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21 March 2011

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About Me & My Family

We are a family of 4 (one 2 year old and a 4 month old) that loves to travel and explore. Our goal this year is to do one family fun activity a month. I'm here to share our findings.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, rowdy, relaxed, energetic, easy_going, scheduled
We Just Got Back From
Indianapolis, Indiana
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Hawaii
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Hawaii
Favorite Vacation Memory
Honeymoon with the hubs in Hawaii; proposal in France
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Our ER visit for my toddler ;(
Websites I Like:
For more detailed reviews and pics: http:www.otheplaceswego.com

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189 Reviews


July 31 2015
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Little Luxuries of Mackinac
7372 Main Street,
Mackinac Island,
Michigan
"Cutest store EVER!"
Oh, Little Luxuries of Mackinac, how I love thee.I fell in love with Mackinac Island along with this cute little store on Main Street. You'll find souvenirs galore, but not the typical items that you may find on other store on Main Street. Sweet smelling hand-made lavender candles and soap? Check. Anything and everything with a bicycle including baby onesies, t-shirts, and art? Check. Cute items for the pup? Check. Definitely one of my favorite places to shop on Mackinac!
 
 
July 31 2015
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Doud's Market
7260 Main Street,
Mackinac Island,
Michigan
"Michigan's oldest grocery store"
Doud's market is conveniently located on Main Street next to Marquette Park, and a definite must stop for those families that would like to grab a few groceries and even lunch or dinner. A very cute small place, with prices as you would expect on Mackinac. (A quart of milk $2.99) Order a sandwich, grab a bottle of regional wine, and have a picnic next door at Marquette Park!
 
 
July 24 2015
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Round Island Bar & Grill | kids travel, kids activities
Round Island Bar & Grill
6633 Main Street,
Mackinac Island,
Michigan
"Convenient place to grab a bite if you're staying at Mission Point Resort"
One of the best things about this restaurant is its location at Mission Point Resort in Mackinac Island, Michigan. Since we were guests at the Resort, it was very convenient for us to pop down and have breakfast or dinner. We loved the fact that they had a breakfast buffet consisting of your typical foods such as cereal and fruits and especially a hot items like french toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and oatmeal. I loved the fact that kids eat free (must be a hotel guest.)

To be quite honest, the food during breakfast was so-so typical of what you would find at a motel offering a free breakfast, but I believe it's redeeming quality was the made-to-order omelette station. In fact, it was our go to breakfast order our entire stay.

Bottom line: If you're looking for a convenient place to eat and are staying at the Mission Point Resort, the Round Island Bar & Grill can't be beat -- just don't expect too much.
 
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July 15 2015
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Star Line Ferry | kids travel, kids activities
Star Line Ferry
711 S. Huron,
Mackinaw City,
Michigan
"Great way to get to the island"
It was our first to the island, and they made our whole experience seamless. Once we arrived, the staff was very helpful in explaining what we needed to do. They took our luggage, tagged it, and put on their cart. Since we were staying on the island for a few nights, we parked our car in their lot, and a shuttle brought us back to the docks. The ride is fun especially is you choose to sit towards the back to watch the water's "rooster tail." A fun way to build up our excitement to Mackinac Island.

Tip: Check the schedule for their boat rides that go under the Mackinac Bridge. That seems pretty cool! If you do happen to sit up top just remember it does get pretty chilly up there -- bring a jacket.
 
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July 14 2015
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Fort Mackinac | kids travel, kids activities
Fort Mackinac
7127 Huron Road,
Mackinac Island,
Michigan 49757
"History comes alive"
This former military outpost is loads of fun for those adults and kids that love history. To really immerse yourself in history, there are reenactment actors that walk around the fort and sometimes even partake in activities from that time. You can step inside the buildings such as the soldiers barracks, bathhouse, or even a schoolhouse.

My kids were young (ages 5, 3, and 10 months) and really didn't understand the significance of looking at "old houses." They did, however, enjoy the Kids Quarters where they were able to pull a rope to "shoot" the cannon, dress in period clothing, or even learn morse code. They also thought that the cannons were pretty cool. I did like seeing the reenactment actors going around and conversing with people. I do have to admit my favorite part were the views overlooking the lake and Main Street. Simply gorgeous!

Bottom Line:
Fort Mackinac is great for history buffs! They do a great job of showing how life was during that time period with reenactments. Young kids, however, may not totally "get" it, but they'll love seeing cannons and the view from up above.

Tip: Check the schedule as there seems to be something happening whether cannon blasts or a musical concert or even a rifle demonstration.
 
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