Then it was onto the ferry and across the lake to Mackinac Island. It was our first time staying on the island, as we have always stayed on the mainland and ferried across for the day before. Jack had to do work stuff on Friday and Saturday mornings but the rest of the time he was free and we went exploring. We saw Fort Mackinac, took a carriage tour, ate some decent food, picked up a couple souvenirs, and generally relaxed and had a good time.
|The view from the Fort, about halfway up.|
|The lighthouse in the middle is Round Island Lighthouse which was first built in 1895 and is now a historical landmark. Round Island is an uninhabited island just south of Mackinac and is part of the Hiawatha National Forest.|
|One windy evening from a bench just outside the hotel|
This is my first Join-As-You-Go experiment and I'm happy with how its going so far.
I also spent some time cross stitching while Jack was at his conference.
|Friday morning's relaxing stitching time.|
On a slightly different topic, since I can't go to Ragnarok this year, Jack bought me the fabric and floss to go with a pattern he gifted me for Christmas last year, with the caveat that I can't start it until Ragnarok. You'll be seeing a new project soon.
Well, its getting late and I'm tired and I sadly have to go back to work tomorrow. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.