This year was my first time visiting the Iowa State Fair. It is a longstanding tradition and I was happy to be invited to Des Moines with friends. I didn’t have much money (I bummed the $11 admittance fee, was offered a few “extreme fries” and free honey lemonade from my friends and coughed up […]
We went to see this awesome animated flick in Chicago ;) We saw other neat things and walked around… A LOT! It was a great trip even though one of our friends was under the weather… We can’t wait to visit again to take in more of the city! FYI-The day pass is good for […]
I’ve been getting through the long days at work by thinking of last month’s vacation to Michigan. These photos were from our self-guided tour of the Icebreaker Ship Museum. It was in operation up until a few years ago and has a long history of service in the area. I have a few more photo […]
A beacon used to guide vessels traversing Lake Michigan (with a blinking red light and fog horn) This was one of the places I couldn’t wait to visit and it was a popular destination that rainy noon but it was worth the wait!
Colonial Michilimackinacis a 1770s-era fort and fur trading village and ongoing archaeological dig. The village boasts 13 authentically reconstructed buildings, interactive displays, open hearth cooking, crafts, and cannon and musket firings. I loved walking around, it felt like being transported back in time! It’s only moments away from our next stop, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse!
Michigan was a blast… This is just the first day or so of our vacation. Other stops include: historical tours of a British fur trading encampment and lighthouse, a Soo Locks boat tour that takes us to Canadian waters as well as a self-guided tour of the Icebreaker ship museum and a relaxing ride across […]