On Friday our first order of business was to look at and try out a pontoon. We went for a ride on beautiful Torch Lake. The water was a gorgeous color of blue, and the weather was perfect! That evening we stayed in Pellston and ate at a wonderful restaurant on Douglas Lake. It was perfectly calm and a beautiful blue. It reminded us of Twin Lakes, the lake we grew up on.
Saturday morning we headed for Mackinac Island aboard a boat from Mackinaw City. The Grand Hotel looked impressive even from the lake!
The shoreline was very pretty with the lovely buildings along the shore and the boats docked.
The homes next to the hotel along the bluff were breathtaking. The landscaping was beyond perfect. They are million dollar homes, so I'm going to go out on a limb and assume they have gardeners, but still they were fantastic!
St. Ann's Catholic Church has quite a history on the island, so we had to go see it. There was a wedding taking place as it is a popular destination wedding spot, but we were welcomed in as they were taking pictures. This church reminded me of St. Mary's, my home church. The seats, the altars, and the balcony were very similar. What set them apart was the beautiful painting above the altar and the ceiling.
And then it was time to go. I can now check Mackinac Island off of my Bucket List!here for the song by Gordon Lightfoot.
Next we headed to Sault Ste. Marie to the lock and dam. Half of the town is in the US, and half is in Canada. None of us were smart enough to bring our passports, so we were stuck looking at the bridge that would take us to Canada!
We dropped Kathy off at home then met Tasha in Williamsburg to take us home. Then Dean and Gay continued on to Texas. All in all, we had a fantastic time--saw many beautiful sights, had lots of laughs, some good food, and enjoyed the time together.