Sunday, April 17, 2011

Midwest - Michigan and Wisconsin

After taking a break from my Chicago trip, I am heading to one of the most unique islands – Mackinac Island in Michigan. It is famous for many things. It offers a lot of cultural events throughout a year. They have a famous “Mackinac Island Fudge” which they sell at every candy shop on the island. Though, the most interesting fact for me was that motorized vehicles have been banned on the island since 1898, with some exceptions, like, snowmobiles during winter and emergency vehicles. People travel on the island by bicycle, foot, horse-drawn carriage, or roller blades. Also, there is no camping allowed. Overall, it is a very interesting and pretty place to visit.

Since, I liked my visit to Mackinac Island and I am very fond of nature, I decided to try another place, that I was sure I would like – Door County in Wisconsin. Door County is a popular vacation and tourist destination. It has five state parks: Newport State Park, Peninsula State Park, Potawatomi State Park, Rock Island State Park, and Whitefish Dunes State Park. 

The biggest pride and tourist attraction of Door County is its cherry orchards. Most of these orchards offer "pick your own cherries" along with pre-picked containers for the lazy ones. I loved this place. Especially, it is beautiful in the spring when all those cherry and apple trees blossom.

Well, looks like it is time to wrap up and start getting ready to head out to the West region of our nation.


  1. I loved your journal!!!!!!!! I liked how you said 'for the lazy ones'!;)
    Keep up the wicked awesome work!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi Rapheala!
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    Miss Quackenbush