Monday, September 29, 2014

A Step Back in Time

Yesterday was a gorgeous day and we used it well.

Frank had donated a flight for 2 at a fundraiser a few months ago.  The couple that was the highest bidder on the flight chose to go to Mackinac Island for the day.  It was a perfect day for it.

Mackinac Island is like stepping back into time.  It is accessible only by boat or plane and there are no motor vehicles (with the exception of emergency vehicles) on the Island.  You travel by foot, bicycle, horse or horsedrawn carriages.  The construction is all from the 1800's to early 1900's.  It is pristine and secluded...until you get into the city which is teeming with people, restaurants and shops.

The couple was very nice and very excited about the trip.  They graciously paid for our horse drawn taxi into the city and then bought us a wonderful lunch at Seabiscuit Restaurant.  After lunch we split up and the couple went shopping while Frank and I went on a 5 mile hike.  The Island has great hiking trails where you seldom, if ever run into other people until you get to one of the sites at which the tours stop.

This is Arch Rock.
It is made of Limestone.
The center has eroded away and left it in the shape of this Arch.

This is the view from the top of Mackinac Island
Michigan's Great Lakes were once all oceans.
Our State stone, The Petoskey Stone, is fossilized coral.
You can see that they are as vast as oceans.
They turned fresh water after the ice age which is also what created our landscape that is flat on the east side of the state and gets hillier and even mountainous as you travel west.

It was a wonderful way to spend a glorious, sunny, crisp Autumn day.

One year ago--A is for Apples


  1. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit. A real step back in time...


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