Wednesday, August 8, 2007

St. Ignace, MI (Fri.8/3)

The day after Mackinac Island, the boys did some schoolwork in the morning and explored the nearby forest, before we headed into St. Ignace for a few hours. We climbed up Castle Rock for a lovely birds eye view of Mackinac and area. I was surprised to find that Michigan-ers lay claim to Paul Bunyan and Babe too.

St. Ignace is pretty small -- mostly motels and ferry docks but we found a great little museum chronicling the efforts of an early Jesuit missionary, Father Marquette and the local Ojibwa and Huron tribes he ministered to. Below is an Ojibwa long house -- very educational spot.
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Anonymous said...

Hi GraKim's..... sure enjoyed camping/biking/& hanging out with you for a few days.... I miss your coffee, Kimicole !
I'm near London, Ontario where it's hot & muggy like most of the US I hear!.... hit some junk stores & got a pair of sloppy water shoes so I can stomp around with you next time.
well, see you at Niagara Falls.
Ch Ch .... Arla

Anonymous said...

Hi precious six!!! The photos are so great and help us to appreciate on a small scale the sights you are experiencing. We loved your rock sculptures guys! Love you all so much---be safe!!! Grampa and Bobo