Heading to town on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend was probably not the smartest move I’ve ever made. The sidewalks were teeming with people, the streets were full of carriages and horseback riders, and the shops were full of customers. That’s usually the kind of day I stay tucked up in our little nest at the top of the hill.
But, I’d been lazy all day, and around 3 o’clock I set off to town with a stop at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island as my destination (looking for something for the mantle).
I timed myself – and it took one-and-one-half hours to go from our condo to the bottom of Cadotte, a trip that usually takes 15 minutes. Stopping to talk with folks along the way takes up time, but is one of the charms of living here. By the way, I did make it to Little Luxuries. Didn’t find anything for the mantle, but found a great clock I’m thinking about for our bedroom dresser.
The Memorial Day blog on Monday will truly make you wish you were on the island right now. It’s going to be nothing but lilacs, lilacs, lilacs – every color, every variety I can find. So beautiful they will take your breath. Then on Tuesday you will get a taste of the Memorial Day celebrations here on the island (from the day before). After that – I’m thinking about doing maybe a two-day series on “The Side Streets of Mackinac Island”, which will take us to Friday. Hmmmm . . . whatever happened to that blogging schedule – gotta get back to that one day! See you on Monday with lovely lilacs!
“The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” . . . Robert Cushing