Saturday, September 12, 2009

List of Nines--part 4 Nine Vcation Spots I Love

Or at least Vacation Spots I would love to visit, and since I have sworn off flying, all accessible without a passport.
  1. St. Ignace and Mackinac, best spot on earth to vacation, in my humble opinion. Not as touristy as the other side of the Bridge. We've always stayed at the north end of town, just before you get to the casinos. Of course the last trip was in 1996, so things just may have changed since then, but still, great place.
  2. Soo Locks and the UP in general. If anyone is reading this and not from Michigan, that translates to the locks of Sault Ste Marie between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. And day trips to the falls and lakes and the wonderful winderness.
  3. Western Rockies. I almost said Banff and the Canadian Rockies. But since I have no passport, and no real reason to get one, I can stay south of the border and still enjoy the mountains. This way I can include Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone.
  4. Alaska. Ok, without flying this one may be a stretch, especially with no passport. I wouldn't be able to drive or take a bus trip. Maybe a cruise?
  5. Northern Lower Michigan. Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City--temps usually more breathable than home and wonderful scenery.
  6. Washington DC--An urban change of pace, but I love the museums and monuments and all. I have been there 3 times, but all over 25 years ago. I loved it then and would love it again, if I can avoid all the political stuff.
  7. Vermont. Trees, Green Mountain Boys, and a chance to explore my Allen roots. Can anyone spell GENEALOGY TRIP?
  8. Wisconsin Dells, fun and close to home
  9. Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. If I can't get to St Ignace, this makes a good second choice. Lots of forts and the old lumber mill, parks and there is always the boat ride to the island. Like I said before, the best spot on earth for a vacation.

1 comment:

Sault Boat Watcher said...

I agree with your list of vacation spots. I live in the UP during the summer and near Grand Rapids the rest of the year.

We sound like we have lots in common-Upper Michigan and NASCAR.

Thanks for writing.