Mackinac Island

4 Jul

With Bushranger safely resting at the St. Ignace Town Dock, Boyd and I set out to explore Mackinac Island.


First of all, does anybody know why it is pronounced ‘Mack-in-aw’ when it is spelled ‘Mack-in-ac’? I googled it and found that it has something to do with the French trying to spell a Native American name.

For those of us who are linguistically challenged, it seems very unfair to confuse us even further by making a ‘c’ sound like a ‘w’…hmph!

…but I digress. I want to tell you about this interesting island…

Mackinac Island does not allow cars; everyone travels by bicycle or horse (or foot, like we did).


It is filled with historic buildings, glorious flower gardens, and more fudge shops than you can (or should?) sample in one day. We heard a tour guide say that if you DID try a sample at each of the many shops, by the end of the day you would have consumed more than one and a half pounds (or 680 grams for my Aussie friends) of fudge – ufff, I think I may have gone up a dress size just thinking about it.

As we wandered around with the other tourists we enjoyed reading the various historical plaques and signs. This one caught my eye…


…you don’t really want to think too deeply about that one…especially after eating fudge…

Anyway, here’s a sampling of the sights of Mackinac Island.










Happy 4th of July to all of Bushranger’s friends!



6 Responses to “Mackinac Island”

  1. Gregg Turner July 4, 2016 at 16:52 #

    Happy 4th Right Back at Ya! Safe Travels! 🙂

    • MrsB July 4, 2016 at 16:54 #

      thanks Gregg! See you in a few months!!!!

  2. Rod July 4, 2016 at 18:08 #

    I’m rating Mackinac as the prettiest town you have visited on the loop so far – big call I know. Happy 4th of July to you and all your family and American friends.

    • MrsB July 4, 2016 at 18:33 #

      thank you Rod!

  3. jdepodwin July 5, 2016 at 09:20 #

    Forgot how absolutely beautiful the Island is to behold. The flowers are in abundance! Enjoy.

    • MrsB July 5, 2016 at 09:29 #

      Thanks Jeanne

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