Friday, June 7, 2013

Pictured Rocks { Continued }

I told you this summer has been busy! I didn't have time to post yesterday because my parents stopped by overnight on their way to New Jersey. Back to the original plan of sharing more vacation pictures...

More hiking and exploring:

Walking along a shipwreck.. the water was only 40 degrees! 

Grand Sable Sand Dunes in the background

Au Sable Lighthouse

Greg being 'creative' again

Our hike back from the lighthouse.. there were a few more shipwrecks along the shore

Two things to note:  (1) the wood Greg is carrying he broke off a shipwreck from 1904 (shhh don't tell anyone)
(2) those layered rocks are what is underneath the sand along this shoreline.. so cool

Greg found a secret cave

I didn't go in it..

Really cool colors on the rocks towards the bottom

Closer to the sand dunes

Another waterfall...

Mackinac Island:

Cute little library

Wish it was warmer and sunny

The tandem we rented to bike 8 miles around the island

Arch Rock from the road

Adding to this rock cairn.. they were everywhere around the island

The ferry we took over to the island, has a fun rooster tail

The 'Grand' Hotel

Note the fancy horse and buggy for the Grand Hotel

.. and the rest of the horse taxis for the island

Main street with lots of cute shops and fudge!

Top of Fort Mackinac.. headed to the Arch Rock

So the island doesn't have vehicles and horses take you everywhere.. this road was stinky!

some of the best fudge

That pretty much sums up our trip. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for some adventure, views and not necessarily warm beach weather. We had a great time, but spent lots of time driving! On a side note: I didn't fall asleep in the car once. I think that is a record ;)

xo, Erin

1 comment:

  1. How beautiful!! Except for that photo of you walking on that street! I laughed out loud. I would have been gagging!