“Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a county.” -Marquis de Lafayette
The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. As someone who is in love with American history, I constantly find myself excited for the fireworks and immense patriotism that fills the day.
However, this Independence Day was not centered on cookouts with my family. Instead, I found myself in Mackinac, Michigan for an internship that I had taken on for this month.
Nevertheless, I was far from disappointed. The beauty and historical significance of Mackinac Island is truly admirable.
To get to the island, the group I was interning with had to take a ferry. This allowed us to glimpse historical lighthouses and gorgeous scenery from the boat.
After reaching the island, I was impressed with how well the residents took pride in the history and unique quality of the land. Cozy bookstores and shops filled the island and welcomed guests. These adorable stores sold antiques and small gifts. It took everything in me not to buy every souvenir I came across.
(P.S. Murdick’s won within our group.)