the Hungry Kid hits Mackinaw Island!

Growing up in Michigan, it’s easy to take all the great state has to offer for granted.

But, speaking as a Michigan-der that moved away for a brief number of years, there’s nothing that quite compares to living near ‘The Lake’, having an abundance of seasonal fruits & veggies at your fingertips and all the amazing family friendly tourist destinations (like Mackinaw Island) just a tank of gas away.

This was my sweet girl’s first time at Mackinaw, but it will not be her last.

Friends, I hope you enjoy a glimpse into a fantastic day trip.

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What a wonderful surprise to find our ferry was scheduled to make a pass under ‘the’ bridge! A little known fact, the Mackinac bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere!

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The views were spectacular, providing a unique opportunity to see the underside of the bridge and the channel.

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After pausing for pictures, our ferry resumed its quick trip to the island–only taking roughly 30 minutes.

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The entire clan loaded up on a narrated carriage ride around the island to learn about local history, politics and folk-lore. Schaeffer especially enjoyed taking a turn helping to ‘drive’ the carriage by holding the reins.

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One of the stops on our carriage ride, the arch rock, was a stunning demonstration of the splendor of Creation. How blessed we are to live in such a beautiful state!

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The whole family–minus the Hungry Dad–who was behind the camera, taking a quick time out of our island tour for a picture in front of the historical Governor’s house.

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Cutie cousins sitting on the wall of the historic ‘Fort’.

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“Fire away!” Schaeffer posing with her cousins, Tobi & Hazel, outside the fort on Mackinaw Island

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