Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Frankenmuth, Michigan

Well, here is is our last stop on our adventure.   Happy/Sad as we have had a wonderful time.
This city is molded after a German theme and has lots of flowers everywhere.  I did not take pictures as we were so busy but I did get a few on our river boat cruise.  We were there for 3 day with lots planned.  We went to one of the largest Christmas Wonderland stores in the world and yes I went crazy.  I actually bought me a pencil shaped Christmas tree for the RV.  It was on sale as it was last years model,,,,lololol   Did not know that trees had models.   Since it was July they call it Christmas in July,,  I am sure you have heard of that before,,,We then took our boat cruise and went to a Distillery.  For the people that know me you know that I am not a very good drinker.  Well, we were allowed 3 drinks of any thing.  There was wine, hard liquor.  Vodka, whiskey, bourbon, etc.  Well,
after 3 yes I was laughing.  Oh, yes I did buy some bottle as it is Happy Hour somewhere.    We visited a Military and Space Museum.  It was interesting but more of the military people's thing.
Our last day we had our farewell dinner family style.  We all had a wonderful time on this trip and all said that this group was one of the best.  I do have some pictures to show.  The next morning was our farewell breakfast and we all said our goodbyes and hugs and kisses.  I personally had a time of my life and I am looking forward to do more of the caravan traveling.

Mackinaw City/ Mackinaw Island

Today is July 15th day 25 of our 32 day adventure.  We are in Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Island.
I can not tell you how beautiful the island is and how pretty everything is with all the flowers they have through out the entire city and Island.  We had so much planed these 4 days that we were so glad that our 4th  day was a free day to do what we wanted.  Me I did laundry first thing in the morning so I could so some exploring and socializing later.  We were kept busy as our scheduled included a horse drawn carriage ride around the island, a hydro jet ferry over to the island, a Fort Mackinaw tour on the island and a free afternoon to explore and shop on our own.
Our two days we went to a lumberjack show, went to a lighthouse ( one of many on this trip),
went to a historic mill creek and had a wonderful campfire on the beach with smores.   Yes this place is truly  beautiful.

Now there is one thing that you need to do when you go over to Mackinaw Island is go to the Grand Hotel and eat their famous buffet lunch.  Yes is was "PRICEY" but it was once in a lifetime so what the heck.  The food was delicious and the tour of the hotel which was included in the buffet was awesome.  Hope you enjoyed the pictures and they really do not show the beauty of the island.
Oh, forgot to tell you that you can use any vehicles on the island everything is done with horses or bikes.   I guess they get there exercise that way but it has been a tradition since the beginning and it is not going to change.