Pictured above: The Mackinac Bridge, which doesn't go to Mackinac, but connects to Mackinaw City (both are pronounced "Mackinaw" even if "Mackinac" lacks the "W"). You have to take a boat to Mackinac Island, which is where the above picture was taken.
Once on the island, you're greeted with a little town and a main street. This is only a small portion of Mackinac, and what I came for is stuff like this:
So that I can do things like this:
Our partner today is Link, from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS. This is a recent Figma that has really opened my eyes to more Figma figures. I wasn't that amazed by the few Figmas I had bought before, but this guy blows 'em all out of the water. He's also a fantastic representation of classic Link, from the original game, with the brown arms and younger appearance.
With him travels Skullkid, from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (also wearing Majora's Mask). This is a World of Nintendo figure; possibly the best yet (I'll review 'em later).
And eventually I may find a spot where I can get a figure within that same view! Just...not on this trip. I tried.
One of my favorite spots is along a twisty trail called "The Tranquil Bluff Trail" (so says a little wooden sign). It's minorly precarious; not really requiring careful attention to footing, but a wrong step could still send you off into the tree-filled bluff and down into your possible doom. Probably not.
Going up this last part of the trail brings you to a little outcropping with some great spots.
That's about it! Feels like a small amount, but a large portion of the pictures were Mythic Legions (specifically for the review) and Link and Skullkid were for fancy shots (as best I could). Much of the walk was stop-and-start as I took pictures and swapped parts (lot to swap on Link), so we couldn't do that forever! My wife walked around and took her own pictures while I worked, which resulted in this collage of me taking pictures:
After our trek, we took the stairs back to town:
And then ate at an awesome little tavern to round out the day. All in all a great trip!