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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Road Trip!! - The Mighty Mac




After a busy weekend, on Monday I took Alejandro on a four-day road trip.  We left Olmsted Falls, Ohio, at 7:00 A.M., and by 3:00 P.M. we had reached our destination, the town of St. Ignace on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

St. Ignace is located near the Strait of Mackinac which divides Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas and which connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.  For many years one had to take a ferry boat to travel between the two peninsulas, but in 1957 the Mackinac Bridge was built.  The "Mighty Mac", as it is sometimes called, was the engineering marvel of the era, and it still remains a very impressive sight.  It is about five miles long and is the third longest suspension bridge in the world.

Here are some views of the bridge taken during the course of our visit to northern Michigan...

 (Taken from Bridge View Park in St. Ignace)
 
 (Taken from Father Marquette National Historic Site, St. Ignace)


 (Two views taken from the ferry boat between Mackinac Island and St. Ignace.  The 7:00 P.M. ferry deviates from the usual course and passes under the bridge.)

 (Night view from Bridge View Park, St. Ignace)

4 comments:

  1. Nice bridge pics! I like the second one, through the trees, the best.

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    1. ¡Gracias! It is a very impressive feat of engineering. Every time that I go up there, I can't help but get a bit excited when, still several miles away, I first spot the towers of the bridge.

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  2. Looking good Bill, you look like you lost a few pounds? Nice photos. We had a return trip to Sandown Park but it wasn't the same without you there, we left after the big race about even thanks to our single 20-1 winner chosen by Sue. It was Scott's 16th yesterday and it must be your birthday any day now so enjoy it. Hope Alejandro is well and enjoyed his stay with you.

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    1. Hi Kevin,
      I've been meaning to write you.
      Yes, I lost a few pounds from working in the garden, although I gained some of it back during Alejandro's visit.
      Congratulations to Sue on her big win at the races, and happy belated birthday to Scott!
      Alejandro is fine, and, as always, thoroughly enjoyed his time in Ohio (and Michigan). He left on Wednesday, but I already have my reservations to return to Mexico City in November.
      Best wishes from you cousin!

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