Here I took a photo of the Mackinac Bridge from the lovely park area in Mackinaw City. This grand bridge is 5 miles long and connects Mackinaw City and St. Ignace in the UP. This is where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan comes together and is called the Strait of Mackinac.
This is the entrance to the visitor center which is built under the bridge area. A bit of history about this area and the bridge. The Algonquin Native Americans called the straits "Michilimackinac" which means jumping off place. The Mackinac Bridge took 3 1/2 years to build, which included 4 summers and NO winter. It was open to traffic on November 1st 1957. Oh, it is a grand site while crossing at night with all its glowing lights that reflect on the shining waters below. I never get tired looking at this awesome bridge
This is the area in Mackinaw City where you can still get on a ferry and cross over to Mackinac Island another wonderful place in Michigan. In the Spring they are noted for their wonderful blooms of Lilacs in many array of colors.
While walking the white sandy shores of Lake Superior I came upon a birch tree with the most unusual fungus growing on it. Hmmmmmmmmm, I said, I must have a photo of it so I can use the idea in a piece of art one day. vbg Isn't it awesome looking? vbg
It had been way to many years since I had visited the UP of Michigan. My Sweetie thought we should take this trip where he could see the places I kept telling him about that I loved so much when I was a kid. "Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore" was another place I remembered well. They get the name "Pictured Rocks" from the streaks of mineral stains that decorates the face of the sculpted cliffs. This photo is of "Miners Castle". My brothers and I climbed these rock and was so amazed by the wonderful sites we could see from them. You can not longer climb on them.
Take care all, Hugs Judy in Western Michigan where we are experiencing a glorious Autumn weather.