I know I've been away for a while. We left on July 5 for a vacation. We got to spend a couple days with our daughter in Indianapolis along the way. It was so great to see her! We went to the zoo and then out for dinner.
Row by Row Experience.
After we left our daughter, we drove up to my parent's house in SW Michigan. We had a couple days there before we journeyed up north for a family vacation on the Upper Peninsula
The Mackinaw City Lighthouse
The first few nights we were on the UP and stayed in these cabins. They were really charming with a vintage feel. They are designed to look like a wild west town or something. My parents had the "school house" as it had a kitchenette. We stayed in the fake "general store" although I would have preferred the "fort" cabin. It had bunk beds, though.
The first full day was Anniversary Day. The plan was to take the ferry over to Mackinac Island. First, we had to take pictures, and my Mom requested that we all dress in Red, White, and/or Blue.
The Happy Couple
Our clothes really helped define us as a group on our ferry trip. More than one person inquired what we were all about!
The ferry took us under the bridge.
Mackinac Island is home to the famous Grand Hotel. Have you seen the movie "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour? It was filmed there. Also, there are no motor vehicles other than rescue vehicles allowed on the island. You walk, bike, or take a horse-drawn carriage. We took a carriage tour of the island to get an over view. Later, when some of the others went to tour the Grand Hotel, my Mom, husband, and I stayed with baby Matthew.
Here he is, by the way. I probably took more pictures of him than anything else! Anyway, he was napping away in his stroller when my husband's cell phone rang.
It was the company where he had traveled to for an interview. They were offering him the job!!!!!!!
We will be moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is where my younger sister lives, and is two hours or so from both my parents and daughter! It is so wonderful to finally have a plan!
There is lots more to share, but for now I need to go. We are back home and the packers are coming any minute!
I hope you have a wonderful day!