On the walkway to The Carriage House lined with gorgeous flowers and as you can see, I did my part in helping the Mackinac Island economy (Drummond Island's, too)
One of the many lovely inns on Mackinac Island - "The Metiver Inn"
Beautiful gardens at The Grand Hotel First time to see orange geraniums - gorgeous blooms!
Entrance to The Mission Point Inn at Mackinac Island
Cheers from "G's".....after the pizza, Philip, Annette, Mark and I had ice cream at Marion's next door followed by dominoes on Catrina!
Had lunch here at The Coffee Express in Port Clinton (one of our favorite coffee cafes and lunch spots). It was hot and sunny (93) but 7 miles from Tawas City, the heavens opened up big time, so....decided to stop at Mulligan's in East Tawas (3rd visit) for another great meal before going back to Catrina. After the rain stopped, we went for a walk on a beautiful evening with lots of folks out and about walking the docks and enjoying the "Blues by the Bay" concert.
Spectacular field of sunflowers along the Michigan highway
There's a kite shop close to the East Tawas marina and some guys were flying these awesome kites! Had delish pizza at "G's" and then went for a walk. The 7th annual "Blues by the Bay" music fest started tonight thru Sunday - lots of entertainment, food, beer and folks having fun right here beside the marina.
Had a great visit and dinner with Jim and Kathe who live here now, but long-time boating friends from back home!
After a short sail, the "cousins" enjoying a drink, catching up, and then off to Andiamo's for wonderful Italian dinner! Had sooo much fun with Rita!!!
And from a distance..."The Nautical Mile" along St. Clair Shores - one mile of marina after marina - we are staying at Michigan Harbor.
After arriving here, we gave Catrina a good scrubbing, rode our bikes for groceries and then the rain/storms came off and on this afternoon/evening. When we were coming back from dinner at "Waves", we saw a "double" rainbow (2nd one doesn't show up very well here)! Neat!
Skyline of Windsor
Some of the many flower beds throughout the park. Amherstburg is the rhodoedenron capital of southwest Ontario
The island is currently being developed as Bob-Lo Island Marina and Resort Community. They want to become the next "Nantucket" or "Martha's Vineyard". These are just a few of the multi-million dollar homes on Bob-Lo Island. Enjoyed biking around the island and great dinner at The Beachfront Restaurant
This turtle sculpture was sitting amid pretty flowers in a garden setting outside a very upscale marine antique shop.
Our June 21st blog showed a picture of the tall Perry Memorial. We rode the elevator to top and had gorgeous views from 352' (3rd tallest monument in the National Park system). Catrina is down there (in the middle along inner wall). Lake Erie is the 2nd smallest of the Great Lakes surface wise and is the most shallow. However, fishing is the predominant industry as more fish are taken out of Lake Erie per year than all the other Great Lakes combined!!! And judging from all the fishermen we see every day, we believe it!!!
FYI, #2 in height for national monuments is the Washington Monument and #1.........The Arch in St. Louis.