Monday, October 26, 2009

Mackinac Island

Lately I have become a very bad person in neglecting my first and foremost blog "Blooms Unlimited". I have been devoting my time in creating my new food blog "Spicy Lounge"  and when I see the frequency of this blog its like only one entry per month and that my friends, thanks to Blog-a-ton! How mean can I be !

I'm going to change this rule.. so here I am posting about this wonderful weekend getaway. Probably its the first trip that I'm writing about in my blog or so I remember !


J is really busy these days with his work & planning a trip is really hectic with the tight schedules. Generally we plan such trips together, doing our own research, finding out from friends & booking hotels & stuff. But this time, I had the sole responsibility as we needed a break very badly and soon comes winter.

Mackinac island is an island (oh yeah it says that ) that separates the northern & southern peninsulas of Michigan state in the United States. It is very famous for its ancient locations , fall beauty & cycles, thats what I heard.Anyway just in a way, I happened to know that this was the last weekend for the year and so I made my decision to pick up this destination.

Mackinac here we come.



This place can be reached from either the Northern side(St Ignace city) or the southern side (Mackinaw city). The big Mac bridge connects these two cities.You need to drive to either of these places and take a Ferry from there to the island. Its a 20 minute drive to the island via the Ferry. We stayed in Mackinaw City which by itself is a very small area.

The weather was really very chilly , so it should be for the month, when we boarded the Ferry. The trip was wonderful and you get to know the history of  the island on the way.
The island is only 8 miles in total circumference and motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. And so the only modes of transport are either by cycles or horse drawn carriages and ofcourse by feet.



We rented cycles , though it was very hard to get as most of the shops were closed, and drove the entire island. I was driving a bicycle nearly after 10 years and it was so much fun. (Though not to forget my leg cramps @ night ! ) The weather was very romantic and the places just reminded us of Pondicherry back home.

After spending our time in the island we went back to the city and took a walk along the streets. The city was almost deserted and people said that it does look like a ghost town after the season.

Altogether it became a weekend to remember and if ever you are planning a trip to that place, I suggest you to go through this site. It is a best destination for honeymoon couples.

12 comments:

PurpleHeart said...

A place that has banned motor vehicles???? !!!! I can't go beyond a WOW !! But why were the cycle-shops closed if that can the only mode of transportation be? Such getaways make great breathers to hectic mundaness !!! I love Pondicherry too - I just love that place !!

Daisy Blue said...

As it was the season end & due to bad weather people shut their shops soon !!

MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) said...

Need to check this out. For a minute I thought you were talking of Catalina or a couple of those Floridian islands. Pics look great :-)

Shankar said...

I have heard about this island from other blogger... She also wrote about her journey through the island.. I guess this is a very nice place to visit...

Liz said...

I live on Mackinac Island year-round. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Fall here is my favorite time of year!

Daisy Blue said...

@Madhu
Thanks & dont miss it:)

Daisy Blue said...

@Shankar
Good to know like minded people..

Daisy Blue said...

@Liz
Thanks for dropping by..I should have known you before my visit :)

Mona said...

hey,
Thanks for stopping by... Your blogs are wonderful...Too many & too short a time to read :)

PurpleHeart said...

Gomz, your post just ran live in front of my eyes when I visited your Orkut album. Lovely snaps there :)

Daisy Blue said...

Thanks Sandhya :)

Devil's Advocate said...

about your other blog page - that looked more like an advertisement window.. :D

and good that you changed the background for this blog. I kinda disliked the last look as it was making my life difficult in office. :D I do not read any dark and flashy background blog when in office and home never read any blog. :D