Posted by: bree1972 | July 10, 2012
Happy Anniversary to the Lady on the Hill 7/10/2012
WE HAVE A MYSTERY SPOT WINNER! Wow – we had a TON of correct answers, but the very first one was Ashley Felstow. See end of this blog for the answer.
The Grand Hotel is celebrating its 125th Anniversary today, June 10.
On June 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened its doors for the first time, and the hotel has offered high style and first-class elegance, grace and service ever since. One of the highlights of the celebration today was the serving of a 125-foot cake to guests on the porch.
The cake in pieces . . . . .
. . . and as it appeared tonight on the Grand Hotel porch for guests to enjoy. (Photo credit for these two photos: Grand Hotel)
Photos by Blog Readers
Lowell Greene – Olivet, MI
“Arch Rock Curio Shop – 1955″. Lowell worked at this shop 1955-56, and sold candy and pop. He once met the Princess of Thailand there and often saw then Governor G. Mennen Williams and his family ride horses past the shop, although Lowell said they never stopped. Lowell remembers they had Great Danes with them that were perfectly well-behaved and as big as the children’s ponies. In the fall of 1957, one of Lowell’s sisters was selected as a beauty queen of the Detroit Police Department, and Gov. Williams crowned her. That evening another sister took Lowell to meet the Governor, and when he saw Lowell, Gov. Williams said, “I know you! You work at Arch Rock!”
Moira Croghan – Mackinac Island, MI
“Private Omnibus” – Grand Hotel. Moira is a new neighbor of ours here at Surrey Ridge Condos.
Tom Wachowski – Arizona. Tom, playing with his son on the lawn at Mission Point Resort.
Personal Note: In the next week or so, I will be needing a new supply of reader photos. Please look through your vacation photos from Mackinac Island, and send me your best shot, so I can include it in a future blog. Everyone loves this feature, and I love sharing your memories of the Island Thanks!
A Different Light
Ted and I happened to be behind the fort earlier tonight – at a time we aren’t normally out and about – at least not on this part of the Island. A friend pointed out to me the beautiful way the light hits the white wall – only at this time of day.
As the sun’s rays bathed it one last time, the turret above the wood planks almost appeared to be glowing.
How quickly the shadows encroached, the white walls soon covered in the first shade of evening. I love the Island at this time of day.
Mystery Spot Contest
The object of the Mystery Spot is to be the first to identify where the object is located. When you think you have the answer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I’ll check my email several times a day, and as soon as we have a winner, I’ll post the winner’s name at the top of this blog so you can stop guessing (you may have to refresh your page for this to show up). Is there a prize for the winner? Yes there is; but the prize is secret, and the only ones who will know what it is are the winners. To be fair, I’m asking residents of Mackinac Island to please NOT guess. This is just for readers who don’t live here . . . but would like to! And the Mystery Spot is . . . .
Again, please email your answers to me at email@example.com. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER IN THE “COMMENTS” SECTION OF THE BLOG. Remember, I’ll post the winner at the top of this blog as soon as someone gives the correct answer.
Hoping you’re having a great week! See you back here on Friday!
MYSTERY SPOT ANSWER
The Mystery Spot is the distance sign at British Landing.