Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mackinac Island...(the first half)

We made it home today from Mackinac Island. We had a FANTASTIC time! What a beautiful place to visit in the early fall. It's not too crowded and the weather's not too hot (or cold!) There are way too many photos for one blog...so here's the first round. I'll try and get the rest of them up soon with another blog.

First, a picture from last week that I just love. Jack and his "og." My friend Carrie got this for him before he was even born and now it gets carried around with him everywhere :)
On the way up north, we met up with Rob's parents who were just coming back from the island. Perfect timing to meet them for lunch :)
The ferry! It was windy, but not too chilly so we decided to ride on the top for the best view. And Jack loved it :)

We headed to Fort Mackinac the first day. Wow, it's been a long time since I've been there, but the walk is just as high/steep as I remember...
...but what a beautiful view from the top.




Having fun in the children's area in the fort.

And getting into things we probably weren't supposed to.
A canon! (But I think the bird nearby was more interesting at that moment.)Chasing the geese with daddy on Mission Point

Mission Point Resort
Walking the streets downtownAnd at the not surprisingly vacant harbor

The horse outside of our bed&breakfast...Jack didn't want any help holding on.
See! I'm a big boy.But I guess I'll take a picture with you too, mom.
Up at daddy's level

Lunch on the water...it was a BEAUTIFUL day.We found a playground!
Wee!
Hmmm...what's up here? The top was nowhere in sight.Beautiful and well worth the 20 min. climb.

...and the rest to come in a later blog!

7 comments:

Christina said...

oh my! the "og" is adorable. do u know bwhere she got it???

Julie said...

Not sure where she got it, but here's a link to one online: http://www.thefusioncompany.com/pc-249-24-truffle-frog.aspx

Austin & Melissa said...

Looks like a fantastic trip. Love the "og."

Amanda said...

Love the og! Adorable! I swear, Jack seems SO much older than Addie, I could never put her on the horse, I think she would just fall right off!!!!! Or maybe I am just WAY TOO overprotective... I need to let her grow up!

Great pics, can't wait to see the rest!

Vanessa said...

Great pics Julie!

The Fournier Family said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun!

The Loucks Family said...

looks like a beautiful trip but I especially like the pic of Jack and his "og" :-) Aw!