of style, design and not least, service, I was surprised to discover a place in North America called "Door County".
It is a county in Wisconsin, which is located near the Great Lakes. It is an unusual county in that nearly 80% of the area is covered by water. It has a very long shoreline and only a few US counties (not states) have more shoreline. Door County boasts 11 lighthouses. (I should come back to lighthouse doors in a future Blog!). This sounds somewhat strange given that it's not on the seashore but on a lake. I guess the scale of the Great Lakes is something you can only really appreciate by seeing them with your own eyes. Not surprisingly, this is a very popular holiday destination for North Americans and in particular those living in the state of Wisconsin. There seems to be plenty to do and the county really gears itself up for tourists, appearing to specialise in water sports and fishing but also offers a number of wineries and fine restaurants.
I don't imagine I'll ever go to Door County since any trip that I make to USA is likely to take in the more mainstream attractions such as New York, Las Vegas or New Orleans (they are on my wish list), but it was nice to read about the place on Wikipedia on their own dedicated website at doorcounty.com. Any mention of the word "door" and I can't help digging a bit deeper even if it is apparent very early on that there is no link with the traditional wooden doors that we sell at Doorsan.
Maybe I think about doors too much!