Mackinac Island

4 Jul

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

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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).

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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…

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…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.

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

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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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