Adventure: Mackinac Island

Let me begin by saying that this adventure to Mackinac Island was an unexpected one. I had driven to meet up with Alex and spend a day or two with him at his parents’ house across the state. I had yet to meet his parents, and shortly after doing so they kindly invited me to go with them the next day. Although I was incredibly nervous about the ordeal I decided to take the chance and accept (I also wanted to spend more time with Alex). So off to Mackinac Island we went.

It was amazing to be able to spend time with Alex in an exciting place like Mackinac. We went on a horse drawn tour around the island and we even had dinner at the historic (and intensely expensive) Grand Hotel. The entire time we were there I just kept thinking about how unbelievably generous his parents were being to a girl they had just met.

I have been to the island a few times before, but never with a boyfriend. I have also never had the opportunity to separate from the group and go exploring. After the ridiculously fancy dinner at the Grand Hotel Alex and I laid out near the fort on the island and star gazed. I saw my first shooting star and didn’t think the trip could get any better at that point. The next day Alex and I found these trails near the Grand Hotel that we explored.

We also sat by the hotel’s fountain for quite a while just talking.

Although I had such an amazing time, the entire weekend was just a lot to take in. It was the first time meeting his family, I was unprepared mentally (and clothing wise) for a trip, and I have a lot of quirks Alex had yet to learn about me. So at times I got crabby and just needed to get away for a bit.

I feel bad about being in poor spirits a few times over the weekend now that I’m reflecting on the past few days but it is understandable considering the abnormal situation. My only hope is that I wasn’t too much of a burden on his parents and that they don’t hate me or anything. Overall it was just an amazing weekend that I feel so fortunate to have been able to be a part of.

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