Stopping by blog-land for a quick throwback hello!! Longer post tomorrow about all that John and I have been up to lately, but in the meantime, you can't beat a little Michigan love. :) :)
Last week I did a honeymoon before the blog, and I thought I would continue the trend with a pure Michigan throwback... like I mentioned last week, I want to catalog some of our before the blog adventures!
This time two years ago, John and I were touring Northern Michigan. We knew that we wouldn't be staying in Michigan after John's law school graduation, and since John hadn't been around Northern Michigan before, we decided that we better take advantage of the long weekend and see the sights before leaving the state.
We started our adventure in Marquette, Michigan (which is the most populated city in the Upper Peninsula at just over 21,000 people). We walked around Presque Isle for a while and enjoyed the (very) cold water of Lake Superior... from a view, that is - we did not get in!
From Marquette we went to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior. Since I grew up in Michigan, I did all of these things as a kid, so it was fun to show John around a bit! The water is so bright and beautiful - and Northern Michigan in the summer really can't be beat!
After Pictured Rocks we went to Tahquamenon Falls which are two different waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River.
And then for the grand finale, we spent a few days on Mackinac Island in the middle of Lake Huron. To get to Mackinac Island, you have to take a ferry because there are no cars allowed on the island - only horses and bikes!
The island is small, but there is a lot to do. Interesting fact: Mackinac Island was originally Fort Mackinac held by the British during the American Revolutionary War. We toured the Fort, dined, and shopped... doesn't get much better!
We rented bikes and toured the island... and ate way too much food. Actually, when I went to Mackinac as a child, I ate so much fudge that I became sick. Ever since then, I cannot stomach any fudge - except when I am back on the island!
We had drinks at the beautiful Grand Hotel and road our bikes to Arch Rock.
And ate at a very yummy German restaurant. The only way to get there is by "taxi" ...so the restaurant will send a horse taxi by your hotel, pick you up, and you get to go for a carriage ride to and from dinner... such fun!
You can't beat a little Pure Michigan! :)