The annual Labor Day Bridge Walk!
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So we woke up at 4:00 AM on Labor Day in order to take a 5 mile long walk over the Mackinac Bridge starting at 7:00 AM. Crazy? Yeah, totally crazy. After two quick showers, we made our way over to the area where buses were taking people to the St. Ignace side of the bridge (on the Upper Peninsula). The buses started leaving at 5:30 AM, and we were able to make one of the first buses. We felt like we were in school again as the school buses took us to the bridge, and we sat in the back! How cool are we?
The crew consisted of myself, Cathy, my Uncle, and his wife, Denise. We arrived in St. Ignace before 6:00 AM and had an hour wait before the walk began. We made our way to the staging area where we waited with several others as a somewhat funny DJ helped us count down the time.
The walk concluded, we went back to the hotel and had a nice breakfast and walked around Mackinaw City one last time, since some fo the stores were having Labor Day specials. Satisfied with our weekend, we headed home at about 11 AM, since we had a 5 hour drive ahead of us.