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Thursday, October 7, 2021: 
It was time to leave Mackinac Island and head for Mackinaw City, Michigan. 
The captain, a jolly sailor, was confident in traversing the distance in less than 30 minutes.      

Then there it was, the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, poking its tops in and out of the clouds.
The roadway climbs to 135 feet above the water.  A half-million vehicles cross the bridge each month.
She connects St. Ignace in Upper Michigan and Mackinaw City in Lower Michigan.

Boats often cross under the bridge.

This lighthouse was in use until the bridge was completed in 1957.  The bridge now lights the channel.

Paula couldn't resist stopping at Weinerlicious for lunch.  Hot dogs are the only things on their menu!

Mark and Paula headed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they ran into the Tin Man
from the Wizard of Oz movie.  Paula, I think he loves you!

The Dynamic Duo stayed at the JW Marriott that night, overlooking the Grand River.

Quote of the day:    Quite a place!  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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