The water is enough to make me want to return. The whole time at Mackinac (or Mackinaw City) I was impressed at how the water turned three different shades as one looked out across the strait. Sandy yellow by the shore, green a little ways out, deep blue way, way out.
But when I go back, I'm going with bicycles. One for each of us. Traveling by bike around Mackinac Island was a thrill, albeit one of the pleasant variety. The trip around its perimeter is about 8.2 miles. Sam was able to do it pretty easily, though he wasn't necessarily too fast. (He's a fairly cautious biker, not a bad thing). Sherry and Sam stayed together and Caroline rode on a third-wheel tag-along with me. Interestingly, Caroline was not enjoying the morning one bit before the ride. I think she expected she'd be getting her own bike and having to pedal herself around the island. When she realized I'd be doing the work, she perked up considerably.
|At the end of our trip.|
|Pausing for a family photo.|
|Sam and Sherry come in for a break.|
|Caroline points out our progress on a map.|
|When Caroline wanted to run up the mountain I said, "Sure, knock yourself out." She actually had the easiest time of it, what with her long legs and light frame.|
|Do you see Caroline in the pink toward the left?|
|From atop a peak at Sleeping Bear Dunes. You can see Lake Michigan in the distance.|
|Caroline tries a modeling pose.|
|Good photo, I think, of Sam.|
|Sherry signals to us from afar.|