We gathered with Hill, the bride-to-be Erica and friends at Mackinac Island for a bachelor/bachelorette party of sorts. With couples. In their late 30s. There were no penis balloons or gentlemen's clubs... but there were a lot of horses!
Mackinac Island is a car-free, care-free summer haven boasting cool temperatures and even cooler historic buildings. Horses rule the roost here, with 3 full time veterinarians on the Island and only 1 part time "people doctor." As one of our cheerful tour guides pointed out "We know where our priorities lie."
But before you can get to any of that, you have to get to the Island. By ferry, of course. All aboard!
We bought our Shepler's Ferry tickets and walked Mackinaw City as we waited for the ferry's arrival. A well-timed text from April's Dad reminded her that almost 30 years ago, she had enjoyed some pizza at Mama Mia's Pizza while wandering Mackinaw City with her parents. All for the nostalgia and some lunch, we ponied up for a few slices of this well-know pie and their famously different crust. It's made of some wonderful combination of corn bread and flour to create a dough that is light and fluffy, yet firm enough to support the weight of the toppings. Delicious!
To cap off a great weekend, Hill was carded. The table erupted in applause for this old man, still looking a spry 21. Good for you, buddy. You've still got it.