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Mackinaw Island

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Back from Mackinaw Island and really tired but feeling great! Walked for at least 2 hours yesterday and more than that the day before. Stayed at the Grand Hotel for the night and enjoyed looking at the rooms that I could see. We stayed in the Napoleon Suite which was all in red. Red velvet drapes, red wallpaper, red velvet spreads and red carpet. Whew! By the way the bathroom was green. Lots of pictures of Napoleon and French gilt in the room also. A daybed of red and green strips can you imagine?
Anyway we walked to see the arch which was beautiful, took a carriage ride, then walked the trails. What a beautiful day to enjoy the island and looking at the Great Lakes. When you look at Lake Huron and Lake Michigan at the same time it really is awe inspiring. Then add the Mackinaw Bridge and remember all the folks that fought on both side of the early wars there to keep our country safe - well I guess we have always been fighting.
I did enjoy the food for the day - but had Salmon and healthy "stuff" at dinner.
A great start for the Spring season and made me want to stick with my diet.
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  • LADYBUG1943
    I've stayed at the Grand Hotel twice, once just before we moved from Chicago. I told my dh I wanted to stay there one last time. Absolutely love that place!

    We just got back from visiting our daughter in the St. Louis area, visited "The Hill" which is an old Italian neighborhood with literally great food on every corner, and an old grocery store where we bought a bunch of pasta for gifts. So good to travel a little and get a new lease on life.
    2845 days ago
    Sounds lovely! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your get away! Happy Spring! emoticon
    2898 days ago
    Mackinaw Island is one of my best vacation memories. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    2901 days ago
    This sounds like a great place to go. I will add that to one of our trips. Glad you had a good trip. emoticon
    2901 days ago
  • JESS0107
    I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time and are back safe and sound!!! So much red and green probably made you think of Christmas all over again. Have a good afternoon!
    2901 days ago
    Thank you for sharing:) I wanted to go to Mackinaw Island years ago when I was living in the Chicago area but never could make the trip.
    2902 days ago
  • GATOR12
    It was amazing how the only motored vehicles we saw were some wheelchairs. All horse drawn and boat delivered. Amazing history and neat place to visit!!
    2902 days ago
    It's been years since I was at Mackinaw and I remember how great it was. I'd love to go back. We didn't get to spend the night. The hotel you stayed at sounds great!
    2902 days ago
    What a wonderful day.........thanks for emoticon
    2902 days ago
    Sounds like a dream. With a little bit of Christmas in there with the red and green. emoticon Glad to hear you had a good time. May the Lord bless your day. emoticon
    2902 days ago
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