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)