Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vacation Recap Part II-The Cities

After we went to the UP and before we tried to watch the sunset, we hung out some in Mackinaw City.

Walking the beach in front of our hotel room we saw that someone built this gigantic house since the last time we were there!

We thought it was a resort at first!

And we walked the marina in town. Check out this gas pump.

Would you look at the price of that gas? $45.00 per gallon!

We'll never get our boat in the water at those prices! Actually, we'll never get our boat in the water period because we don't own a boat . Good thing, because putting gas in our cars is expensive enough!

After dark I spent some time trying to get a good picture of the bridge lit up...this was the best I could get, which isn't great but kind of cool, too!

The next day we headed south to Traverse City, which is about 2 hours southwest of Mackinaw. 

On the way there we stopped here to do some metal detecting. 

Love those dunes!

And Lake Michigan!

Stopped in Traverse City to check into our hotel and then took
a drive to a little fishing town called Leland...very pretty.

It had some cute little shops. I love the Dam Candy Shop!

We just walked around and bought some magnets for me and Shauna, and some fudge of course!

In the evening we met Rich's sister and her husband and their friends for dinner at Turtle Creek, the local Indian casino. Had a nice dinner, played a little video poker then back to our hotel for the night.

Wednesday we headed home for a day of rest until the next part of our vacation.

Coming up: Cousin Carole's place.


The Retired One said...

Wish we could have met when you came to the U.P.!! Did you get all the way to Marquette? I live close to there! I love the bridge area and Traverse City is nice too...great photos! Love your header photo too!

Donna said...

Tell me that Gas price is a JOKE???????? NO WAY GIRL!!!

What a House!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Donna said...

Glad you are having a wonderful time!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

That house is just WAY too big! Ewww!
I love the UP and miss those days of childhood and visiting there :(
Thanks for taking me back!
xo, misha