We usually do not come up here this time of year. The Mackinaw area is a very popular place in the middle of summer. We had a difficult time finding any spots to stay this weekend.
We have never camped at this casino before. It isn’t much of a campground. If you are looking for a place where the family can sit around a campfire and toast marshmallows, this is not the place for you. The campsites consist of electric and water hookups on poles that are located around the perimeter of a parking lot. Some of them include a picnic table. The WiFi from the hotel is to far away to be of any use. They do offer a dump station. You can also enjoy a dip in the hotel pool.
Saturday morning Terri and I stopped into Java Joe’s Cafe for breakfast. We have never been there before. The place is quite small and has absolutely no parking. It was jammed with people. I can see why. The staff and food was excellent!
That afternoon we did some sightseeing. For dinner we returned to the Dream Catchers restaurant located inside the casino. Tonight they offered the Land and Seafood Buffet, which features fresh crab legs and prime rib. I was in heaven. Terri is not much of a meat eater herself, but she even had some of the prime rib along with the piles of crab legs we both devoured.
In the evening we headed back over the bridge to Mackinaw City. We stopped to listen to a Bob Seger Tribute Band by the name of “Lookin’ Back” who was playing at the Amphitheater in the Conkling Heritage Park. We met a woman from Howell Michigan who was enjoying a little time by herself while her husband took their small children back to the hotel for a while. She was really enjoying her “Me” time. We also met a couple from Colorado who were in the area sightseeing.
Terri and I left the park and headed over to the Mackinaw Crossings. As we entered we heard someone singing from the stage. We went over to check it out. To our astonishment, it was a young woman with an incredible talent. Her voice reminded me of a young Jewel. She sang and played guitar. We were both rather impressed. After the show, I went over find out more about her. I spoke with her father. I found out her name was Sydni Kann and that she was only 13 years old. Mark my words, this girl has the talent to make it in the music business.
Monday was go-home-day. We stopped into Clyde’s Drive-in for a bite to eat. Once again this was a new place for us to visit. The burgers are every bit as good as the legend leads us to believe, although I couldn’t muster up the courage to go for the Big “C”.
On our way over the Mackinaw Bridge we saw dozens of sail boats passing through the straights. They were part of the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island.
This post just goes to show how much fun you can have in a summer weekend in Michigan.