Justin and I celebrated our two and a half year dating anniversary last night with our tradition of dinner at P.F. Changs. Ladies, I'm obsessed with that place. Egg drop soup, salt and pepper calamari, and some crispy honey chicken... yes please! But I can't believe it's already been two and a half years! It definitely doesn't seem like it has been that long. But that's a good thing, right? Who wants to feel like they've been with the same person forrr.evvvv.errrr.?!? I love that we're still feeling that whole "newly in love" stage. PRESHHH!
Anywhoooo... the real reason for the post? Update numero dos on Yours Truly's Vaca. While in Northern Michigan, we were able to spend two nights on Mackinac Island. For those of you non-Michiganders or those of you who have no idea what Mackinac Island is, here's a little information.
Mackinac Island is a teeny, tiny island and resort area in Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The whole island is less than 4 square miles and it only takes a 8 miles bike ride/walk to get around the entire island. There are no cars on the island so tourists and residents rely on bicycles, horses, or their own two feet to get around. It's super adorable with ginormous, historical homes, quaint hotels, like Hotel Iroquois that I talked about yesterday, a downtown with (overpriced but cute) shops, and trails for days to explore!
I've been to Mackinac Island a handful of times in my life and I was excited to be able to take Justin there, since he has never been. Now, Mackinac Island isn't a place you want to spend a whole week at. It's one of those mini-trips within a trip. Two days there and you've seen all there is to see.
The best part of Mackinac Island? Renting bicycles and riding around the island. The first day, Justin and I opted for a tandem bike. I'm sure Justin regretted that decision immediately.
|This picture lies. I was actually riding in the back, hence why the front seat is so high up.|
Since Justin and all his 6'4 height was sitting right in front of me on this tandem bike, I couldn't see a dang thing. This means there was a lot of me screaming and yelling and telling him to slow down. He probably wanted to turn around and smack me, but he was a good sport about it. I felt like we could have come close to crashing numerous times, but my life didn't flash before my eyes until Justin decided to take a sharp turn down a gravel path. Thanks for the warning, dear! The people around us probably thought I was psycho. I was for sure we were going to crash and die as we're speeding down a gravel path with boulders all over the fricken place. Oy vey!
But it didn't stop there. OH NOOOOO. On our way to Arch Rock, Justin was getting annoyed with the slow people in front of us. I mean, I appreciated these people's caution since there were signs telling us not to speed. But boys don't follow directions, it's just not in their genes. So, what does the love of my life do? He speed past these people like a crazy person. Again, cue the screaming and yelling and choice words. I wish I had video taped our antics for you ladies. But, no worries, we made it to Arch Rock without a scrape or stitch.
You may be asking "Jenna, why didn't you just ride in front?" Well, my lovely bloggy friends, that's because the person in the front has to do all the work! I enjoyed my moments of picking my feet off the peddles and doing absolutely nothing but riding along. Thanks boo boo!
Day two we opted for single bikes. It was probably the best decision for our relationship. We might have need to seek counseling if we took the tandem for round two around the island.