|Mackinac Bridge, most of its five miles.|
|Matched Belgian Horses|
|Ste. Anne Church|
After lunch, we began our own walking tour of the town. We enjoyed all the wonderful gardens and plantings along the streets and sidewalks. We also spent time interacting with the black smith. He was a math teacher who went to a free black smithing experience and then never looked back. You could tell he was a teacher by nature by the way he answered all our questions and genuinely seemed to enjoy doing so.
As the sun began to get low we strolled up to The Grand Hotel, paid our ten dollar admission fee, and enjoyed eavesdropping on the all the swells who were in the proper dress and attending a party on the world's longest covered porch. You can look it up.
You can view many photos of our day on the island in our Google Photos album by clicking here.
The next morning we left for our next three days in Appleton WI visiting Meg, Heather, Harry and Bronwen. But before we left we had to experience the most widely advertised Upper Peninsula delicacies: pasties. We saw signs for this everywhere including entire eateries devoted just to these whatever they were. We were mispronouncing them as paste-tees. They are correctly pronounced past-tees. We delayed our departure till the "best pastie place" according to our proprietors opened. We our breakfast pasties and then headed off. If you want to know more about pasties, click here.