S: Traverse City and Mackinac Island June, 2011
FC: Our Trip Up North | June 3 - 5, 2011
1: Henry was so excited when he found out that this car ride was really a trip "Up North". Mommy, Daddy, Lyla, and Henry arrived in Traverse City on Friday afternoon, June 3, 2011. Grammy and Gramps were close behind them. | After Daddy's meeting for work, we walked around downtown, ate dinner at Grand Traverse Pie Company, and took a long ride to see the beautiful scenery.
3: Mommy, Grammy, and Lyla watched Daddy, Gramps, and Henry play shark attack and jump in the pool at the Hampton Inn. But -brrrrrr- it sure was cold when they got out of the water.
4: On Saturday morning, we crossed the Mackinac Bridge into the upper peninsula and then to St. Ignace to catch the ferry over to Mackinac Island.
5: We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Iroquois. | A policeman gave Henry a badge. The scenery was so beautiful!
6: Henry loved the horses and taxi rides.
7: Lyla thought everything was great fun -- a quick snooze prepared her for the next event.
8: Henry would have made a brave soldier at Fort Mackinac.
9: Firing the arms A steep slope | A spectacular view!
10: A perfect view from The Tea Room in the fort where we ate lunch!
11: Voted one of the 10 most beautiful views in the world. | The Grand Hotel is truly GRAND! | A huge freighter going between the two lighthouses with 2 ferries beside it. | The water under the Arch Rock is crystal clear.
12: Grammy LOVED the butterfly house.
13: ...and so did Henry!
14: So glad we took the taxi ride to Mission Point. | Clap hands ... Here come Henry and Lyla.
17: Saying "goodbye" to a place that has been so much fun is very hard to do. But you have your memories and especially Thunder and Lightning to remind you of this very special place. | Henry,Thank you for sharing this very special place with Grammy and Gramps. We had so much fun. Love, Grammy
18: Traverse City
19: Mackinac Island