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Published: August 25th 2011
Looking North from the Lake Huron side. That looks to be some kind of buoy there in the foreground.
My mom and I actually tried to visit Mackinac Island the day before, on 18 July 2011, but the clouds were pretty dark and thunder was evident, so we held off a day. Turns out the next day, my mom's birthday, was a much better weather day. My mom even demanded to pay for both the round trip ferry ride as well as a private one hour coach ride around the South side of the island. On her birthday! Thanks Mom!
There are some interesting things about the island. No motorized vehicles allowed. Bicycles, horse drive carriages, and walking are the ways to get around. There are people on the island year 'round, but the tourist season ends with the warm weather. To be anywhere in the Grand Hotel is a USD $10 charge if you are not staying at the hotel, including just a leisurely stroll or rocking chair on the biggest porch in the world.
Most of the photos are taken on the island itself, with a couple of the Mackinac Bridge the day before.
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