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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Weekend/Holiday Plan

The Mackinac Bridge Walk is an annual event held every Labor Day since 1958 in Michigan in which people may walk the length of the Mackinac Bridge. Walkers are traditionally led across by the governor of Michigan. In an average year, 40,000 to 65,000 people participate in the five-mile walk.

The Labor Day bridge walk is the sole exception to the rule prohibiting pedestrians on the bridge. At the beginning of the event, the two east lanes on the bridge—normally used for northbound traffic— are reserved for the southbound pedestrians, with the west lanes carrying two-way vehicular traffic. Walkers begin on the St. Ignace side of the bridge in the Upper Peninsula and walk south to Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula. Upon reaching Mackinaw City, walkers are awarded a numbered "Certificate of Completion." School buses shuttle walkers back to their cars.

We are spending the night in Gaylord and then will head up to Mackinac is the morning for the walk. And NO, I am not walking, FACT, I am scared to death of heights. I could NEVER walk over those grates with water below. My palms sweat profusely and I can't look out just driving over the bridge. I'd surely die walking over.

Whatever your plans may be, be sure it includes something fun!



1 comment:

  1. I crossed the Walking The Mackinaw Bridge off my bucket list several years ago. There are so many people you don't even know you are up high . . . you can do it Barbie!

    Did you see Kathy and her granddaughters being interviewed at the beach last night on the eleven o'clock news? We happened to catch it!

    Happy Labor Day!