Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ferryboats, Bikes, Horses and Fudge

We've had a lot going on this week.  Most of it revolved around a sick Bug with numerous doctor visits, and even a trip to the ER.  Thankfully it was nothing serious and she's on her way back to full health, but it definitely made for a long week for mom and dad.  So, I'm going to try to finish re-capping our trip, which we thankfully squeezed in before these spots, and the resulting drama, appeared...

Mackinac Island

After our ride, Dad and Grandpa drove back to the Leg's Inn to pick up the van with all of our luggage, while Grandma, Carys and I boarded the ferryboat to Mackinac Island.  This was Carys's first time on a boat and she loved it!  I think she was entertaining most of the passengers with her squeals!  We arrived on the Island really close to Bug's bed time, so Grandma and I hightailed it over the Main Street Inn to check in.  Can I just say, I love this hotel!  I never want to stay anywhere else (although I've never stayed at the Grand Hotel and may have to check that out one of these days). This is the second year we've stayed here.  It just has a charming, comfortable feel to it and the staff is so friendly, but what really seals the deal for me is this little box of amazing goodness waiting for you in your room...

I forgot to take a picture when we got there, so I stole this from the website, but in case you don't know Mackinac = Fudge, and Joann's is the best.  We had the chocolate toffee flavor waiting for us, and it was heaven!
Btw - this lady just rode 51 miles and still looks amazing!

After the boys arrived with our luggage and Carys was fed and tucked in bed, it felt great to have a nice hot shower and recap our ride with pizza, beer and great company.  The next day was just as beautiful and we spent some time mozying down Main Street before heading back to Mackinaw City. 

Carys was ready for breakfast and wasn't super excited about posing on a turtle

Umm, yeah, he's totally hooked!

We were hanging out on the lawn and a couple of kids came over to entertain Carys.  She loved them!

Cruising back to the mainland

The Mighty Mack - I think it's pretty cool that Scott's Grandpa helped build this bridge.

After lunch in Mackinaw City we started our long drive home.  We had an awesome time and it felt great to spend the weekend outside enjoying the beautiful weather - can't wait for next year! 

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