Sorry for the delay in posts--a last-minute addition to our travel schedule took me to San Francisco for the weekend!! More on that later...first, here is the continuation of our Michigan trip.
Day 8 (July 7th) we spent the morning on the island, and made our way back to our kiddos and my family in Alpena:
|In the morning we took one last walk and|
toured the Hotel's stables and carriage collection,
and the Governor's Mansion.
|The Governor's Mansion was very beautiful. I love this |
porch! I would spend all day out here.
|Grand Hotel and Mackinac Bridge, from Governor's Mansion.|
|One last stop at the fudge shop. :o)|
|Bye, Grand Hotel :o( |
(The smaller white building on the very right is the
|Bye, Mackinac Island :o(|
|On the way home (2 hour drive) we stopped at|
this FANTASTIC family-owned burger shack.
Really, best burger ever!!! (Yeck's on US 23)
|Our instructor, getting the supplies ready.|
Notice the beer and munchies.
|A few of the students and half-completed work. At this point,|
we didn't know what the painting was going to be. We were
just supposed to follow Justin's directions.
|Wine break!! (and munchies and beer)|
|The finished products--it's the Blair Street Pier! This is the|
pier at the end of my parent's street (just 2 blocks down). So
cool to create something meaningful!