July 21, 2008

Mackinac Island 2008

Well here we are. Back at last. We had a fun weekend this weekend visiting Mackinac island here in Michigan.

For those of you who have no idea what Mackinac island is, let me give you the run down.

It's one of the Top 10 Islands in the WORLD to visit. Right here in michigan. It's located between our Upper Peninsula and Lower. Right next to the Mackinac Bridge. It was originally inhabited by Native Americans in 900 AD where they lived in peace for 700 years. It was then found by the French discoverer Jean Nicolet who created a fur trading post on the island. It was the most strategic position in the Great Lakes Fur Trade. It was also used to build 2 forts to fight the Natives. It then was taken over by the Bridge for the revolutionary war. 2 major Battles were fought here.

Now, it's a resort island which has Banned Motor vehicles since 1898. (There is 1 ambulance and a road commision truck). There is Horse carriages everywhere and a million bike rental places. It has a very scenic Road around the whole island (8 miles in length) right on the waters of Lake Huron to bike around. With many stops along the way.

Anyone heard of Mackinac Island Fudge? The World famous fudge is made in the MANY shops on the island.

All in all, it's an awesome place to visit. People from all over the world come here to see it. I hope you all get to see it someday.

Here are just a FEW of the photos I took. I hope you enjoy and trust you all not to duplicate or save my photos.

Thank you

This is Mackinac Bridge. It bridges the gap between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan:

This is me and My Fiance in front of the bridge. (Yea, I brought My tripod)

This is the view from our hotel balcony. We were right on the water behind the Ferry docks.

A nighttime shot from our hotel balcony:

And here are some of the photos from the island itself. I didn't get much of the town but mostly from Biking around the island

Arch Rock:

The bike trail which is actually considered a Michigan Highway that doesn't allow motorized vehicles:

Leaving the island

Well I hope you all enjoyed those and COMMENTS are always appreciated.

All are for sale as always. High res digital, printed or printed framed.

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