In Search of the Freighter

Beautiful Wilderness State Park in Carp Lake

Travel counselor Bonnie Fink takes us along with her family on their summer getaway – a camping trip in Northern Michigan.

My husband, Mike, our two sons, Paul and Stanley, Paul’s friend Kenny and myself are going camping to Wilderness State Park.

We arrive just after 1:00 pm in Mackinaw City. It is a beautiful, hot, sunny day. No sweatshirt required. We grab a picnic table by the lake for lunch. I can’t wait to spot that freighter out on the Great Lakes, but there are none, only sailboats and ferries. We eat lunch and take a walk down by the lake. Still no freighter. We pack up and head out to the campground.

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Marvelous Mackinac Memories

Thanks to Melissa Mackey for sharing her story about her trip up north with her husband and teenage twins!  Check out the end of the post to see the beautiful pictures she took!

This summer, instead of taking one long vacation like we usually do, my husband and I decided to take our 13 year old boy/girl twins to Northern Michigan for a long 4th of July weekend.  We decided to stay in Mackinaw City and take day trips from there to Mackinac Island and the Pictured Rocks in the UP.  My husband and I had been to both places before, but the kids hadn’t, so they were psyched.

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