Yesterday I posted a handful of flower photos I took outside our hotel on Mackinac Island, as well as brief history of the place. We only had one full day to spend on the island, so we decided to take a carriage tour to maximize what we could see. Hopefully we’ll go back soon and check out inside the Grand Hotel and Fort Mackinac.
The first photo below is of Arch Rock. Our tour guide explained that, despite efforts to reinforce it, the rock is expected to fall apart in the next 30 years. The final two images are of the Round Island Lighthouse and the Grand Hotel.
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I visited Mackinac Island for the first time this weekend. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s an island in Lake Huron, located between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas. It’s home to Fort Mackinac, which was established by the British during the Revolutionary War (our tour guide admitted that the soldiers spent most of the time drunk), and saw battle during the War of 1812. You can also find the Grand Hotel here, which I only saw the outside of because it’s nearly impossible to get a room there unless you plan wayyyy in advance.
Also, there’s no cars (exception: pretty certain they have at least a fire truck). Instead, you get around by foot, bicycle, or horse.
Tomorrow I’ll post my general photos from Mackinac Island, but here’s some of the flowers I snapped yesterday morning. I found them all outside the hotel we stayed at (Metivier Inn).
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Warm weather here is pretty short-lived, but we have an awesome spot nearby that holds a butterfly and bug exhibit from May-October. The butterfly part of the display was really awesome, with them flying all around you and landing on every surface. Got some camera action in today, here’s a few great shots!
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