Bridge Vista Beach Hotel & Convention Center
Travel Blogs from Mackinaw City
... about blowing up the place (!), including the refrain "We will, we will ROCK YOU"! I think they are in for an awakening in western Michigan!
The service ended a little more traditionally with a hymn set to the the Irish tune Slane which I associate with "Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all Joy...Be there at our waking at the break of the day." Completely appropriate as we did mark the break of the day, (pictures below) which was ...
... island trail. Nick should have been with me (we've had a few of these adventures before...) In any event I finally abandoned the "smart" phone and found my way home to Mom in time for a visit to the Cupola bar for a Big Porch ale and...a diet coke! before...dinner! We joined the current bishop, the "first" bishop of Eastern Michigan and another couple (see kilt below) that were long time friends of Mom and Dad's and talked about Michigan versus Alaskan ...
... Ferried back in time and entered the fudge zone on Main Street, Mackinaw Island. (Yes, we bought some.) Had a yummy lunch at Millie's cafe (sorry Bonnie, we forgot to take pictures! Good veggie burger and chicken sandwich and housemade potato chips. Plus I had a "local" ale on tap. Mom had...a diet coke :- )
We walked to the hotel (maybe we'll do the horse drawn carriage on the way back) and ...
... lay of the land. The campground offers electric at sites and we decided to test our use of water and how much we fill the tanks over 3 nights. However, with outhouses available we made full use of these as much as possible.
The next two days proved be be rain and wind which gave us a chance to organize and but didn't stop us from Geo-caching and hiking. There are tons of caches in the park ...
After departing Alpena with following John & Rita we followed highway 23 through Cheboygan to the bridge. Connie got a great picture of the magnificent bridge as we crossed it onto the Upper Peninsula (UP), beginning our Yooper experience. Both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are really only one body of water, sharing the same water level elevation.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet