After our night of fireworks we were going to head back home but first I told hubby we need to go to the fort, I hadn't been there since I was a kid and we have been up to Mackinaw city many times and never stopped and he had never been at all so we decided to spend the morning at the Fort before making our trip home.
I loved the texture in the roof and the different ways they did the chimneys on these houses.
They have people in almost every building telling you a bit of history about each one.
As you can see by the flag at the fort, it was under British rule at the time, and there wasn't any breeze :(
Had to get another view of the bridge
Standing in one battlement to get pictures of the other ones, I took the following pictures from the walk that went around the fort.
Don't they have a nice raise garden going here.
I just love the roof and the arches you can see in the middle building there
Yep another view of the bridge through the buildings :)
You may have noticed in some of the other shots the excavating going on down there between the buildings, they said they always have some people in there working to find items that they soldiers and families left behind when leaving the fort. There was a whole museum under one of the buildings with many of the items they had found, so interesting, and it came at just the right time too, it was nice and cool down there and after being in the hot sun for over an hour it felt really nice.
I didn't get many pictures when we went back down into the fort I was so busy reading and listening to to the people, but I did manage a couple.. As you know from some of my past picture posts, I do love my doors and handles and I just thought this was a neat lock.
She was getting the water nice and hot so she could do the laundry, so glad we don't have to deal with all of this today, makes me really appreciate my washer :) One of the soldiers in the buildings said that the wives of the married soldiers would do the men's laundry for a fee and sometimes they would make more money than the soldiers brought in.
On our way out we caught them getting the cannon ready to shoot off, I stopped taking pictures here and took video of it on my phone.
Here is a photo my hubby took of the cannon firing.
Sorry about the long post, I sure have a hard time deciding on what to post, it is so much easier when I don't have many photo's to choose from, LOL!
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!