Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Quick Trip to the Island

This is our second year to catch 2 perfect days on Mackinac Island, Sunday/Monday after Labor Day when lodging rates are down as are the crowds. Again, we took only backpacks and bikes and got our same second-floor hotel room with a window facing the street where the horse-wagons clomp by--motorized vehicles not allowed on the Island during tourist season. We drove to Mackinaw City after we closed the Gardens on Saturday and stayed the night there before taking the earliest ferry in the morning. Here is a back-drop pic of the river the evening before we left. Also a pic of John looking out at the Mackinac Bridge on our way to the Island. We enjoy looking at the wonderful Victorian homes, and I managed to snap just as the horses and carriage were driving by.