S: Our Trip to Michigan - SUMMER 2011
BC: Makin' Memories
FC: The Porter Family Trip to Michigan SUMMER 2011
1: Summer 2011 Trip Itinerary July 21 - Drove to Sandusky, Ohio with the Pinellos July 22 - Cedar Point with the Pinello Family July 23 - Met Aunt Twins in Frankenmuth and then drove to Traverse City July 24 - Went tubing down the Platte River and then dinner at Jill & Bradley's July 25 - Charlevoix, Tahquamenon Falls, and St. Ignace July 26 - Mackinac Island July 27 - Explored Mackinac City and drove to Higgins Lake July 28 - Drove to Gladwin and Beaverton. Went tubing/jet skiing on lake July 29 - Spent all day relaxing on Higgins Lake July 30 - Drove Home
2: Cedar Point was full of fun and adventures!
3: Hey! Who's driving?! | Waiting out the storm in the souvenir shop!
4: Snoopy World was the perfect place to sit back and dry off while we prepared for the next roller coaster run!
5: GOOD TIMES WITH GOOD FRIENDS | The Ferris Wheel was HUGE!
6: We stopped in Frankenmuth to enjoy lunch with Sheli's Aunt Twins. It's fun to share memories from childhood.
7: LUNCH WAS DELICIOUS. It was so nice to have the chance to have some time with some very special ladies!!
8: We stopped at Bronner's... The largest Christmas store in the WORLD!
9: Of course we found some GREAT DEALS!
10: Traverse City is famous for growing cherries. | YUMMO!!
11: The black sweet cherries were just hanging off the branches.
12: The mood of the sunset over Lake Michigan
13: The Mission Point Lighthouse in Traverse City
14: Sunset Memories
15: The sunsets on Lake Michigan had so many different moods and colors. They were really beautiful.
16: Sun | Life is good...
18: Tubing down the Platte River into Lake Michigan... What a relaxing, beautiful day we had on the river!
19: Taking it easy; floating down the lazy river
20: GOOD TIMES | July 24, 2011
21: We made it to Lake Michigan!
22: The Port Betsie Lighthouse
25: We had a great visit and a yummy dinner at Jill & Bradley's place. | July 24, 2011
26: The Charlevoix Lighthouse
27: July 25, 2011 | We had a little extra time, so we drove up to see what Sheli used to call "root beer falls" when she was a little girl.
30: The Lake Superior Blues... SO BEAUTIFUL!
31: A rainbow!!
32: Castle Rock in St. Ignace Another childhood memory!
33: There was a storm a brewin' over Mackinac Island
35: The skies were violet after the storm... & they matched Lindsey's shirt
36: Our ferry ride to Mackinac Island took us out under the bridge.
37: The Mighty Mackinac Bridge
38: Mackinac Island HERE WE COME! | The Grand Hotel
39: Riding bikes all the way around the island... SO MUCH FUN!!
40: It was a perfect day for a bike ride.
41: The Porter Pile | Legend says leave a stack of rocks to help you find your way back from where you've come.
43: Stopping for little breaks along the way | GOOD TIMES TOGETHER
44: The Grand Hotel and its' gardens!
45: THE FORT WAS PRETTY COOL
46: The lighthouse in Mackinac City overlooking the Mackinac Bridge
47: The Mighty Mackinac Bridge (Iron work at its' best!)
48: THREE FUN DAYS AT HIGGINS LAKE
49: We met up with Dawn, Joe and Aunt Joyce in Beaverton!
50: Don't cha LOVE our hats?! | Having Fun Together
51: Makin' memories on the Pontoon
52: JET SKIING ROCKS!!
53: higgins LAKE
54: TUBING ADVENTURES | YIKES!
55: HOLD ON! | We won't forget this ride for a while!!
56: LINDSEY & TREY LOVED TUBING!!
57: We had a great day on the lake.
58: Jim was eager to get up on water skies again... | and had success on his first attempt. WAY TO GO, JIM!!
60: We had a great day on the lake with everyone! | SMILE!
61: Just hangin' out on the deck.
62: Good times with the Graveline Family
63: There's always time for CRAFTS!
64: Blue skies, blue water, and FUN!
65: WOOHOO!! | Let's ROLL!
68: The sun settin' on our last night of vacay...
69: Grandma and Grandpa Young | Aunt Sal and Uncle Don
70: Campfire Memories | Getting the "watermelon rock" for Jim