Mackinaw City clearly is used to tourists and prepared for them. Signs in all the right places, plenty of parking everywhere you turn, lots of sidewalks along the shore and benches every ten feet! We spent the entire day within a 5 block zone.
The twins were out-of-sorts yesterday and today, which really limits how far we walk….with or without them. No problem when parking is so easy….we move the Taxi half a block; just glad high season for tourists is past!
Several of you have mentioned our patience. Actually, we realized long ago there is no agenda or schedule we must keep. We move as our interest pulls us….and as the boys’ comfort and cooperation allows us.
We sometimes just rest in the coach right where it’s parked on the street. The windows are up so high, people walking past cannot see in (the windows are tinted pretty dark), so we can change diapers right there. We cook meals and eat whenever it’s convenient for us and necessary for the boys.
As we followed the coast west out of town, we stopped for McGulpin’s Point Lighthouse. It was a mile or two off the beaten path, rather nondescript in its history, and we’re past high tourist season. Yet its dirt parking lot was completely filled!
Our campground, Wilderness State Park, is pictured next-to-last here. Almost discernable at the left edge of the photo is The Bridge. It’s the last view we’ll have this trip.
Tomorrow we continue down the west coast, probably hitting Cross Village and Legs Inn for some good Polish food, then down the Tunnel of Trees along the coast on M-119 to Harbor Springs. Too bad we’re too early for Fall colors!