S: Michigan Fall 2011
BC: Lover's Leap
FC: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
1: Day 1 Pictured Rock Cruise, Munising Day 2 Hiking in Marquette Day 3 Mark & Natalie's Wedding Day 4 Hiking in Munising Day 5 Mackinac Island
2: Day 1 Pictured Rock Cruise Our first stop in the UP was the dock in Munising for a 37 mile boat cruise on Lake Superior. We took the sunset boat cruise to see the crystal clear blue-green water, rock formations, sandstone cliffs, beaches, and sand dunes along the shoreline. All praise to our Grand Creator!
3: Indian Head Lover's Leap | Chapel Hill
4: Chapel Rock
6: Day 2 Marquette, MI
8: Day 2 Presque Isle Park and Sugar Loaf Mountain
10: Day 3 The Wedding Day
13: Day 4 Hiking in Munising Sunday afternoon the Johnson Family took us hiking to their secret place they aptly call "Paradise". The kids all piled in the back of Morgan's little red pickup, it was such a beautiful and fun fall day. The yoopers are a fun group that's for sure!
14: Day 4 After our hike, the Johnsons took us just up the road to the Bay Furnace. From 1869 to 1877 this area was the site of Onota, an iron smelting town. The town was destroyed by fire in 1877 and only the iron kiln ruins remain. While in operation, the Bay Furnace produced 20 tons of pig iron a day. Ships came to the 1200 ft dock bringing supplies and taking out pig iron. Bay Furnace is on the National Register of Historic Places.
15: DAY 5 Mackinac Island The Mackinac Bridge, opened in 1957, known as "Big Mac" or "Mighty Mac" is the third longest in total suspension bridge in the world. It spans the Straits of Mackinac to connect the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. On this sunny fall day, we took a 30 min ferry ride from the mainland to Mackinac Island. Motorized vehicles are prohibited so we rented bikes and explored 9 miles around the island, stopped for lunch and of course had to get fudge...the island is famous for it.