August 5, 2011

Island Bound...

In a few days, we're taking our last vacation of the summer and heading to Mackinac Island for a few days and then traveling into Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

It will be Josie's first time traveling via ferry boat and enjoying all the adventures that come with this beautiful island.

If you aren't familiar with this destination, one of the most notable distinctions is that motor vehicles are strictly prohibited on the island. The island is filled with bicycles and horse-drawn carriages.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures taken four years ago, when we last visited the island.

We stayed at the Metivier Inn and the flowers were just breath-taking.

Prior to Josie's adoption, it was one of our favorite vacation destinations and we're excited to share this special tradition with her. This time, we'll be staying at the Mission Point Resort and taking advantage of their special activities.

We're looking forward to soaking up the last bit of summer.

I'm taking my laptop along, but I'm not sure how much time I'll be on the computer. With my foot in a walking cast, it might be more than I originally planned. Don't have too much fun without me.



KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Have a wonderful holiday! The island is on my "must visit" one day. I think it is amazing that cars are prohibited. The photos you shared are beautiful.

vivian said...

YOu will have a great time, even with your foot in a cast. better hook up with one of the horse and buggys for the week! not too much walking or riding bikes for you! Josie will love it Im sure, and I bet she is very excited. I know I would be!
Have fun!! I'm off to the beach today... so cant wait to get there.

Jodee Leader said...

Seriously, you guys find the best vacation spots! This place looks fabulous and so very quaint too! Hope you have a great time!

Lee said...

Have a great time on the Island! Love it there...and they have a shop which sells Wee Forest Folk!
Hope you can hobble around a bit. Relax and enjoy!

Cindy said...

Best wishes and a speedy recovery with your foot! What a great vacation destination...Have a wonderful time! It makes it even extra special that it's Josie's first time. I just love sharing first experiences with my kids.

By the way, I love your dollhouse, and I can't wait to see the special touches you will add to it.

We have seen the K.F. Panda II. Like you, I had the tears rolling through some of the scenes. The other day, I watched part of "The Joy Luck Club" and cried the whole time! Anything related to Tori's possible experiences in China really gets my emotions going. But, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Have an extra special time! Take care of that foot!

Many hugs,

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Have fun!! Hope your foot is feeling better :)

Heather said...

I'm jealous! What a beautiful place to vacation! Have a great time!!

Katia said...

Che posto stupendo e che magnifiche dimore! I fiori poi, un incanto!!!
Godetevela tutta questa vacanza, this is a heaven!!!

My Vintage Mending said...

Please have a great time for me....I cannot wait to see the photos and hear the stories. Josie will love it! Feet up head back enjoy the sound of water. Smiles...renee

~~Carol~~ said...

It's a whole different way of life up there, isn't it? We haven't been there in years, but I miss it. Hopefully that cast won't stop you from hobbling into an antique store or two. Have a great vacation!

Joanna B said...

You all will have a wonderful time! Enjoy these last days of Summer!!

Donna said...

Have a wonderful time, Kim! Mackianc Island is one of my very favorite places to visit! I know that Josie will love it too, especially all of the fudge shops! I've never stayed at the Mission Point Resort, but we have stopped for drinks there, after riding bikes around the island. It's beautiful! Enjoy, can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

birdie blue said...

have a magical time with your beautiful family, kim


Courtney said...

Have a wonderful trip, I hear it is a magical place.

Cheryl G. said...

I've never heard of that place before.
Looks and sounds lovely!
What a great place to share with Josie. I bet she loves it too!
I hope you do ok with your foot!

Janet said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip! That's one place I've always wanted to visit since I saw the movie Somewhere in Time!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I've never been there, but my mom went and brought home a DVD of the island. Guess that's as close as I'll get for a while!

Have a scrumptious time!!!

DearHelenHartman said...

Have a lovely time. That's on my list of places to see someday but in the meantime - enjoyed seeing your photos!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Mackinac is one of my all time favorite places to visit! Lucky you! =)