Erin and Alex have done a great job sharing our adventures. Here is my two cents…
I really enjoyed the Colonial Michilimackinac site. It gave me some new insight into the events around the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. The French and the Indians really had a good relationship until the Brits came along. There was a lot of tension when the British won the war and took over the fort. Later the Indians aligned with the British to fight against those dreaded rebels. This is a very different perspective from the one we have in New England.
The kids were relieved when we were “allowed” to eat at a restaurant. We have managed to avoid fast food and I plan to stick to it. I only had to get one cup of emergency coffee to make it to NY. We enjoyed the local dish of pasties (past-ees). They are meat stuffed in a pastry. Alex loved and thinks I should make them. I am sure he can make them himself.
My experiences at the Mill Creek Discovery Park are part of my training for Amazing Race. I was able to maneuver over the bouncing suspension bridge while taking pictures. The zip line was a piece of cake although the instructor forgot to tell me about how to turn around when going backwards. He told the rest of our group while I was flying backwards over the pond. I have managed to avoid climbing walls but I wanted to get my money’s worth. So I climbed, I would say, three-quarters of the way up. I stopped not because I was scared to go higher…I was scared to go down from a higher place. They had an automatic belay system and I was afraid I would come crashing down. Now, if this had been Amazing Race and there was Dunkin’ Donuts coffee or some form of chocolate at the top I would have gotten up there no problem.