Tuesday, August 16, 2011

An Island and a Bridge

While in Michigan, Dustin and I finally made the trek from the cabin to Mackinaw Island/City.  The sights and the experience were good fun.  And, of course, the fudge was excellent. 

We took the ferry over the the island.  It was a cold and rainy day with lots of choppy water.  Dustin had not eaten breakfast and by the time we arrived on the  island he was sea sick.

We toured the old fort, Fort Mackinack.  Here they are doing a demonstration of various guns used during the war.

Of course we had to visit the Grand Hotel!  Everything was so BEAUTIFUL!

One of many pretty flower pictures I took while at the Grand Hotel.

We spent some time walking around the island and the marina, admiring all the boats.

I've always wanted to go sailing on a sail boat like this!

We toured the USCG Cutter Mackinaw, which was used to cut ice on the great lakes in winter.

Of course, a visit to Mackinaw City would not be complete without the requisite picture of the bridge.  That tiny little boat there in the picture is an inflatable one with a trolling motor on it.  In side the boat were three young boys (probably ages 10-14).  Normally I would not be so appalled by this but the water was CHOPPY and it was cold and rainy.  Where were their parents?  Crazy!

All in all, it was a nice visit to a unique city! 

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