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    Posted September 26, 2012 by
    Mackinac Island, Michigan
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    Wishing for Spring

    Its January 1st 2012 in Michigan on Mackinac Island and all the bikes are covered in snow waiting for spring to arrive so they can be ridden again. Mackinac Island is a historical place to visit as it takes you back in time where cars are not allowed on the island and its mode of transportation is horse and buggie or a good old bike as seen in the photo, however there is always the stand by of walking. The main way to get on to the Island is by taking a ferry boat ride across the straights where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron come together where the lower peninsula of Michigan and the upper peninsula of Michigan are connected by way of the Mackinac bridge also known as Mighty Mac. Another mode to use to get onto the island is you can take a short 5 minute charter plane ride and if your lucky enough like me, in the winter when the straights are frozen over you can take a snow machine across the ice. It's a place where the smell of fresh baked fudge is in the air and the sound of horse hoves meeting the ground which brings you back to what life use to be like before the modern day automotobile and hussel and bussel of our busy lives that we all lead today. You can take your bike and ride around the entire island, its only a short 7 mile trip to go around the complete Island. The island has about 700 people that live on it year around. It's a great place to visit.
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