LIFE: Birthday Trip to Mackinac

Well, my birthday was a few days ago, and you know what they say about turning 23…

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Memes aside, I can’t believe I’m already 23 years old. I don’t feel like an adult yet, but I keep getting older and more confused about life. This year, my birthday fell on a Tuesday. However, the weekend before my boyfriend, friends, and I went on a trip to Mackinac Island! It was my first time visiting, and I must say that it was a beautiful weekend to go.

We started off in Mackinac City, where we walked around and ate pasties before taking a trolley tour around the city. We even drove over the bridge to the Upper Peninsula to see the bridge from another angle. On the tour we learned a lot about the history of Mackinac, or Mackinaw depending on which part of the area you’re in, and took some really beautiful photos.

Afterwards, we took a small break before going to the Lumberjack show. It was an absolute blast watching the lumberjacks saw, axe, climb,and run their way around the wood. My good friend, Dylan, even went up during an audience participating section to yell TIMBER as loud and as long as possible. Note: he was the only adult among the other three young children.

The next day, we took the ferry to the Island to spend the day. Instead of taking a bike tour or a horse carriage ride around the island, we decided to walk the trails. While I did get sunburned, I never got too hot or cold. The natural rock formations and historical landmarks also made the hike well worth the several hours we were on our feet. I would highly recommend it for those who want to really enjoy the beauty of the island.

One our last day, we visited Colonial Michlimackinac for a historical tour around the colony. We saw archaeological sites, restored buildings, and actors dressed in period pieces to really make us feel like we were back in time. Although it did rain, we made the most of it by visiting shops downtown and buying plenty of souvenirs.

I would highly recommend visiting this beautiful part of Michigan if you’re in the area. I know I will be going again someday soon!

Here are a few photos that I took of our trip: