Monday, August 16, 2010

Pictured and Black Rocks

Alright, alright! This is my last post of scenic photos and ramblings about my trip to the upper peninsula! I hope I haven't bored all of you yet! Yesterday was our last day. We woke up early to make the 10 AM boat cruise out to see Pictured Rocks up close and personal from the lake! We secured a spot upstairs on the open deck and headed out along the shoreline! It was amazing. I saw a glimpse of the rocks from our hotel and from the shipwreck cruise, but not up close and personal like we did on this boat! It was very rough seas though and I was feeling so sick, but it was worth it! This first photo is called Indian Head. See the head coming out from the rocks?

The caves were amazing. The water was so green! The water kept spraying over the boat as the waves hit. Brett was loving it as I had my head on his shoulder clutching my stomach. Ha ha! I don't have my sea legs, apparently! After our cruise, we headed out right away to Marquette, Michigan! We were not expecting an urban setting in the upper peninsula! It was so different compared to Paradise and Munising. We really enjoyed exploring the little downtown area. We couldn't figure out what this giant thing was! We found out later that it's an ore dock used to put iron ore onto ships! That's what most of the shipwrecks were hauling when they sunk in Lake Superior! Iron ore!

After grabbing some pizza downtown, we drove out to Presque Isle park! We saw some pictures and videos of people cliff jumping, so we headed out to do that but it was quite chilly and the water would have been so cold! We couldn't really find a good spot, so we ended up just walking out on the rocks and looking at the views instead of cliff jumping! Black Rocks was really pretty. We loved walking out onto the rocks. The upper peninsula is so different from the lower peninsula - it's just crazy!

I wore my sea-faring blouse courtesy of Spotted Moth! I loved it for the trip. Although I'm a terrible sailor! The sleeves are very loose, butterfly-like sleeves and I love the zipper detail up the front! Paired with a simple skirt and flats for climbing aboard our boat and hiking up rocks to see gorgeous views of Lake Superior. The upper peninsula is truly a magical place! Alright, now.. back to the daily grind! I have only a few short weeks left to get the rest of my summer outfit posts done.. and to get ready for fall!

34 comments:

  1. Looks like you had an amazing trip!
    I'm very jealous, it's winter where I am. Lots of thick coats and mittens, brrr!
    That dress looks lovely :)
    x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your pictures are gorgeous, and I really like that top.

    ReplyDelete
  3. More beautiful trip photos! Love your top too, especially the bib(?) detail on the front!

    ReplyDelete
  4. gorgeous pictures tieka! i love the scenery in all of them. you look adorable, as usual. :)

    xoxo
    http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. these photos are insane (in posts below too), sometimes I cant believe places like this exist, so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, what majestic scenery! Sounds like an amazing trip!

    ReplyDelete
  7. aww tieka! another amazing set of photos from your trip :) i love your outfit! it's so cute--especially the skirt!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The Superior shoreline is incredible. I was cracking up when you mentioned the rocks in Whitefish Point in an earlier post. I collected a bunch of them on a trip way back in 1999. I found a giant red one shaped like a heart. Glad you guys had fun!

    ReplyDelete
  9. These pictures from your trip just keep getting better and better! I know what you mean about sea sickness, I definately didnt have sea legs the whole 3 months I was on the ship tour, it was hell! haha. You look beautiful and I love the top from Spotted Moth - perfect for the occasion, as usual! You always dress so well to match with what you are doing, even if you dont try to, it just always looks SO good :) Love these photos! x

    ReplyDelete
  10. That top is adorable! I'm not kidding when I say that I absolutely want to live a live like yours someday with my boy. It looks like so much fun :) My grandma always tells me the most important thing in a relationship aside from trust is that you can have fun together, and it so seems like you do!:)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Aww, it looks like you two had a great time. It's so great to see photos of you and Brett so happy, both in your travels and in your marriage.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your trip has me pining for the upper peninsula so much!! I was suppose to go with my husband this year, but funds are short so we have to put it off until next year. :( I'll just have to enjoy your lovely pictures for now!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow, that place is absolutely beautiful!

    -Vern

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh that shirt is cute...love the zipper. I am so jealous of your trip. Everything looks spectacular.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Outstanding pictures... just beautiful. I love your outfit too, especially the skirt. So simple... my kind of thing. I've also liked seeing you wear more normal 'everyday' type outfits these last few days. It's more relate-able.

    - Patricia
    fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. These photos are beautiful, and your outfit is gorgeous! I get terrible sea sickness too, oh my goodness.

    And I'm going to be so jealous when you are dressing for fall and I'm putting my winter clothes away. I'm excited to see your fall outfits, though!

    X

    ReplyDelete
  17. omygosh what a cute little dress! Looks like you're having so much fun :) I'm enjoying your travel snapshots!

    Polka dot dress giveaway
    heyfancypants.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. gahhhhhhh so gorgeous! im so jealous! :D

    xxx

    http://amaturecouture.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. This shirt is gorgeous.
    And I have to say that you look so cute with a bun, you should really wear it more often :)
    -P.
    bowtiediary.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. i LOVE your trip recaps! and yes the u.p is totally amazing!! i almost went to school up there and have been dying to get my husband up there! Thanks for the great pics!

    ReplyDelete
  21. sweet outfit, especially love the skirt + belt!

    ReplyDelete
  22. It all looks so pretty! Great skirt too :)

    L x
    Half Dressed

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh man, this place looks amazing! I love the color of the water, it's eerily cool. I am in love with your skirt, by the way, I need one like that!

    ReplyDelete
  24. You are definitely the best dressed traveler! Such breathtaking views :) I was born in Michigan (only lived there til I was 3 though) and never realized all the beauty that was around there. It's so fun to see it through your travels!

    ReplyDelete
  25. You shouldn't apologize for these beautiful pictures and scenery and all that...I just love it! (And seriously, Brett better watch out, because I'm just going to come in and take over your awesome-fun-I'm-really-jealous vacations one of these days!)

    ReplyDelete
  26. That second photo is magical! I love your outfit too, it looks comfy and cute!

    ReplyDelete
  27. love this top! the different width stripes are adorable. and the photos are gorgeous. glad you had a good vacation :]

    ReplyDelete
  28. wow this looks amazing!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. I've loved looking at all your pictures from the last couple posts!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I like your travel pics! It's like I went there too, hehe! We used to have something in New England called the Old Man in the Mountain and it looked like a face in the mountain. Then his nose fell off. :( Forgot about him until I saw your pics!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Very cute outfit - I've loved the sort of nautical theme you've had running through the past few days. Seems like it was perfect for your trip.

    ReplyDelete
  31. looks like an AMAZING trip - those photos of the rock cliffs are breathtaking

    ReplyDelete
  32. These pics are stunning. And I love that top!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gorgeous pictures of Marquette, Tieka! Thanks for sending me the link. The ore docks are a very popular photo place... many people even take engagement pictures there. I'm glad you liked our area! :)

    And your outfit?! Loved it!
    -Angela-

    Better Than a Milk Mustache

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your comment and support of my blog! I try my best to get back to comments, but if you have a question, please email me at tieka@selectivepotential.com! xo