Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Trip To Mackinac (Mackinaw) Island

Back in 1999, when we lived in Michigan, we had the opportunity to take a day trip to Mackinac Island. We took the Star Line Hydro-Jet Ferry from the city of Mackinaw to the Island. The Ferry trip to the island took less than 20 minutes.
Upon our arrival on Mackinac Island we noticed that there were absolutely no cars there. Everyone got around by rental bikes or you can bring your own for a small fee to the Ferry company, walking or by taking the numerous horse drawn carriages. There are approximately 500-600 permanent residents on the island.
It iws approximately 8.3 miles around the island via a perimeter road. The island is really interesting to walk around. You can take a walking tour or a carriage tour of the island. There is biking and hiking. They have a drive it yourself carriage tour, golf course, historical park, haunted theater, a Butterfly Conservatory and a Butterfly House. Veronica and I went to the Butterfly House. You have to be careful going in and out because they don't want any of the butterflies to get away. They actually physically check your clothes front and back to make sure there are no hitchikers trying to make the great escape. For more information about what Mackinac Island has to offer, please visit the link below:
http://www.mackinac.com/index.html

The Turbo-Jet Ferry to Mackinac Island


Part of Mackinac Island
Another view of the island
The Lilac Tree Hotel and Spa on Main Street in the heart of downtown historic area of Mackinac Island. This is one of serveral hotels/resorts.

Now let the butterfly tour begin: to get a closeup just double click on the picture that you want to enlarge.












I Have Been Tagged

I have been tagged by PlantBuddy.... http://wateronceaweek.blogspot.com
I am new to this tagging thing. Here are 8 random things about me:
1. I am a sun worshipper but have been slowing down lately
2. I go for daily walks
3. I like brownies with lots of nuts
4. I am a Boston Red Sox fan
5. If I won 1 million dollars, I would fish every lake in Canada
6. I am color blind
7. I have an "inny" belly button
8. My favorite restaurant is Ruths Chris Steakhouse on my McDonalds budget
There you go.

Welcome And Thank You!!!

For everyone that is new to visiting my blog, thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it greatly. If you are interested in flower pictures, I have plenty of them of all kinds of flowers. If you would like to see them, please go to some of my older blog entries. Thanks again for stopping by and have a great day or evening, depending on where you live. Rick
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