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The Mackinac Bridge spans the narrowest point between Michigan's Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula: the Straits of Mackinac (pronounced "mack-in-aw"). One of the longest bridges in the Western Hemisphere, it connected the isolated Upper Peninsula to the much more populated Lower Peninsula. As you cross the bridge heading northward, to your right is Lake Huron and to your left is Lake Michigan. It's quite the sight.

After a very cold, rainy, windy visit to Mackinac Island (totally worth a visit even in terrible weather), we still had 2.5 hours to reach Au Train, where we were spending the next several nights. But I couldn't pass up a blue hour shot of the bridge before we started off. Fortunately, my brother-in-law's parents are photographers, so he was completely sympathetic to that desire and acted as my enabler. :)

I'm really surprised Michigan doesn't attract more photographers. The shorelines of the great lakes are lovely and wild. The fall colors can be as good as anything in New England. And Detroit has some lovely buildings (and lots of cool decay). I look forward to visiting this beautiful state again.

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