So… after much back and forth, I decided I’d love to go to Mackinac Island (pronounced : / MAK-in-aw, for those not familiar with it). I’d heard a lot about it from people who had been there, and also read about it through the years. We talked about how far away from Texas it is, but, in the end, The Man agreed that being married for 30 years is a really big deal and gave a thumbs-up to the idea. He took it from there (The Man's a walking planner; what can I say?). I’m so excited I can hardly sleep at night!
According to the website, Mackinac Island is located in the straits of Mackinac, where the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan meet, and it's a National Historic Landmark. You can read more about it by clicking on the link above, but in summary, cars are forbidden. Instead, visitors enjoy horse drawn carriages, trail riding, biking, hiking or walking. I can’t imagine such a place, but I’m anxious to discover it for myself.
Lord willing and the creek don't rise, we plan to arrive at the KOA in Mackinaw City on Saturday (tomorrow!). We’ll spend the night there, then leave Cloud Nine behind as we take the ferry over to Mackinac Island on Sunday (our actual anniversary), where we’ll stay at the lovely Grand Hotel. I know. I’m not a hotel kind of gal, but this one, I’ve got to see. I hope it’s all it’s cracked up to be. It features the world’s longest porch—660 feet! If you know me, you know my dream is to one day live in a house with a big porch (hehe) so I'll be in heaven sitting in one of the rockers lined up there. The Man says he just hopes we can find a couple of empty rockers, as Mackinac Island is the number one Michigan destination. We expect a crowd.
A few photos, taken from the website, are below. If it looks half as good in person, I’ll be a happy girl. I will be giving my cameras a good workout, that’s for sure.
YAY! Love this rule!
Well, sweet friends, that's my exciting weekend plans. If you can't tell, I'm as giddy as a kid in a candy store. I never dreamed I'd get to do this. Thankful to God for the opportunity. I wish you all were going to be there to meet us for dinner one night. Wouldn't that be a blast?