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Friday, April 15, 2011

Dream Vacation Friday

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.

7 comments:

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

It sure does look beautiful!

These gas prices are getting ridiculous!

Becki said...

You could have used this for a few weeks of posts ;)
And do gas prices matter on a 'dream' vacation??

Tammy said...

Becki you are so right. Next week I'm going to take a real dream vacation. I think right now for us any vacation is a dream hahaha

siteseer said...

Mackinac Island has the best path around it. It's 8 miles and pretty level terrain. Of course a trip to the island is never complete without a stop at their famous fudge shops :)

Ann said...

gas just went up here again yesterday. Michigan sure looks pretty and it's really not that far away from Pennsylvania. It's amazing how many things you can find right in your own area that you overlook.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

I've been to so many states, but never Michigan!! Hubby and I may get to Wisconsin next fall for a football game ~ If we are able to extend our trip at all, I think I'm going to see if we could make it work to detour around to Michigan too! Happy Tues! :-)

Elle said...

Beautiful pictures! I've always wanted to visit Mackinac Island. Maybe someday.