Thursday, October 15, 2009

We Had A Great Time On Vacation

We got back from vacation late Tuesday afternoon and had a great time.  We took a bus tour around Lake Michigan and it was absolutely beautiful.  We have never taken a vacation like this so it was something totally new to us and we have never been up North either.

This is our bus driver and the bus we went on.  There was a total of 57 people on the bus.  This was the most patient man I have ever met.  He was so gentle with everyone.  We had several older individuals on the trip and he was really good with them.

The scenery was great and the leaves were beginning to change.  It was overcast the whole time and very cool.  Mackinac Island was so interesting.  Any place that doesn't have cars is very interesting.  Horse drawn carriages and bicycles or walking are the only modes of transportation.  Here are some pictures of places we visited.

This out building is at Sturgeon Bay, WI.  This area is called a miniature Cape Cod.  It is so pretty there and everything looks like it should be in the Northeast.

We had  lunch at this restaurant.  It is designed as an old English Inn.   The food was very good.

We had a fish boil one evening in Wisconsin.  It was with white fish that was caught that same day.  It was so good.  First the boil the fish, then douse the fire with kersosene and then the fire goes out.  In with the fish are potatoes and onions and it is served with rye bread, coleslaw and cherry pie.

This is after the kerosene is put on the fire.  The smoke then rises.

These are some of the waterfalls in Michigan.  This is such a pretty state.

They were beginning to get a lot of color and we were told this was the last week for the tourists up in the Mackinac area.

Here is some of the color we experienced. 

These are some photos of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  I believe there are  around 86 rockers on the front porch.

The hotel has red carpeted steps leading up to it.

This is one of the taxi drivers that takes you down to the main part of town from the hotel.  We had lunch at the hotel and it was so delicious.  I believe this is the longest buffet I have ever seen.  All kinds of different foods and oh so good.  I do believe we all gained some weight.
It is back to work, as of today.  All good things must come to an end. 

I'll be back later.  Everyone have a great day.



The Cottage Girl said...

Love these pictures! I have never been there, but it looked wonderful!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh this brought back so many memories! DH and I went to Michigans' UP in 2005 and saw many of those sites. He LOVED the white fish too. I loved the waterfalls and the scenery. A bus ride sounds like a great way to go!

Gail said...

Amazing pictures. Glad you had a great time.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a fun tour. I live so close to these things and haven't done any of it.
Maybe now...hope so.

Marie said...

Maxine, thanks for sharing the pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful time. The scenery was beautiful. I also enjoy the slide show of your home.

the primitive country bug said...

Oh Maxine, what a wonderful time you must have had! The pictures are just beautiful and how funny the way they put the fire out. I really enjoyed all the wonderful pictures in this post and am glad you're home and had a great time.

Hugs to you~ Birgit

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Looks like a great time! I have never been "up north" either, but hope to one of these days.

I also want to thank you for your kind words of encouragement during my rough time. I am beginning to feel better and look forward to the day I will be my old self again.

Have a great week!

peggylee said...

Maxine, thanks for following my blog I hopped right over to yours, I LOVE your blog, I can't wait to sit with hot cup of coffee and read all the older post, love the pics you posted look like a fun time. thanks
Peggy Lee

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Hi Maxine, I'm so far behind...I see I've miss a lot!!
I'm glad you had a wonderful time on your vacation:) the photos are all awesome! Just beautiful!

I love the fall touches you posted too, your home is so pretty and so warm!

Sunny said...

What a beautiful area. I love all the waterfalls.
Sorry I'm behind reading my favorite blogs.
Sunny :)