Friday, June 15, 2012


Bay City, MI to Mackinaw City, MI, 190 miles by Model A, and Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island, 10 miles by catamaran.  Took mostly back roads paralleling Interstate 75 today, saw lots of trees and little towns and lots of trees. No wonder Henry Ford came up here to make his charcoal. Lots of straight runs like this.TDSC02729 Stopped in Westbranch for breakfast at the little local Downtown Cafe, and had a really big breakfast for a pittance. Patti ordered egg, cake & meat which turned out to be eggs, pancake and sausage! Bill and Linda split an omelet, and still got two huge plates full.TDSC02732 Patti has been looking for a quilt store for days, and finally found one.  (I only got 15 min unlike 2 hours in car museums)TDSC02735 Arrived in Mackinaw City just in time to catch the 2:30 ferry, parked the cars, grabbed the luggage and made it to the dock in time. That’s our ferry in the background.TDSC02740 TDSC02739 Kept an eye on the skipper to make sure he didn’t ding anything, he didn’t, but it was really funny, that this big thing was maneuvered by this little set of controls. A joy stick and 3 buttons.  (Not counting all the stuff to get the engines going, etc.)TDSC02743 Here on Mackinac, this is rush hour. (By the way, no motor vehicles.)TDSC02744 But they do have a few bicycles. More bikes than people I think. Everything is delivered by bicycles or horses even UPS.TDSC02748 Our B and B has a fine veranda for us A folk to sit on.TDSC02745TDSC02770 TDSC02769 Oh, every other store is a homemade fudge store. Some of us are shopping for larger size clothes. Some new A members here, the DalCantos and the Holombos.  Kicked up our heels in the Yankee Rebel Tavern tonight. Tomorrow, sightseeing, and gotta get one of those bicycles.


Unknown said...

You have been BUSY! While we are stuck here at home fighting with house inspectors (he knew Ray F),
real estate agents, and the HEAT!
I wanna be there...
J & J

Anonymous said...

It's nice that you had some relaxing time on the veranda. The island sounds like a lot of fun. The T meeting was short last night with so few members there since the Model A crew has deserted us.

L & AG

Anonymous said...

Glad to see such happy people sitting on that veranda. Of course Patti is happy she was in a quilt store for a whole 15 minutes! Have a great Fathers Day all you guys. It is supposed to be close to 100 here today! No jackets for us.

Mary & Bob

Catherine said...

LOL! How funny that you 'car folks' ended up on an island that doesn't have cars on it! :o) Have never been to Mackinac but it's on my 'to do' list someday! Enjoy! I hear it's absolutely beautiful!