Friday, September 3, 2010

beautiful Mackinac

Today I left Mackinac Island, one of my favorite places ever. My mom and I have developed a tradition of going there each August for a few nights over the last three years, and it's a tradition I look forward to all year. For those of you who haven't been, you need to go. I can show pictures, and explain all about it, but there really is nothing like experiencing it for yourself. The island is located between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, and only accessible by boat. Once you arrive, cars are not allowed, and everyone gets around by bike, foot, or horse and carriage. Mackinac is known for it's fudge, so as soon as you get off of your ferry from the main land, you smell the most intense chocolate fudge smell wafting through the air. So many of the homes on the island are absolutely gorgeous, in addition to the gardens all around the island. We spent three nights at the Harbour View Inn, built in 1820, and I hardly put my camera down the whole time! The island is a little over 8 miles around, and it is packed with so much beauty. As a result, I have lots of beautiful pictures to share. I have a bad internet connection at the moment, so here is one. Many more to come!

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