Thursday dawned--you guessed it--cold and cloudy. We had planned to go to Mackinac Island today but after we looked at the weather radar and the forecast, we decided to forget it. We did, however go to Mackinaw City. I was really kind of bummed because #1-I love the Island and haven't been there for awhile and #2 It is Lilac Time on the Island and I LOVE lilacs. That is the one things I miss about Sanibel. No lilacs.
This is one of three or four ferry services in Mackinaw which run to the island about every half hour.
This is the ferry that runs to the island.
We then headed back to the cottage to pack and eat supper. We then went into Boyne City to Kilwin's for ice cream. I opted for a hot fudge sundae made with their homemade butter pecan ice cream and their own hot fudge. Oh my!! Back to the cottage where we watched about half of PS, I Love You on DVD. I say half because the DVD player died half way through!! Grrr!!
Anyway, Friday morning we got up early to hit the road. And of course, the sun was shinning just as bright as could be. It was 56 degrees when we left at 8:45 and it was 83 degrees when we got home! We decided to come home a less direct route. I wanted to drive down along Lake Huron since that was my "old stomping grounds" growing up. So we drove through Alpena, Oscoda, Tawas, and Omer which is called "the littlest city in the US". This is where I was born. Ok, everybody say oooo, ahhhh. We had a picnic lunch between Omer and Standish, then headed south on I 75. As we were heading south, it seemed like everyone from southern Michigan was heading north. I guess that's what they do on weekends.
Anyway, that is just about it for our trip up north. Oh yeah, today--guess what? When I woke up Saturday morning, back home in Ohio, it was cold, cloudy and rainy!!! Geez! Huge thunderstorms in the afternoon. And of course, more storms on Sunday. But, finally, the sun is out today (Monday) and it is beautiful--at least for the moment.
Hope you all enjoyed my trip. I did, despite the weather. Thanks, Bob, for a great week.