Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mackinac Island

On Monday, we hopped on the ferry for a brief trip over Lake Huron to Mackinac Island.  Cheryl and Pete said it was like taking a step back into the past because there are no motor vehicles allowed on the island.  To get to the sights, we would be using horse-drawn carriages.  I was relieved to hear that donkeys are not employed in the carriage trade, as there were some pretty hefty tourists getting off the ferries that day!

The view looking to the front of the carriage....

...paled in comparison to the side views!

After a tour of the town below, we drove to the upper levels of the town to our first stop: a butterfly museum.  I was soooo happy!  In case you were not aware of the fact, I love butterflies.  In fact, that green piece of cloth you've seen flapping in my portraits is the remnant of the butterfly torn from my grasp by the other toys in my toybox!

That's me, breaking the law and touching "Lilly the Turtle" outside the museum.  Our complexions match, don't you think?

Moving on with tour, we arrived at Fort Mackinac, where we learned about the lives of earlier settlers.  The view of the golf course below was awesome!
We completed our tour of the island at a local watering hole, where we relaxed until the return ferry arrived to take us back to the mainland.  It seemed fitting that we finish off the day at The Pink Pony!

As we bade farewell to island, I heard Cheryl and Pete discussing the next day's adventure...a day long car trip to the final stop before returning home later this week.

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