WooHoo – One Week to Go! 5/31/15

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Yes – I’m excited. Yes – I’ve started packing.  Yes – Ted is making fun of me.  No – I don’t care.

My thoughts and my spirit are already on the island, and this time next Sunday – good Lord willing – my body will have arrived also.  To say I’m looking forward to this trip would be the understatement of the century.  After all, we haven’t been to Mackinac in almost a year, and that’s just way too long for someone like me, who thinks Mackinac should be a moon and the earth should revolve around it!

Ted and I are so blessed to be making this trip, and before I go any further, I want to stop and thank Stefanie Congdon, the General Manager at The Inn at Stonecliffe for inviting me up to write about this beautiful resort destination.  I can hardly wait to explore the Inn, which was built in 1904 as the largest summer residence on Mackinac.  There are 16 guestrooms in the Mansion and 31 suites in the Summer House.  And yes, I plan to explore both places AND all the surrounding grounds.

Starting tonight, I’ll be publishing on both this site and on Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog (http://bree1972.wordpress.com), and I’ll continue to do that until I’ve written the final post about Stonecliffe.  I’m hoping to publish something each day from the island, and the posts will be the same on both blogs – so you can choose which to access.  I’ll be focused on Stonecliffe but also plan to cover as much of the island as I can in four days and nights – and I’m so hoping you’ll come along for all the fun!

As friend Molly McGreevy shows in this and the next photo, the Lady Slippers . . .

As friend Molly McGreevy shows in this and the next photo, the Lady Slippers . . .

. . . and the Trillium are blooming, and Molly says she's already seen a few lilacs in bloom!

. . . and the Trillium are blooming, and Molly says she’s already seen a few lilacs in bloom!

And, of course, those Mackinac sunrises just keep on getting better and better!  (Photo: Clark Bloswick)

And  those Mackinac sunrises just keep on getting better and better! (Photo: Clark Bloswick)

So . . . I’m not planning to post again until I’m on the island (no Thursday blog this week).  If we’re Facebook friends, you can follow along on Sunday as we make the trip from the Daytona Beach airport to the Traverse City airport – with stops in Atlanta and Detroit.  If things go as planned, we’ll be on Mackinac around 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  Can you believe we’ll be arriving on my birthday?  Could I girl ask for a better gift?!!

Hop on board with us Sunday, and we’ll all go to Mackinac! 

A huge thank you to John Rice for the header photo – a sailor’s eye view (from the freighter Roger Blough) of Mackinac Island after dark. Here’s another one!

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God bless.

30 thoughts on “WooHoo – One Week to Go! 5/31/15

  1. Just ask me to stay behind…NO WAY!! I’m going to Stonecliffe with you even if it’s only on this blog!! Can’t wait to hear all about it and feel sorry for ourself for not staying there. Have a safe trip! 🙂

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    • Not this time, Doris. We’re be flying, and they’re staying with Lilly, our wonderful pet sitter, in her home. They love her!

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  2. Am so excited for you and can’t wait to hear all about Stonecliff and the rest of island life! What a fantastic birthday gift. Travel safe.

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  3. What a wonderful birthday present! I know you will have a wonderful time. Safe travels. It is going to be so nice to see your posts and photos about out beautiful Mackinac Island. I am sure it has missed you. When you get off the boat I am sure that the Island will say “Well, hello, old friend. I have missed you.”

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  4. So excited you are going to be able to get to the magical place we call Mackinac Island. I can’t imagine how excited you will be to step off that boat. Safe travels and enjoy. I can’t wait to read your posts and see pictures.

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  5. I really like the John Rice photo in the blog. I just checked out Stonecliffe’s website. Very pretty. The weddings look beautiful! I’ll be the person next week “liking” every photo you post on Facebook.

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  6. Thank Molly McGreevey for me for her beatiful pictures, and let her know I hope she’s feeling better every day. That Clark Bloswick absolutely blows me away with his pictures, and this one is one of his finest. Hoping for an uneventful trip, lovely weather, and energy enough to last! You will have such a wonderful visit, I just know it. Enjoy it for all of us, please!

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  7. We stayed at Stonecliffe last year…only place we’d stay on the island! It’s like coming home. Make sure you take the trail west for the lookout point of the bridge…amazing! We’re going again 6/12 thru 6/14, and can’t wait!

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  8. Have a great trip! No doubt you will enjoy the island, no matter the weather, lilacs, … We are going Aug 9 and I’m already counting the days!

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  9. God bless for safe travels and a Very Happy Birthday …..
    Lilacs Blooming up by surrey hill of course and the big old one down in
    the harbor btw. The gourgous Lady Liberty and the wash rooms..
    Everything else is waiting on you…
    There aren’t words for the tulips!!!Just massive:))

    Allen treated me to a 2 1/2 hour pre anniversary carriage ride.
    It was probaley one of the best besides sweet Molly McGreevy ride!!
    He asked did I want to do something like the Grand for dinner
    and I oppted for the carriage ride and a great dinner at Seabiscut.
    Since this year we’ll be at home for the first time in years..
    Your weather should be beatiful, except for a little bit of rain?
    Enjoy, enjoy, dear friend drink all of the lovelyness in that you can!!
    Can’t wait to see your take on Stonecliff…

    Blessings

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