Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Vacation

Last week my sister, mom, dad and I went to Michigan to go to Mackinac Island. It was a beautiful trip so I thought I would share some pictures.  We traveled a bit more than half way on the first day and stayed right on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan the first night in Marionette WI. I knew we were staying there so I went on the web to see if I could find any prim stores there and I hit the jackpot. I found the shop called 1896 Homestead Shoppe, LLC. I messaged her on FB to see what her hours were on Friday and she messaged me back that they were open until 5, we pulled into town at 5:30 and it was the first place we went. My mom, sister and I went in and of course bought some things. Here are just two pictures I took of her cute Halloween/Fall things. Very cute store.
I love lighthouses!

My sister and dad checking out the lake.

The Grand Hotel from the ferry.

For Mackinac from the ferry
Mackinac bridge connecting the Upper and Lower  peninsulas  of Michigan.
On Mackinac motorized vehicles, horses, bikes and feet are the way to get around.

My favorite place, Arch Rock. It was a cave and the rest collapsed leaving just the opening, so pretty!

From Arch Rock to the shore below where people have made pictures with rocks, the Olympic rings and hearts.

My mom, dad, sister Tammy and I at Arch Rock

The dining room at the Grand Hotel where we had lunch.

Grand Hotel 

Another lighthouse.

It was a great vacation and a lot to see, some things we didn't even get to see, maybe another trip another time.


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

It sure looks like ya'll had a great time! Hope you had a great birthday too!


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What Beautiful Photo's. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip.
Thanks for sharing.


Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Cindi,
Oh my so lovely! I always wanted to go there! Maybe someday... sigh.

alltheseboys said...

Cindi, My sisters in laws live in Alpena MI, so she drives that bridge frequently. She's been married for over 15 years and I have never actually seen a picture! So seeing yours was really neat! She actually was there last week too! Maybe you passed each other on the bridge, lol!! Katie

Christine said...

Wonderful photos, Cindi! You surely did have a great trip and a visit to a lovely prim store!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Best wishes

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oh my! What wonderful photos. Isn't that THE Grand Hotel where the movie Somewhere in Time was filmed?! Oh I love that movie!! That place is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing with us.
:> )

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frontporchprims said...

What a lovely vacation. You have some beautiful pictures of the ocean. The Grand Hotel is maginficent. I first saw it in the movie "Somewhere in Time". BTW, it's a really great show:) I hope to be able to show my children some lighthouses in Oregon next month. How fun to visit such a cute little shop. I am so ready for fall. Have a great week. -Steph-

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Cindi, what great pictures of your wonderful vacation, looks like a good place to go, I love to visit one day. The shop looks so inviting, love that little bear with the hat, to cute. Also love your header pictures, so so pretty. Blessings Francine.

~Sara said...

Oh what beautiful photos! Sure looks like a fun item was had by all!! Thanks for sharing with us.Blessings~Sara

Heather said...

I was just going to ask about the Grand Hotel and "Somewhere in Time". I love that movie too! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Looks like you had a lovely time with family! Thank you for sharing your memories of your trip!


Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Cindi! Gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing them! I remember a program on TV last year about this area and how beautiful it was. There is something so special about vacationing near the water. Sounds like you had a great time with everyone!--Jan

Cyn said...

very pretty pics!

Barb said...

Hi Cindi,
How Fun!! My husband's folks live in Michigan and I have always wanted to go to Mackinac Island. But never seems to be enough time.
His sisters live in Boyne so that is were we head.
Love all the lighthouses!
Glad you had a fun trip.
Enjoy your day,

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Cindi,
I love lighthouses too. On our 25th anniversary, we went to Michigan and did a light house tour. We also went to Mackinac Island and I loved it. Hope to go back there someday. My daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids spent a week on the island about 3 weeks ago.
Sounds and looks like you had a great time.