I’m going to go back in time, and talk to you about our incredible 2 months road trip that took place in the US during summer 2013. We’ve explored different places, but let’s start by something a bit off the beaten-paths… a road trip around one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Lakes ! For the ones who have missed the first parts :
After the drive on the scary bridge, we arrived in Mackinaw City, a cute little village situated near lake Huron. We stayed there for two days. It was very pleasant to walk near the colourful houses and explore the area. We had good food over there and we even watched a film at the local cinema :-) The weather was fantastic, most of the time !! So many lighthouses are disseminated around the great lakes… some of them are still in good shape and are transformed into museums. We stopped to have a quick look at the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. It was an interesting landmark.
We dedicated one full day to the exploration of Mackinac Island, a tiny island situated in the middle of lake Huron. We caught a ferry and spent the day on the island. Everything has been restored over there, and the entire island is considered as a National Historic Landmark. It was nice to walk since all motorized vehicles have been prohibited but it was very busy. Despite the nice looking area, we had quite a bad experience with a kayaking tour over there. It was a complete rip off. When we looked at the price on internet the day before, we thought it was the price for the kayak but it turned out it was the price per person. We were so disgusted to have paid close to 160$ for a few hours. It was the big mistake of that trip, we should have asked the price to be sure.
We left Mackinaw City behind, and headed towards the other national park located around Lake Michigan, The Sleeping Bear Dune National Park, the biggest dune of Michigan !! It was hard to climb on top of the dune, but once on top, it was wonderful to be able to walk over there! What a view !
We spent the night around Grand Rapids before going back to Chicago. That was the end of our road trip around Lake Michigan, I hope you enjoyed it. I will probably talk about Chicago in the future, we did a lot of nice things over there as well, it would be a shame not to mention them :-)