Here we are on our 20 minute ferry ride from Mackinac City to Mackinac Island. I believe we took a Star Ferry, and their ferries have this huge rooster tail used to grab the attention of us tourists. That's my mom enjoying the rather breeze less ride over to the island.
We got lucky to get on the 10am ferry by chance as it usually takes a detour under the Mackinac Bridge on the way to the island. This day it was far too foggy at 10am to see anything. It did clear up a few hours later.
Mackinac Island July 19th 2011 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! ... read more
North America » United States » Michigan » Mackinac Island Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
Welcome to my travel blog. Thus far, I have shared a few of my recent trips, some highlights below :
1) Japan, Sep 2014. With the allure of a very foreign culture to me, non-English speaking, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Shinkansen (bullet trains), Tsukiji fish market, and Sumo wrestling, it was time for a two week break from life and traveled to Japan for the second half of September. Wow, what an amazing place, just loved every minute I spent there exploring.
2) On assignment in Berkeley, CA (Sep 2008 - Apr 2009). I explored the San Francisco Bay area in some detail during the weekends I was there ... full info