Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A Trip to Mackinac Island

Over the past weekend we tarvelled north to Mackinac Island, located between Michigan and Upper Penninsula. We spent Friday night at a city south of Mackinac called Gaylord. On Saturday morning we drove to the island.

The Mackinac Bridge, as viewed from the ferry to the island. This bridge is a suspension bridge, supposed to be the longest suspension bridge, and stands over the confluence of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

A picture of Fort Mackinac, where they have scheduled toures, rifle firing sessions and all that good stuff. The Michigan governors summer mansion is located next to Fort Mackinac.


Seema and Sidharth in front of Devil's Kitchen


No automobiles are allowed on the island and the primary mode of transport is either by bicycles or horse carriages. We rented a tandem bicycle and a baby seat for Sidharth behing. The ride around the island is about 8 miles. The little guy was not too enthused about wearing the helmet, but fell asleep 2 miles into the ride.

We lunched at a restaurant called European House on crepes, pasta and 3 pints of beer for me. After a good beer buzz, we got back on the bicycles, this time renting a small covered buggy for the kid. Along the way we stopped for a dip in the cool waters of the lake, which Sidharth greatly enjoyed. All in all in was a good day, with the weather just perfect for bicycling around the island. The kid was not too grumpy either. Highly recommend this to anyone travelling to Michigan.

8 Comments:

Blogger Rambling Rose Cottage said...

I've never been to Michigan before but it sounds wonderful. Thank you.

8:40 PM  
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Blogger Sujatha said...

Very nice pics, especially the ones of Sidharth (how cute is he!!, the terrible twos must not be as terrible) and the bridge. Every time I looks at pics like these or those in my album, I really miss the general US landscape.

10:07 PM  
Blogger chappan said...

Hi Gina/Suj and whoever anonymous was.
Thanks for the comments. Yes, the terrible two's are not that terrible, I admit. Michigan is beautiful during the spring/summer with its rolling landscape and forests. Ideal for camping and hiking. Fall is pretty too and I will post the fall colors since its really something else.
Sourin

4:45 AM  
Blogger gawker said...

Nice pictures. The only complaint I had with Michigan when I visited it was that its too flat. But then I was only there for a day near Detroit.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Anshul said...

Great pics, Sourin and very nice depiction of your trip! I can very well relate with it since I have visited Mackinac three times in the last 6 years.

Have fun!
Anshul
http://kumarsdiary.blogspot.com

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Anonymous psychic medium said...

Love the pic of the kid with the helmet,so cute!

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