Friday, April 15, 2011
Where I live gas prices are going up and up and up. So today I thought I would dream about a vacation close to home. Close to home for me would be a vacation in Michigan. We are very lucky to live in a very beautiful state. Michigan has the great lakes all around it so going to the beach is a easy thing. It's harder to pick which one. I had a very hard time picking places I wanted to showcase here, there is so much to see. Below is just a couple of places we enjoy if you are thinking of a vacation in Michigan go to Pure Michigan and see all that Michigan has to offer. When I was a kid I went with my class to Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum many times. I have taken my kid's a couple of times and we always have a wonderful time. I even went to a wedding at the chapel in Greenfield Village and it was the prettiest wedding I have every been to. Discover America’s Greatest History Attraction. 300 years of history makes the Henry Ford the #1 cultural tourism destination in Michigan. Model T’s, IMAX, ragtime, historic foods, 1867 baseball, the Wienermobile™, the Rosa Parks Bus. A museum. A village. A factory tour. The one place you must visit in your lifetime. Did you know that there are 115 light houses in Michigan? Just going to all the lighthouse houses would be a fun vacation. My favorite is the Old Mission Point Lighthouse. Old Mission Point Lighthouse Built in 1870, this light is now maintained by Peninsula Township and short-term keepers are allowed to live in the lighthouse. It is half way between the North Pole and the Equator exactly on the 45th parallel. It was decommissioned in 1933. On your way out to see the lighthouse there are a bunch of wonderful winery on Mission Point. Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes is a very beautiful place. You drive up to the dune, you see people climbing it and you think I can do that no problem. Think again! It is hard to climb in sand. Take my advise and just let the kid's do it. There are rides out on the dunes or if you have your own 4 wheeler or dune buggy you can go out on your own. If you ever vacation in Michigan you have to go to Mackinac Island. I haven't been to the island in years. I would love to go up there and rent a bike and go for a ride around the island. There are no cars on Mackinac Island you either walk, ride a bike or go by horse. Being on the island is kinda like being back in time. Lot's of family fun.