Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mackinac Island







This holiday weekend will find Andrew and I visiting Mackinac Island for our *drum roll* one year anniversary! To say that I'm excited would be an understatement, I've been doing my little excited wiggle all week, twittering about how it's only 4, 3, 2 days away. Last year we spent our honeymoon on Mackinac Island, staying at a Bed and Breakfast on the island. If you've never been, let me enlighten you: picture a small island, eight miles in circumference, accessible only by ferry in the middle of Lake Huron, by the Mackinac Bridge. It's magical and darling and filled to the brim with cottages, restuarants, nature reserves, museums, mansions, horses, and fudge shops. They don't allow any motorized vehicles on the island, so everyone gets around either by foot, bike or horse. Honest to god, they make all their heavy deliveries via horse-drawn wagons. You can hear the clop, clop, clop of the horses and you think you've been transported to another time. It's fabulous! Of course when you're on Mackinac Island you eat more fudge and ice cream than you should, buy touristy sweatshirts, and ride ancient rental bikes that click and hum. I'll be posting pictures on Tuesday, no doubt! These pictures are from last year's trip!

13 comments:

picciolo said...

what a wonderful place, it looks perfect for a honeymoon. Congratulations on your anniversary, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I love the photo in your last post too, the colours are just lovely.
: )

design for mankind. said...

AWW, CONGRATS!

I loooooved Mackinac Island! :)

T said...

Oh how beautiful! What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary, I hope for our 5 year we can make it back to Savannah for another stay, Mackinac looks just as magical. Have a lovely, romantic anniversary weekend my dear!!

blazedanielle said...

Wow! Happy Anniversary!! And what a fun place to go! I can't imagine no cars! I bet that would be amazing!

ThePeachTree said...

Oh you tease!!! You better take plenty of pictures this weekend!!

Art Kitten said...

Have an absolutely wonderful and relaxing time :)

And Happy Anniversary!

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Mrs.French said...

I am so jealous! I have always wanted to visit Mackinac island. My parents went a couple of years ago and the pictures were amazing..just like yours here! Happy Anniversary!

wunderbug said...

these are just gorgeous pictures, miss! it looks like you got some kickin' weather for your anniversary.

congrats! :) did you eat the top tier of your wedding cake the way tradition stipulates? (i'd imagine it'd be a bit stale but whatever floats your boat!)

Krissy said...

I love it- but I'm so afraid to say it's been way to long since we've been. I need to book a trip there ASAP!

Happy Anniversary :)

littlebyRD said...

Congratulations! Your trip sounds lovely. Years ago I was a travel agent and I remember booking a few trips to there and thinking it looked fabulous. Have fun!

Corey & Kristen said...

Congrats on the first anniversary! Corey & I just had ours on May 12th. We're also wanting to go to Mackinac Island so bad this summer. We love riding bikes!

S.HOPtalk said...

This sounds wonderful...I'm adding it to my list of "must dos". Happy 1st anniversary! My husband and I got married on Memorial Day weekend too–a few + years ago : )

Tizzalicious said...

Congrats!

It looks like such a nice place!