Day 9 - Saginaw, MI to Mackinaw Bay/St. Ignace, MI

Day 9 of the Ride for Miracles for Children’s Miracle Network started in Saginaw, Michigan and we trekked up north to the beautiful Mackinaw Bay area.  Today’s ride started off cold, but not raining!  We road up the west coast of Lake Huron, and had some beautiful scenery along the way. We did get some rain during the last half of the trip, but were still able to get some good pictures and videos, as well as finding two different lighthouses and getting a picture with a boat captain to fulfil two scavenger hunt ideas.  We are hoping to get a few more for tomorrow, so keep those coming!!

We got into Mackinaw Bay/St. Ignace and decided to take the Ferry across Lake Huron to Mackinac Island (pronounced Mackinaw actually, learned something new today!) The island is very beautiful, and there do not allow any motorized vehicles on the island, so you can walk, ride a bicycle, or take a horse drawn carriage (we walked because we prefer our two-wheeled transportation to have MOTORS!!)  We stopped at the Yankee Rebel Restaurant for dinner and got to share our story with a few people and met someone from Serbia!  We also got to meet the captain of our ferry boat and get a picture for the Scavenger Hunt, he was happy to help and enjoyed hearing our stories of our journey and why we are riding.

Tomorrow’s trip will have us heading down the east shore of Lake Michigan into St. Joseph.  It is also Steve Panzer’s birthday tomorrow, so we will be celebrating that as well! 

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