27 June 2014

Five Minute Friday ~ Lost on an island... Mackinac Island!

About a month ago, Victoria's class took a trip.

A class trip.

To Mackinac Island.

We took the ferry under the Mackinac Bridge and then across to the island.


Talk about a place where it is easy to get lost!

...and not so much because it is complicated or difficult to find your way around. After all, circling the perimeter of the island on bike takes less than an hour (even riding slowly as these older, out of shape and recovering from injury legs couldn't handle any more than that). 

It is easy to get lost in the history... the beauty... the simplicity... the shopping... the fudge... and, a no-brainer if you are a Wrightling-ette, the horses!

Victoria's teacher, Mr. Matson and his wife (one of my good friends, so it was fun to visit)!

The guy doing the historical interpretive stuff said he'd never run into
a group of junior high girls so interested in learning how to fire a canon!


Are you enjoying these photos from our day on the island! I had to live vicariously when Nadia made the trip with her class, our last furlough.

Yeah! We're fans of the movie... Even if it is a little stupid and sappy, the musical score is amazing.

As John Locke said about that other famous and mysterious island

"...This place is different. 

It's special. 
The others don't wanna talk about it because it scares them, 
but we all know it, 
we all feel it."

Linking up with Lisa-Jo for a 5mf photo (more or less)  essay today!


  1. Thank you for sharing this beautiful Island. Is it in Michigan? or Canada? It is lovely. Chuck and I visited Alexandria Bay last year. The Thousand Islands. It was equally enjoyable. We have lived here in New York all of our lives and had never been there. These photos made it feel like I experienced actually being there.

    1. It is in Michigan. Glad y'all were able to make a visit to the Thousand Islands. Hope to make it there myself one of these days!

  2. What lovely pictures! It looks like a wonderful time! And I love the quote from "Lost" at the end. :)

    1. yeah... i was a lost fan for several years while working overseas - always waiting for the next season to become available on dvd.

  3. Beautiful pictures! Looks like such a lovely day. I have to admit that driving on long bridges or being on a ferry kind of freaks me out. I could do it, but I would have to do some deep breaths and praying to hide my freaking out from my kids! God bless and have a wonderful weekend!

    1. not crazy about bridges, either. ferries are okay. but i'm terrified of flying - the was always one way i was convinced that God was taking us overseas to work in africa... not me!

  4. What a fun place for a class trip. Stopping over from the Five Minute Friday. Have a blessed weekend.

    1. it was a lot of fun! thanks for popping by!

  5. The pictures are awesome! Looks like a great time!

    1. it really was an amazing day! thanks for stopping by our little corner of the blogosphere this weekend!


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