And I am off to CHICAGO for BlogHerFood15!!! My first blogging conference! I can’t wait to meet everyone and learn and eat delicious food. In the meantime, while I live it up in the Windy City, enjoy this post that I’ve been meaning to write forever. I think you guys will love it!
My friend Olivia and I went on a trip to Mackinac Island a few months ago and had SO. Much. Fun. I hadn’t been there since 4th grade and didn’t remember much of it so it was like being there for the first time all over again! We were big girls and drove there by ourselves 😉
After getting off the ferry we brought our bags to the hotel (the GRAND HOTEL) and got some food! Our main priorities while we were there were to bike and eat… I think we accomplished them pretty well.Truffle fries and pierogies at Millie’s on MainAfter that we got some ice cream then biked the island!
There are no cars allowed on the island. Bikes are everywhere! A horse and carriage is also a popular way to get around, so I think it’s obvious what there’s also a lot of 💩😁It’s about 8 miles round trip around the island – no problem! We took lots of picture breaks, of course.Once we were back where we started we walked up and down the main street, wandering in all the nook and cranny little shops and wishing we could afford it all! Mackinac Island is famous for its fudge and there are tons of places where you can watch them make it. And get free samples 😀
Eventually we made it back to the hotel and got ready for dinner.The Jockey Club was fantastic and one of the fanciest meals I’ve ever had! We started with steamed edamame (which neither of us knew how to eat..) then split a pasta with pancetta and pork belly(!!) and a burger with a whole bunch of gourmet toppings. Neither of us are huge meat eaters but wanted to have the full experience. SO worth it. Amazing.Of course dessert!
From there we took out the bikes again for the night time scene. The island is so much different as all the day visitors were gone. It felt like we owned the island! We must have gone up and down every street there is. Eventually it became 2 in the morning and we stopped at the only place that was open. (besides the bars… they wouldn’t let us in.;)
It rained the whole morning so we stayed in the Grand and explored. We went in the library and read books for a few hours. When it finally cleared up, we went and got one more meal before we left for the mainland!
And for one last bonus meal we got froyo!
Might I just add that it was my first time having froyo.. EVER. I can see how it gets so expensive! It was well worth it though:)And then it was time to head back. It started pouring while we were on the ferry and stormed the whole way home, but what can you do!