Mackinac Island

I started off the day waking up to seventies music as my mom’s alarm told us to go to Mackinac Island. We got into the car and drove thirty minutes to the ferry and got tickets, then waited about an hour to finally get to the island.

IMG_1028 IMG_1026

When we got there, we were astounded by the number of people, but quickly got to a bike rental shop and hit the trail. As there are no motorized vehicles allowed on the island, we had to bike eight miles if we really wanted to see the island, a fact that the Wildebeest was very upset about, but once we started going he had a lot of fun.

IMG_1025 IMG_1029

We did a very flat, easy loop around to see beaches and scenery, which was fun.


After the loop we went to the Yankee Rebel Tavern, which was alright, and went to look for fudge. We found it at Murdick’s Fudge (the original shop) and got peanut butter fudge, mint chocolate fudge, and salted caramel chocolate fudge. We also got saltwater taffy and cheddar cheese popcorn. I wanted to go to the Skull Cave because it sounded cool, and my dad wanted to see Arch Rock. We decided to take a shortcut, which had a ton of uphill climbing, but what goes up must come down, and we got to coast down the hill, which Ben and the Wildebeest loved. We stopped at a few cemeteries, Skull Cave, which was cool, and arch rock, which was even cooler, riding our rented bikes a total of 18 miles on the island.

IMG_1030 IMG_1024

We coasted into town, turned in our bikes, and headed over to the Pink Pony for drinks and appetizers, which were very good.


We then got back on the ferry to return to our car, where all the kids fell asleep within minutes. It was a really fun day. Tomorrow, my parents are running a race in Pictured Rocks before we go backpacking through the park.