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Vacation-in-the-UP pics!

written by Betsy Flak on 2019-08-12

Just like that, I'm back from my vacation to the upper peninsula of Michigan. It was beee-yoot-iful up there. The weather was gorgeous the vast majority of the time with temperatures in the low 80s and high 70s (Fahrenheit). With only a couple of stormy evenings, it was pretty much ideal.

So, we were able to do all the things!

We hiked a bunch, including one day with a trail that was marked as "moderate" at the bottom and "difficult" at the top and another day of almost 10 miles and 25,000+ steps according to my phone. (Keep in mind I've only done a couple of hikes before this trip. Ever.)

We kayaked around Pictured Rocks (the pictures in the link below honestly don't do it justice).

We wandered around Mackinac Island to see all the things (and the horses!). We biked around the outside of the island too—which included me re-learning how to ride a bike since it's been about five years.

We watched ships go through the locks at Sault Ste. Marie.

And we even got some relaxing in! In between delicious meals, I finished Unnecessary Magic, then read all of Louisiana Bigshot (a mystery, a genre I rarely read), and then started in on Empire of Storms, the fifth book of the Throne of Glass series.

All in all, it was a great vacation. :)

Check out my favorite pics (out of over 500, lol) here or below.


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