Hi Everyone! Sorry it’s taken me so long to post this, but I was off-island all day. After the blog was published last night, I received several correct answers and several more today.The first correct answer came from Tina Fiste of Midland, MI. The Mystery Spot is the cart trail up to a green in the Jewel Golf Course. It can easily be seen walking up Cadotte – right before you get to “Four Corners” and the horse barns.
Have we had a “Photos Only” post this season? I don’t think so!
So . . . I now declare this the First Official “Photos Only” post of the 2012 Mackinac Island Season (Whew! I’m glad I’m getting at least one in before the season is over)!
THIS . . .
Possibly my favorite Island road – from Point Lookout to Ft. Holmes. Especially glorious in the Fall.
Not a good day for kayaking. We watched from the boardwalk as one boat flipped, and its passenger hit the water. He clung to his kayak until his buddy arrived to help. All ok.
I learned something new about Sugar Loaf! This opening is called “the Keyhole”. It’s a shallow cave (about 8′ deep) and has two flumes that ventilate at the top. Climbing up to check all this out is prohibited.
My friend Mcgyver, getting a little buggy-pulling exercise. I was walking up the hill, turned around when I heard clip-clops, and there he was!
The Mackinac Island recycling dray. Recycling day is once every two weeks. As each resident or business recycling container is picked up, it’s sorted on board the dray, then returned for use the next time. All heavy cardboard, including boxes, must be flattened and tied together in bundles. Same with magazines and newspapers.
I left my bike parked at the Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast the other night when I rode a taxi to a party with other ladies from downtown. When I picked it up the next day on my way to work, I caught the Cloghaun “mascot” Maggie on the steps going up the the porch. She was keeping a little girl who was staying there with her parents company.
Happy flowers at the Cloghaun B & B.
THAT . . .
A particularly nasty summer storm a couple of weeks ago brought down limbs and a few trees in the middle of the night. The Market Street side of Market and Cadotte was blocked most of the morning as tree cutters worked to remove huge limbs that had fallen – and others threatening to fall. One house had some roof damage that was quickly repaired.
On Cadotte, a house can barely be seen through all the downed limbs, but there was no damage to the home.
Like magic, wood chippers appeared, and by afternoon all evidence of the storm had vanished. Amazing!
Georgia visitors on the Island! We’ve known Don and Nancy for years, and they were on Mackinac Wednesday with a tour group from Carrollton, GA. We met them at the Grand Hotel (after they enjoyed the Grand Lunch Buffet) and rode with them on a two-hour private tour of the Island
I love, love, love seeing the Island through the eyes of a first-time visitor! I think the phrase I heard most from Nancy was, “Oh my goodness, look at that!”
AND THE OTHER . . .
We have NO WINNER for the Mystery Spot this week. I am totally mystified – ’cause it was an easy one – well, at least to me it was. You know what? I’m not going to reveal the answer. Next Wednesday I’ll post it again – but from a different angle. Bet you get it then! Between now and then, if the answer dawns on you, go ahead and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I’m off to the groomers with Bear tomorrow, which means spending a few hours off-island in Cheboygan’s WalMart. It’s funny how when we’re home in Georgia, a trip to the local WalMart is no big deal (something I’d rather skip, as a matter of fact). Up here though, you’d think I was heading to Bloomingdale’s in New York City by how excited I get. I guess it’s all relative!
Have a great weekend! God bless.