Friday, March 29, 2013

Different Route, Signs, and Scenery

Our family headed to visit my family today. There were swans near the dock while we waited to board the ferry:

The mighty Huron:

The ferry still needs to go the long way around the island due to ice in the Round Island Passage. It is a different route than what we're used to. We were prepared for the extra-long ride- Daddy picked up bananas at Doud's before we left:

There are new signs above the toll lanes for the Mackinac Bridge. Funny thing- we were so accustomed to the old signs we couldn't see the new ones at first! They are actually much easier to see, although the picture doesn't show them very well:

The east side of the Mackinac Bridge was mostly open water. The west side of the bridge was mostly ice.

Here you can sort of see the path freighters have taken through the ice:

We stopped in Mackinaw City. I don't know the story behind this, but it is impressive!

Different scenery. Thunder Falls Family Waterpark still has its sign- but all of the attractions have been dismantled and are no longer there. I don't know for sure what will be moving here instead, but our family is sad it is gone.

As Emerson said, "We change whether we like it or not."

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