Sunday, May 29, 2016

Leisure Sunday

When we got u the sun was out. We actually put on sun block. And again the forecast had said rain all day every hour! The weather was going around the island!

We decided to take it slow today and not plan anything and let the day just happen.

We heard there was mini golf on Mission Point. So we headed over there for Ashton to play. Their grounds are amazing. And Ashton fell in love with the tulips. She even found a lone one on the ground and decided it needed love and took it with her. It ended up in the Pink Pony cup by her bed. She asked if we could plant tulips around our house. Hmmm, maybe? Future project?

Here you can see the mini golf behind us. It's not your typical miniature golf. It's actually a golf course shrunken down. No windmills or whatever to golf around. However, we couldn't find anyone in charge of it. Just a restaurant beside it that wasn't open yet for the day. So we decided just to take a few photos as it was so scenic.

We then headed into town. Ashton walked her ledge and ran down her hill.

Atop of the hill was Missionary Bark Chapel. Ashton wasn't impressed.

So in town we saw a 3D maze inside one of the stores on the strip. It was too pricey for all 3 of us to go, so Daddy and Ashton went through the maze. They had to wear 3D glasses and wear plastic gloves to protect the mirrors. We had to barrette the glasses to stay on Ashton's little face. I think they got their money's worth, and Ashton loved it. I could hear her squeal from inside the maze and I staying by the exit.

After the maze it was lunchtime. We found a nice place that would feed Ashton just pepperoni (which she loves). It was a nice break. Then it was off to a nap. We knew not to skip it today!

After nap, we headed to the 2nd butterfly conservatory on the island. And this one also had reptiles and insects.

We first came to a room with butterflies of the world and a window to see the caterpillars in their cocoons. We found a section of butterflies just from China!

We then headed in and Ashton was determined to have a butterfly land on her. It took much longer than last time and we must have stayed there twice as long there because of it. But when one did land, she was ecstatic!

Then we headed into the insects section. We saw snakes, spiders, roaches, stick bugs, lizards, turtles... Ashton wanted to touch them all! But she only got to pet the bearded dragon. He was such a snuggler and loved attention.

Then you enter a gift shop. We spent a few minutes in there and Ashton fell in love with this small plush bat. I asked her if she wanted to name him Mack from Mackinac Island. She said no, she was going to name him Butterfly. And boy, does she adore her new playmate!

While we walked she didn't want to be hand in hand anymore, but hand in wing in hand.

She showed him her favorite ledge and let him 'fly'. We then thought with the high winds and perfect lawn there at the park, maybe we could buy a kite. That would be a fun experience.

However, when we got to town and went to the kid's store, there are only 2 designated kite flying areas, and you have to be at either of those hotels to use those grounds. And the kites were VERY pricey. So we decided against it.

So we decide to walk the boardwalk and look at the homes and enjoy the beach. Ashton didn't care for the homes, but loved the beach and went 'fishing' with a stick.

Here we are on the board walk, it was VERY windy!

With our last meal out on the island (not counting breakfast at the B&B) we asked Ashton what she wanted to eat. She stated she really wanted to go back to the Pink Pony. We thought against it, but then found out they had seating outside with a view. So we made a reservation and browsed a few shops and went back to the Pink Pony.

We loved our view! And again the food was great as well as the service. And right beside us was a wedding party! It was very festive!

We then went back to our room and played with Legos! Of course. And Ashton loved her newest Tauntaun lego. 

Tomorrow we leave Mackinac Island. Sad to go, but had a great time and Ashton loved it too, which was very important. Hope to come back soon!

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