Anniversary Getaway Day Two!

After exploring the Village of Mackinaw City last night, we realized that they have lots of shops selling shirts. Like too much!

We got up at 9 am and lazed around before getting ready for our trip to the Mackinac Island! Since our hotel is just across the pier, we walked to it and got lucky to be able to get on the boat. We were literally the last persons to board the boat! Alhamdulillah. 🙂 The boat trip was 20 mins btw!

And since we didn’t get to have breakfast that morning, we went straight ahead to one of the restaurants there and had brunch. I didn’t finish my burger though so I tapau-ed it so I could eat it again later. Remember I said food in the States is expensive? Yep, I gotta tapau! LOL

IMG_3633

IMG_3635

IMG_3637

IMG_3639

WELCOME TO MACKINAC ISLAND!!

Hubs didn’t expect there’d be a Starbuck on Mackinac Island so he bought himself a cup of coffee from a deli. When he saw the Starbucks logo, he chugged his deli coffee so he could buy his coffee from his most fav place on earth. LOL.

IMG_3640

We purchased tickets for carriage ride but it was fully booked we had to wait for two hours before we got on one. So we went to the park to just relax and unwind.

Oh, I forgot to mention the most important thing about Mackinac Island. No motor vehicles are allowed on here. So everyone is either walking, horse riding and cycling. I loved it. I thought it was brilliant.

IMG_3641

IMG_3643

Look at me jumping!!

IMG_3648 IMG_3650

Our time’s up! So here comes our carriage ride tour! 😀 It was so much fun. We changed two carriages and it took us about two hours to explore the island. I loved every bit of it. And both our tour guides were brilliantly funny!

IMG_3658

IMG_3659

So the pictures follow would be the pictures taken from our carriage tour. Enjoy!

IMG_3660

Cute post office!

IMG_3661

IMG_3663 IMG_3664

Beautiful little church. When we passed by it the second time, we saw a beautiful bride going in to get married. Oh, she was one lucky woman! We got in to the church after the session was done and enjoyed the quietness. It was hot inside though. :/

IMG_3667

So after our tour was done, hubs took me to Grand Hotel! It’s an old building but gorgeous! How old? Since 1887!!

You can read more on this historical hotel here: http://www.grandhotel.com/

If you are not the hotel residents, you’d have to pay 10$ per person just to go inside. And after 6pm, ladies are expected to be wearing dresses/skirts (no pants!!) and gentlemen are expected to wear suits. Talk about fufu huh….

We had tea time here and I loved it. Here are the pictures we took at Grand Hotel Mackinac Island.

IMG_3668

Le hubs!!! I love you!!

IMG_3673

My view 🙂

IMG_3674 IMG_3675 IMG_3678

Those are the pictures taken from the verandah. Let’s move to the pictures taken at the terrace!

IMG_3679

IMG_3682

IMG_3690

We had such a great time at Mackinac Island it was so sad to leave. I swear I could live here. Haaahhhh….

I am going to compile the third day here as well since I only have a few pictures from Day 3. Day 3 was the day we left Mackinaw City.

IMG_3701 IMG_3702

We had breakfast on a bench by the road side! 😀 And we accidentally wore the same color. Hihi. Starbucks in Mackinaw city was slow though so expect a long line when you get there.

I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed my time there. And sorry for the quality of the pictures. All were taken by my iPhone.

Also, take note that when we checked out, hubs told me the room rates went down half the next weekend. Probably because the school was starting. So anyone wants a good deal, make your reservation the first weekend the school starts. 🙂

 

Much love.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s