On Friday through Sunday, Kevin and I went on an anniversary excursion to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. We've lived in Michigan for three years and didn't know until our visit that both the city and the island are pronounced the same...just spelled differently. (It's pronounced with an "aw" at the end).
Keeping in mind Randi's "Get Real Monday", I took some extra pictures of our vacation for this post! I have a few more pictures I want to share, but I'll post those in another post.
One thing we saw was the fort at Mackinac Island--
The clip-clopping of the horses on the island. No automobiles are allowed on the island, which makes for a lot of walking or bike pedaling! Horses and bikes are the only mode of transportation throughout the island. We rented a horse and carriage for two hours. It was so much fun, and a very relaxing way to see a large portion of the island. These hooves belong to Beth, our horse who behaved quite well, considering the fact that she has tourists directing her about all season long!
Lilacs! The island's Lilac Festival is next weekend, but the lilacs were in full bloom, and it was just heavenly to walk under the tall tree-like bushes!
A pastie...I had never heard of them till we went north. It was fun to try one! (They are a U.P. specialty--pastry wrapped around meat, potatoes, and vegetables, and served with gravy).
The sand and water beneath my feet!
We had such a wonderful, wonderful time! It was just so relaxing! We got to Mackinaw City on Friday afternoon, and went to the island on Saturday. We had planned to spend much more time on the island than we did, but we were exhausted by 3 p.m.! Today we went to church in the morning, and afterwards viewed a few more things, and then headed home. It rained all afternoon. We were very thankful for the wonderful weather we had while we were on the island on Saturday!