We all began with an appetizer of chilled cherry soup, as you can imagine it was delicious! So light and frothy.
My dad ordered the chicken salad in a cantaloupe flower. It was a pretty impressive presentation. Good for him for being so healthy.
And we ended it all with a piece of apple pie
Then we had some time after lunch to walk around the hotel and enjoy all of it's fun personality. They opened up a couple of rooms for us to go up and see to get a feel for what it would be like to stay in this cute little place. Then we went out to enjoy the gardens behind the hotel, it is right on the waters edge so it was such a peaceful setting.
After lunch, we loaded up the bus again and drove onward to Mackinaw City. Our first stop in this city was Fort Michilimackinac. Built around 1715, the primary purpose of this fort was not military, but rather as a link in the French trading post system that stretched from the Mississippi River through the Illinois Country to the St. Lawrence River. The fort served as a supply depot for traders in the western Great Lakes.
Our cute little trading post family
We were there just in time for their presentation on life in the fort and for a firing demonstration. I love those kind of things, I am like a child.