This weekend we took a quick hop up to the upper peninsula of Michigan, aka the UP. We didn't have a specific location in mind, and those always make for the best trips.
We stopped in Mackinaw City Saturday night, where Eric deleted all our pictures from the camera. Luckily, there was a lot of things to take pictures of so we made more.
View of the Mackinaw Bridge from our hotel room:
On Sunday we took a boat tour of the Pictured Rocks. I would recommend that if you ever get up to Munising you take a peek at nature's handiwork. It was a tad expensive but really beautiful and I enjoyed the boat ride immensely. The pictures can't quite convey the vibrant colors, fresh sea spray and peaceful rocking of the boat.
The water of Lake Superior, aka Gitchee Gumee, lives up to its description of shining big-sea water
We decided to extend our weekend by a day and stayed in Escanaba Sunday night.
On the way home we stopped at Fort Michilimackinac, one of our favorite spots in the UP. It was too cold for me, but Eric took the kids for a tour.
Vacations are never long enough and always cost too much but it was nice to get away.