Good Monday morning! I am happy to report that this blog post is being produced on my brand spanking-new Acer laptop. I have had it now for 6 days, and (so far), it is still working! I bet you can see my smile from where you are sitting!
I don’t have a lot to report today, but I will give you what I’ve got.
Horn’s Bar and the Seabiscuit Cafe opened this past week. Little Luxuries, one of my favorite shops on the island, is opening April 29. I can’t wait to see what goodies Nicole will have stocked this year!
I heard from several islanders that they awoke to snow flurries again one morning last week. Mother Nature continues to act like a cranky old lady who can’t make up her mind what she wants to do. Ted and I are looking forward to getting to the island so we can experience first-hand whatever is happening each day and then report it to all you Mackinac Island fans.
And speaking of snowing – my island friend Leanne, who is the director of the Mac Island Recreation Department reported on Saturday, “It’s snowing! Hair that is! The ponies are shedding and shedding and shedding. You can see where they roll in the turn-out by the blanket of hair they leave! I come home with my own new coat of hair every time I groom them. Thankfully, it’s not the horse hair I’m allergic to. A beautiful sunny day on Mackinac!”
Everyone has been wondering what was going into the building where 3 Brothers Sarducci has sold pizza for many years. The building has been renovated over the winter, and according to Facebook, a new pizza parlor – Island Slice – is opening soon. Can’t wait to check it out!
The Mackinac Island Fire Department has been busy this month conducting fire drills. This is an all-volunteer department, and every able-bodied man on the island is a firefighter. Several members of the department will travel to Indianapolis this week to attend a FDIC training conference. The members will bring back what they learn and share it with the rest of the department.
I’ll close today with a photograph my friend Jill took last June on the island. It shows a horse-drawn wagon filled with beautiful hanging baskets, which were being hung from every lamp post on the island. Beautiful!
See you back here next Monday, and by then we will be only three weeks away from the trip north! God bless.