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October 12, 2015

Weekend Fall Touring to Mackinaw City

We had a couple of gorgeous days this past weekend and I convinced hubby to get out and do some sightseeing.  There are pockets of areas with fall colors so we ventured off to see some.
These were drive by shots in the car so they aren't always perfect.


Along the way we spotted this little gem..a '56 Ford Thunderbird.  We stopped to check it out.

They wanted $45,000 so we had to pass....I've always wanted one of these cute early versions of the Ford Thunderbird.  


Our venture took us towards the middle of the state and we followed I-75 up to Mackinaw City.  We ran into some road re-paving.  Some people say Michigan has two season, road construction and winter! LOL...


We stopped at a rest area and there was a small lake located right next to it.  Those a geese on the lake although with my cell phone camera it's not easy to make out.


The next two weeks we will see a lot more color but this is a nice start!


We did a little wandering through the stores in Mackinaw City.   A lot of them were offering 50 to 75% off because they will close for the season later this month.
After we had some dinner we stopped to take a few pictures of the Mackinac Bridge.  

 On this side of the bridge you can walk right down to the waters edge and view it from underneath.  I've never done this before and it was a wonderful view.  Listening to the waves gently crashing in was very peaceful.

As we walked back I took another shot.


I turned to leave and snapped a shot of one of the ferry boats (that transfers people back and forth to Mackinac Island) that was coming across the water and our shadows included! (Mackinac Island is on the left side of the picture)

With that I'll say buh-bye for now!




14 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, Liz. Love the water shots. And ahhhhh the T Bird!

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  2. Beautiful photos. Michigan is one of the states we have left to visit. It looks like fall is the time we should go.

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  3. Hi Liz, what beautiful photos from your drive. I love the change of season for fall in Michigan. I have to say that would be one of the things I miss with the leaves turning colors. We just don't see much of that here at all. The area under the bridge is spectacular and you captured some great far off shots with the boats and Island. Thanks for sharing. cm

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  4. Beautiful photos! I especially love the last one. It's wonderful that you got to enjoy a fantastic fall weekend!

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  5. I can't believe I have never been to Michigan! Still on the travel list. Your pics are wonderful. Sheila

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  6. Beautiful scenery. Makes your trip wonderful to enjoy the fall colors and landscape.

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  7. Hi Liz,
    I am getting my Fall fix from you lovely blog friends who actually have a change of a season-even if it is road construction;) Beautiful scenery and I could hear the water gentle lapping along the shoreline.
    I am also a fan of shadows:)!
    xo
    Jemma

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  8. Liz, beautiful photos and that car is on too of the list. My hubby and I love old cars,actually, any cars LOL. Adore the fall beauty

    Cindy

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  9. What a wonderful day, Liz! I'm not a car person At All, but I'm drooling over that red and white interior! I asked HH if we have an extra 45k lying around for a fun car purchase. Oh, well...maybe next year, right? Ha! Thanks for sharing your touring. I love that area and have very fond memories of a trip to Mackinaw city and island when the kids were little. We so enjoyed our bicycle ride around the island! You are blessed to have it near enough for day visits. :-)

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  10. So lovely. What a great drive to see some Fall color. Haven't seen much here; just lots of dropping leaves. We're supposed to have near freezing lows this weekend and I'm definitely not ready for that!

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  11. This looked like a great get-away! Don't you love those spur-of-the-moment trips? You took some great shots, especially the one under the bridge!! WOW!! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Enjoy this Fall weather!

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  12. Love your photos... been trying to get hubby out and see some color,,, but no luck so far... thanks for your kind comments on my page... I read about you and I see we are kindred spirits.. I am forever more moving stuff around, too! hahaha

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  13. What a beautiful trip, Fall is definitely in the air! That car is fabulous, but yup, 45K is a bit much!

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