that place with the fudge...

Doug & I celebrated our 1 year anniversary with a trip to Mackinac Island. If you're not familiar with Mackinac, there are a few key things you should know.
1. It's pronounced "Mackinaw".
2. It's famous for it's fudge. Oh, sweet confectionary bliss.
3. There are no cars on the island - everyone walks, bikes, or takes horse drawn carriages to their destination.
4. It's about 8 miles in circumference.
5. It's delightfully quaint and beautiful.

Getting ready to embark!

We're almost there! We parked in Mackinac City and took a ferry to the island.


Main Street.


Modes of transportation.

Fort Mackinac.

Showing off for my husband.

Mission Point Resort - where we stayed.

Look at all that fudge. And look at the intensity all that fudge requires!

Round Island Lighthouse.

On a walk - Doug & Mackinac Bridge

Out for a drive.

Doug & I rented 1-speed bikes and rode around the island. We took turns trying to take pictures while we were riding...

North side of the island.


Arch Rock.

Saturday morning mini golf. Doug clearly takes all golf very seriously. I think my picture shows how seriously I take it.

Saturday afternoon hike. This was almost a cute picture, but then I remembered that if I'm in a picture without sunglasses, I need to be squinting or blinking. I think I got a little of both in this shot.

Path through the woods.

Naturally we had a photo shoot.

"Pretend you don't see me."

Arch Rock from the top.

What you see in this picture is Doug standing very close to the edge, looking at the awesome scenery. What you don't see in this picture is me whimpering, hanging onto a tree, begging him not to get so close to the edge.

In this picture, I am assessing my odds of tumbling over the precipice, crashing through trees and dying. I also distinctly remember thinking, "At least I'll die in a cute outfit."

I overcame my fear and got some awesome pics of the amazing view. 

Love you, babe. Thanks for the awesome trip & all the fun memories. Happy 1 year. 


  1. Happy Anniversary! How FUN and perfect to go up there... though I do have to say, I am a bit jealous! I've been lucky enough to stay at the Grand Hotel twice, but it's been my dream since I was a little girl to stay there for my first wedding anniversary... and especially since we didn't get a honeymoon, I was really hoping for it. But alas, we are stuck here till who knows when, not allowed to take leave. I'm glad I was kind of able to live vicariously through your pictures though! If I would have thought of it sooner I would have sent you some cashola to send me some fudge :) Glad you had a wonderful time!

  2. congrats on your one year!
    mackinac is so beautiful,glad you guys had a good time.

  3. cute outfit indeed! fabulous, actually. looks like you had a great time...happy anniversary!

  4. Glad you guys had fun at Mackinac Island! I think the UPS picture was pretty funny.

  5. Congratulations. May you have 75 more together.


  6. Happy 1st anniversary!

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. :)

  7. Happy 1 year! I know we don't talk much, but I'm still happy for you both and proud of you! It looks like you had a perfect trip...beautiful!
    We're going on 3 years in August..yikes!
    Love ya!