Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Much Quieter Day

Our grand adventure today consisted of a short drive north across the Mackinac Bridge to the little town of St. Ignace. We read about a lighthouse that had been moved from somewhere else to the docks at St. Ignace. A quick, easy drive, and we could get some nice pictures of the Wawatam Light:

We drove through the town and stopped at a small mall, but didn't see anything we couldn't live without. We headed back across the bridge one more time and continued on south to Cheboygan, which is about 14 miles south of Mackinaw City. We missed a lighthouse there when we were there a few days ago, and there's a super Walmart there as well.

We found the park where the Cheboygan Crib Light sits. This is another light that has been moved. The original light was out in the water. On the way to the light, we found this family of Canadian geese:

And we saw this large Coast Guard ship in the harbor:

And here's the little lighthouse:

Another family of geese on the move:

We found the Walmart and got a few groceries. After our little shopping spree, we headed home with our goodies.

We got everything put away and decided to go into Mackinaw City for a late lunch and a look around at some of the shops we missed the first time we were there. I think we made the complete rounds of every shop in town, at least that's what it feels like! What did we buy? One little chunk of fudge!

Back home to relax for the evening. Tomorrow will be our day to get ready to travel. We will be leaving Thursday to head south.


Anonymous said...

Lady Ellie and Sir Jim!

We were in Macinaw City last year visiting my cousin that lives near Traverse City. He said all tourists in the area are referred to as "Fudgies".

So now you know your official moniker in MC!


Joe and Sherri said...

Just like the ducks...you are headed south. How much fudge did you eat and how much did you freeze? It was good wasn't it.

Joe and Sherri