The Straights of Mackinaw and the Mighty Mackinaw Bridge that is.
|The Mighty Mackinaw Bridge as seen from the ferry dock in Mackinaw City|
While this is not half way in terms of either miles or days, psychologically it is. We're leaving civilization behind, heading to a wild and almost empty land before dropping back down into Wisconsin and known territory. We don't expect much in the way of services, food, housing or communication, but we do expect to see some gorgeous scenery of The Lake and, as my friend Diana points out, LOTS of trees.
So, its off to Mackinac Island today (by the way, no matter how its spelled, Mackinaw, Mackinac, Millimak … its all pronounced the same "Mac'-in-awe"). See you in da UP!