The Monday morning after the ice cream social, June 18, Andy and I were blessed to take a trip celebrating (just a little early) our 10 year anniversary. We dropped the boys off at my mom and dad's and headed north. We drove up to Ludington, Michigan. It was a very cute little town.
It happens to be the town where the giant ferry crosses the lake to go to Wisconsin. It only goes a couple time a day and we were fortunate to see it come in and then leave again. That evening we enjoyed a wonderful dinner of fish and chips and walked all around the town. And...we had some ice cream of course....probably the BEST ice cream I have ever had! YUM YUM!
That next morning we took a walk out to the lighthouse...it was really windy...but a beautiful day. We were very surpised by Ludington and can't wait to take the boys back some day. Love it when those spontaneous plans work out!
We took the 4:00 ferry over...got checked into our bed and breakfast...met up with the friends who went along...took the 8 mile bike ride around the island...ate a yummy dinner...and walked along the streets of Mackinac. It was lovely...so quiet and quaint after the crowds go home on the last ferry.
Wednesday morning we took a personal carriage ride throughout the town...I had no idea about the size of some of the mansions...and was surpised to see the "normal little suberbs" in the center of the island where the locals live. I did learn that I am REALLY allergic to horses...and even riding in the carriage behind the horses gets me all stuffed up.
well worth the huge climb up there.
A view from the fort at our bed and breakfast
It was an amazing trip...we were really blessed every way around...except that my bike seat broke and ripped my favorite shorts. It was wonderful to spend 5 days with just Andy (and some friends too) celebrating our marriage!