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Family trip in photos

We had a wonderful family trip this summer. We spent 5 nights in St. Ignace, 3 nights at Tahquamenon Falls and 3 nights at my parents cottage in Grant. Here are the highlights of the trip with photos.

Soo Locks visit - it was Engineering day, meaning we could go across the locks into areas that are normally off limits.

Hydro Plant tour - also in Sault St. Marie

Tahquamenon visit in the mist and rain

A 'bit' of rain on Friday night, leaving the campground a wet mess. (8" fell over the weekend)

A great photo op at one of our geocache finds in St Ignace

Regan's 'treasure' found at the same spot

Cool Treat at the car show

Car show on the streets of St. Ignace

Fudge - a necessity of  any trip to the UP :)

Bridge view from another geocache location in the state park

Humongous 'wish flower' found on a geocache hike

Home sweet home - for the week

Playing at the toy store in Mackinac City

My beautiful butterflies

Heading to Mackinac Island for the day

Lots of geocaches on the island

Didn't know spiders could be pretty

We biked the whole 8 miles around the island, plus about another 5 or 6 throughout the day. Regan was a trooper!

The girls highlight of our time at Tahquamenon - some very tame chipmunks, including one who seemed to 'pose' for Regan to take his picture.

Hike from the lower to upper falls - 4 miles. Sage was the trooper that day, hiking almost the whole way.

The girls chasing 100s of yellow butterflies lining the dead end road we took by mistake while looking for a geocache.

Another necessity of any UP trip - pasties

Paul and the girls going out into Lake Superior. This was at a point in the lake near Paradise where the water was only about 2 feet deep for about a half a mile. The usually frigid lake Superior water was very warm here.

Tubing with Grandpa at Hess Lake - the girls all giving grandpa the thumbs up to go faster - and Grandpa more than happy to oblige.

and some sparkler fun - there is a kid behind there somewhere!

It was a great vacation. We had lots of fun, made lots of memories and took lots of pictures!! :)