Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lake Erie

We were able to see all five Great Lakes on our trip. We practiced our kung fu at each lake. Actually we threw a pebble or rock in each lake as a means of interacting with each of them. We had trouble finding rocks at Lake Superiors south shore, so we found some small pebbles to use. Rocks at Lake Ontario were so large, we used some we had collected at Lake Huron thanks to Jerry's idea to do so. So we called our trip The Great Lakes and Niagara Falls Road Trip

Lake Ontario

After visiting Niagara Falls we drove along the Niagara River north to its exit into Lake Ontario and then west until we came to a public access to the lake shoreline. As we looked out across the lake, we noticed a major city. What Canadian city were we looking at?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Horseshoe Falls

This falls is next to Niagara Falls, but is in Canada. It is even more massive. We took a ride on the Maid of the Mist - that boat that takes you right up to the base of both falls. They give you rain ponchos, but those in front of the boat got their shoes and pant bottoms soaked. Also included a view from the barrel ride we went on (haha).

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lake Huron Trumpeter Swans

In Port Huron, Michigan.

Lake Michigan Waves

Near Petoskey, Michigan.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mackinac Bridge

This is the Mackinac Bridge. It is said to be one of the world's most beautiful bridges and the longest suspension bridge in the Americas, with a total length of 8,614 feet suspended. It is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world. Much of the beauty comes from the setting at the Straits of Mackinac. The Straits link Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. (Lake Michigan is on the left side of the bridge and Lake Huron is on the right.) The 5 mile long Mackinac Bridge (Big Mac) links Michigan's Lower and Upper peninsulas. The UP is on the far side of the bridge in this picture.