Hello Thread Killers,
Oh the Mackinac Bridge is a lovely bridge but the winds going across can be challenging at times. They have drivers they can call when they have a "timid" driver. They call these drivers "Timies". The can drive semis, RV's, regular cars, motorcycles, and anything you can come up with. Even a Prius!
A driver just approaches one of the check in centers and ask for a Timie and someone is called. Vehicles have been "blown" off the bridge so be aware of it.
You cannot access Mackinaw Island any way but with a boat, ferry, or swimming across. Yes, there are vehicles there but unless you need an ambulance or firetruck, you will never see one. The horses that draw the carriages are taken over by ferry every season. It's interesting. A new horse is tied to two old horses to get them across. It apparently is not their favorite ride.
The island is beautiful, they have a old fort at the top, a path you can ride your bike on all the way around the Island. The Grand Hotel is beautiful, you have to pay to go on the porch and take a picture, but it is lovely. A lot of the hotels do NOT have AC since they keep the island original. Just in case you want to stay.
HELLO NAVY! Meet up in August 2017. Already have one planned with another thread group so may or may not make this one. I could come teach classes on "SAVING THE THREAD"!
LOLT The Girl