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... Lakes fur trade. This led to the establishment of Fort Mackinac on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was the site of two battles during the War of 1812.
In the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. There are less than 500 people who live full-time on the ...
We made our way south to Mackinaw City which is at the northern tip of the Michigan's Lower Peninsula along the southern shore of the Straits of Mackinac. These two land masses are physically connected by the 8,614-foot (2,626 m) Mackinac Bridge. Opened in 1957, it is the world's 16th-longest in ...
... and steamed potatoes (no butter or sour cream). Felt more like a proper meal. if any food is left on your plate, you are offered a box to take it away. i stripped the meat off the bones when we got back to the motel - lunch for tomorrow.
Finding bread rolls has been a bit tricky. We have had wraps for the last 2 days as an alternative.
Visited the old lighthouse in St Ignace before going back to the motel. Off south tomorrow
People from the Upper Peninsular of Michigan are called Yoopers. We are on the southern tip of the UP in St Ignace.
As predicted the weather has turned sour and it has rained or drizzled for most of the day. We had planned a quiet day so that was good for us.
Breakfast in Paradise was danish pastries or donuts, coffee and juice. I opted for one of our apples and some sultanas (courtesy of Comfort Hotel Chicago).
Headed off on ...
... the guest of honor was a gentleman that writes a Champagne newsletter to which the owner subscribes and his family. No less than 6 bottles of bubbles were opened, sampled and paired with appetizers of smoked salmon and local cheeses, a main course of wild mushroom fritatta with shaved truffle, that the owner annoyingly shared costs more than a month of my salary (Thanks, I want a raise!), and a berry tiramisu dessert. Stuffed and overly imbibed the ...