Orlando Bingles’ 2011 Summer Road Trip – Day 16

by Bingle on Aug.28, 2011, under Richard Bingle Family

On the road again… again.

Day 16 found us driving again. A lot.

Our GPS, KareKare, had told us as we left the Bristol Renaissance Faire the night before that the shorter route to our next stop, Mackinaw City, MI was actually quicker if we went south around Lake Michigan, but we had promptly dismissed that notion to instead drive up along the western edge of the lake through Wisconsin and through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I think it was a good decision!

The landscape in the UP is beautiful, with lush green forests. Our route also took us right along the edge of Lake Michigan at times and we stopped a couple of times for pictures. Especially once we got within sight of Mighty Mac, the Mackinac Bridge that connects the two peninsulas of Michigan. The bridge had been featured on an episode of Dirty Jobs so it was familiar even though we’d never been there before. We of course took a bunch of pictures.

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After checking into our room (which had a view of the bridge and our destination for the next day, Mackinac Island), we went out for pizza and did some fudge shopping (but no buying yet).

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