I promised a post full of Mackinac photos, and that’s exactly what you’re getting tonight! Below are just a few of the photographs shared by island friends, and they all show that Mackinac is waking up fast, and the season is about to burst from the starting blocks.
When Ted and I spent our summers on the island, we always considered Memorial Day weekend as the official beginning of the season, but the photos below show there is a lot going well before May 25 – both downtown AND in the woods!
Here we go . . . . . .
FYI: Here are just a few of the changes you’ll see this summer when you visit (via Stephanie Fortino’s article a few weeks ago in the St. Ignace News:
1) Seven new rooms have been added to the top floor of the Grand Hotel (and four parlors).
2) Doud’s Market is being expanded into the neighboring Alford’s Drug Store building (Alford’s has closed). The two buildings have been joined, and two additions off the back of the Alford building have been replaced with a new addition. Half of the first floor will accommodate the Doud’s Market expansion, the other half will house a retail shop coordinated by Bob Benser, co-owner of the building.
3) Mary’s Bistro has been remodeled to connect with the neighboring Draught House. A new wine bar has been added to Mary’s, and new booths, banquettes, and tables have been added.
4) Twenty-five rooms in the Island House have been renovated.
Ted and I are so excited our trip to the island is less than a month away. I can’t wait to get up there with my camera and write from Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog for a few days. Hope you all are marking those days on your calendar to switch over to that blog while we’re at The Inn at Stonecliffe (June 7-11)! http://bree1972.wordpress.com
Not to be outdone by those Mackinac sunsets, here’s one from our neck of the woods! See you back here on Sunday! Hugs and God bless.