Happy Pauletaversary! Paul and I have been together for (just a little over) two years and had the chance to celebrate together on Mackinac Island.
We crossed over the bridge into St. Ignace to take the ferry over to the island.
I kind of missed the sign…. or at least missed the chance to get a picture in focus.
While we were waiting to board the ferry, these horses and their riders decided to join us. How fun!
The weather was amazing and the water was gorgeous!
Hi Paulie! Welcome to the Mackinac Ferry.
Our friendly (and stinky) companions… They were very well behaved.
Being out on the water made me miss going out on Lake Michigan.
Paul had to dodge a sneak attack…
Mackinac, here we come!!
My first view of the street downtown… So quaint. You might see a LOT of bicycles as they don’t have cars on the island. It was pretty awesome, actually.
We didn’t go eat here, but I liked the sign.
Horse-drawn carriages… romantic! We didn’t ride in one as we got a tandem bike for the day.
I took several pics of the water as we were riding around. Since I was on the back of the tandem bike, all I had to do was pedal, so I could use my hands to take pictures for most of our journey around the island.
Have you seen my friend, cairn? Sarah, that’s for you!
They have signs like this all over the island, and it was nice to get some history (and to share it with you).
Cute houses right outside of the downtown area.
And the historic Island House
Another view of downtown as we were going to get lunch.
There were about 12 different fudge shops along the strip. I decided to buy from Joanne’s because it was the softest, most delicious fudge… and trust me, I tried them ALL!!!
Paul and I stopped by the Mackinac Public Library. They had several rows of books and some fun little nooks to sit in.
I’d like this view from MY library!!! Wow!
I almost wish this shirt came in my size… haha!
Paul and I rode around the whole island and really enjoyed taking in all of the views.
Look ma, no hands! Haha…
Another view from behind. Paul was a GREAT driver.
Skull cave… wish we could have gone inside.
The Mackinac airport. We saw a plane takeoff from the trees, but I didn’t get a shot of one on the tarmac.
Hopped off the bike for a little hike to find the crack-in-the-island…
And we found the crack… thankfully not a LOST kinda island.
We stopped by the golf course (one of three, actually) for a photo op. I almost got attacked by a horse trying to get this shot.
And, the Grand Hotel. It was sooooo big! We weren’t supposed to park our bike there, so Paul and I took turns running inside the building to check it out.
I’d love to go back and have high tea at the hotel. It looked like an amazing spread.
I love the little phone booth.
The view toward the lake.
And, my chariot awaits…. (see the tandem bike at the bottom right… )
I stopped for some wine tasting at the end of the afternoon. Had a great tasting on Mackinac and got a free wine glass to take home! yay!
Had to get a view of the boats.
At the end of the day, Paul wanted to run around the island to see how long it would take him. I decided to ride the tandem bike solo to go along with him. Great job, babe!! Great form!
Loved the late afternoon waves on Lake Huron. Was my first time touching the lake.
Lookin’ good, babe! Keep it up!
While Paul was running, I decided to go for a short stair climb… plus, I just had to see where it lead to…
Up I go…
Found these people at the top. They were wandering down and asked if I ran the whole way up. yes, I did 🙂
And I found this view at the top. Gorgeous! And definitely worth the climb!
I had to find Paul in town so we could take our ferry back to Michigan. So long, Mackinac! Until next time.