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April 2008 (Mackinac Island)

For the past 21 years, a group of us women have gone on a weekend retreat away from husbands, kids, and work responsibilities. For the second year in a row, we have traveled to Mackinac Island. It is a real trip to go this time of year before other tourists arrive. With only around 350 full-year residents, the island’s population is about the same as that for Grand Marais. Although the weather was not terrific (we were rained on 3 times -- each time we went out for a walk)l a good time was had by all.

Below is a picture of the Mackinaw Bridge, taken from the bluff overlooking the city. I’ve also included a picture of the Grand Hotel taken from the ferry. As many of you know, the only way to get around the island during the non-winter months is by foot, bicycle, or horse. Notice the bikes lined up in the picture wherein some of our group is pushing a luggage cart to the ferry dock.

Grand HotelGroup walking to ferryHorsesMackinaw Bridge

Rockhounding Trip Archives

February 2007 (Grand Canyon, Arizona)

June 2007 (Northern Minnesota)

July 2007 (Moose Lake, Minnesota)

April 2008 (Mackinac Island, Michigan)

May 2008 (Minnesota)

Summer 2008 (Menasha, Wisconsin)

September 2008 (Save Rockhounding!)

January 2009 (Michigan Karst Cave)

February 2009 (Tucson, Arizona)

Summer 2009 (Moose Lake, Minnesota)

April 2010 (Irvine, Kentucky)

2011 (Grand Canyon)

2014 (Arizona)

2015 (Hawaii)

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