Saturday, August 2, 2014

Vacation Day 1

This past week Rich and I took our vacation for the summer. Seeing as we are trying to not spend a lot of money due to the upcoming wedding, and there was still some more Michigan exploring we needed to do we decided to take a 4 day trip to the Upper Peninsula. Our destination was the Porcupine Mountains, which is all the way to the west side of the UP on the Wisconsin border.

We left on Sunday in the early afternoon because we planned on stopping in St. Ignace for the night. St. Ignace is right across the Mackinaw Bridge.

We got there in the early evening. It was cloudy and raining off and on. We stayed in a place called the Breakers Resort and had a room right on Lake Huron.


This is the view from our hotel room; picture taken during a rare time when the sun was actually shining. That island you see out there is Mackinaw Island.

We didn't do much while we were there. We ate dinner and then went to the local casino where we left some money for someone else to win!

We spent some time sitting on the balcony and watching people feed the sea gulls.


They kept hovering by us on the balcony. Rich was eating something and they were hoping we would toss them a little snack!



Woke up to beautiful sunshine on the water. I never get tired of looking at that!! 

Had a really good breakfast at the hotel, packed up and got ready to head across the upper peninsula!

Part 2 in a few days

 



7 comments:

Dee D said...

Now that is a nice view to wake up to. Enjoy your vacation... :)

Judy said...

Love the Breaker's Motel

Inger said...

Enjoy your vacation, that's a beautiful view that last picture.

Sally said...

LOVE the view you had. So pretty!
Looking forward to the next installment, buddy!
xoxo

Donna said...

Lovely view! Looks like a good place to chill and relax.

Grandma K said...

yhtWhat a beautiful area. We have only driven through it on our way somewhere else. I would love to go back!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Nice view. That's a great photo of the seagull. For a second, I thought it was an eagle.
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