Monday, September 06, 2010
Mackinac Island is full of "roads" and trails that can be hiked, cycled, or ridden on horseback. We didn't get to all of them, but did get over 20 miles in. Some of them were horse trails and a bit to mucky for my liking.
Thursday we took a wonderful couple (Jean and Rob) who were staying in the same B&B to dinner. They had eaten at the Yankee Rebel and enjoyed it, so that is where we went.
The Walleye was great, but best of all ... they had SWEET TEA! For those of you not from the south, that is a big deal.
My poor feet paid the price for all our walking. For some strange reason the shoes I have hiked in for 3 years bruised my toes and I had to buy some sandals. Fortunately, they weren't painful and I could still walk and ride, just had to avoid the messiest of the trails.
Next time, miscellaneous sites and saying good bye.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Tuesday was our second day on the island. We rented bikes and rode every day, but I will combine all the ride pictures here. It is 8 miles to ride all the way around, and if I put all my pictures together there may be a complete picture of the shore. We rode both directions morning, afternoon, and evening so we could see everything in different light. Most people just ride around the island, nice gentle ride, even saw some little ones with their training wheels. We also rode the trails and roads inland where there were some nice hills, but also some really great downhills.
The shore is white rocks, the water is perfectly clear. When the sun hits it, it looks just like the water in the Gulf of Mexico (before the oil spill).
Yup, you can also ride horses around the island.
It seems to be popular to build cairns, so of course, we had to build one, too.
It is just beautiful along the shore.
Rode past Arch Rock along the shore, and took the bike trail from the back side also.
Inland had it's beauty, too. Some of the roads are paved, some are crushed rock, but all are great.
One of our rental bikes.
Tuesday's dinner recommendation was steak at the Pink Pony. It was possibly the best rib eye I have ever eaten.
(sorry, forgot the before picture)
Tomorrow, the forts of Mackinac.
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