Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mackinaw (Mackinac) Island

We left Jen and Adam’s early on Friday morning and headed up to Mackinaw, also known as Mackinac… they have two spellings for the island/city here and no one can agree on the appropriate spelling.

Mackinac Island is gorgeous: no cars allowed, bikes only and amazing old Victorian mansions overlooking the lake. The only blemish on the experience is the ridiculous amount of horse dung everywhere… living before the age of automobiles must have been quite smelly.

We have both been very surprised with how clear the water is in the great lakes, it is clearer than the Caribbean and looks good enough to drink.

The scenery here is amazing and looks to be a terrific vacation spot for future reference. The weather has been great… clear, cool, calm and little humidity.

Off to the locks in Saulte (Soo?) St. Marie, then to some gold waterfalls my sister told us about. Tomorrow evening we should be in the Green Bay area. Brett Favre invited us over so we are staying at his lake house; we go way back and are going to discuss his decision to return this season.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys are having alot of fun. We will have fun just following along. M & D

Stephanie J said...

Hi guys!! This sounds like an awesome adventure and I plan on living vicariously through you both the entire summer through this website. Have fun with Brett! ;)

Anonymous said...

We miss Sara already, her husband, what's his name .....something Garvey, well! Sounds like you're having a great time. See U in 2 weeks. We'll have to check out Mackinaw (U).

Itsn't it great not have to think about that nasty word (WORK)