Mar 04-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: March: Mar 04-09
Big Mac through the trees    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Cindy Freeman
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Cindy Freeman
From another angle    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Cindy Freeman

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 06:44 am:

The connection between the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula is where we are today, courtesy of Cindy Freeman. The Mackinac Bridge in winter makes just as impressive a photo as the same scene in the summer months. Actually, I think maybe the bridge stands out a bit more with the ice and snow surrounding it. She sure is an impressive presence spanning the waters between the two peninsulas of Michigan.

Cindy also snapped a couple different angles of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse that sits watching over the Mackinac Straits. This is one of my favorite lighthouses, as it's so castle-like in appearance with the construction resembling a turret. No matter what angle you take a photo of this lighthouse, you get something interesting, like the view of the bridge along with the light...nice job!

By Mike, in Upsate SC (Wkmikem) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 07:09 am:

Beautiful shots of the bridge. When I get to the bridge it always
means I'm almost home.

By Jackie Ogden (Jackieo) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 07:24 am:

Great pics this morning!
Happy day to all.
Hi Phil,Biz and Hogan!

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 07:38 am:

Thanks for the pictures. I haven't been able to get up north this winter to our cabin near Cheboygan. On those winter trips, we'd always get up to Mackinaw City & go to that park to look at the bridge.

In the summer, you can go through the lighthouse and go up in the tower; quite a view. You do need to have safe shoes or the guide will stop you.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 08:05 am:

I just dont' see the excitement in this stuff with all that white stuff surrounding it. Give me summer!!!!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 10:17 am:

Now know you love this view of the bridge and the lighthouse! Just think positive...spring is almost here (repeat-repeat) Now don't you feel better????????

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 10:49 am:

Wish I was crossing the Mighty Mac now, gonna have to arrange a trip soon I think!

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 11:13 am:

I was surprised to see my pictures on Pasty this morning. They were taken a couple of weekends ago after a snowstorm dropped about a foot of snow in places in the northwest portions of the lower peninsula. I was glad that it cleared up before we left, because the day before we couldn't even see the bridge in the white-out conditions. I love lighthouses in any season, but they are really fun to photograph in the winter for me. The path along the shore was cleared, but I had to trudge through some very deep snow to get the lighthouse pictures. Snowshoes would be a good thing to put on my Christmas list next year, I think. I'm glad you can enjoy them from a warm place.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 12:26 pm:

This area is great in any season! Thanks for the wonderful pics!!

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 01:19 pm:

I love the pic of the bridge I was in the same exact spot on Sun on my snowmobile. What a great day and memories will last a life time!! Thanks for sharing.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 04:10 pm:

I always enjoy stopping at Mackinaw City when traveling.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 09:53 pm:

Summer, winter, spring, or fall, the Big Mac is splendor personified. I had the privilege, a dream I always had, of walking this beautiful bridge during the Labor Day Walk a few years ago. It was one of the most "exhilarating" things I've done in my lifetime. How fortunate we are in this state to have such a magnificent feat of engineering and what a difference it has made for allowing so many from all over the country ease of access to our beautiful U.P.

Thanks for the most wonderful pictures!

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