Our vacation was just "Grand"!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My husband and I started a very special tradition. We went to The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for our honeymoon and made a promise then that we would return every 5th anniversary. We have done exactly that, and this year we celebrated our 30th anniversary, and we're back at the Grand!

For those of you who have never been to the island and experience this 'Pure Michigan' as the beautiful ads say, the trip begins with a ferry ride. For you see, there are no motorized vehicles allowed on the island! Our ferry this time took us on a rare treat with a ride under the Mackinac Bridge!

Then 20 minutes later, you come around the side of the island and catch the first glimpse of The Grand Hotel. It truly is a special place.

You arrive on the island and chose your mode of transportation. You can walk, ride a bike, or go by horseback or carriage. We usually walk and boy did we! That first day, we clocked over 13,000 steps by late afternoon!

One of our favorite things to do is go up to the tippy top of the Grand to the Cupalo Bar. There is a 360 view of the island and the bridge!

We checked into the Grand and dressed for dinner. Men must be in coat and tie and ladies in dresses. I love it!

I'll stop for now.....but we had a Grand time biking around the island and just enjoying the 73 degrees and sunshine!
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