2017-05-15 (Day 5/9) Trip to Michigan-Holland and Mackinac Island.

The next morning, we made a stop at the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods. We were able to walk around and see the cross and learn how it was constructed.

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We crossed the Mackinac Bridge and ate lunch at St. Ignace Grill before getting on a ferry to take us to Mackinac Island. We saw ‘bugs’ there and learned that they were called ‘Mayflies’. They are a pest in the area for a few days and are plentiful. They are only near the lake and do not bite – however, they have similar size and shape to Georgia mosquitoes. This was our first encounter with them, when we returned from Mackinac Island, we had a few minutes to wait for the bus and we were covered with them when we got inside. The ferry ride was short and the walk on the pier was short to the Lake View Inn. We stayed for 2 nights in the downtown area. Cathy had arranged for the group to eat supper at the Yankee Rebel Tavern (a short walk from the hotel) and I had whitefish cooked inside a parchment bag. Hard to explain stuff – easier to post pictures ….

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