Walking to work Wednesday morning, I figured how many more nights we had left to spend on the island before heading back to Georgia. When I counted them up on my fingers, I was shocked to only come up with 25 – less than 4 weeks! I simply cannot believe how fast this summer has flown by. When we talk to folks at home and hear that it is still in the 90’s everyday, I just roll my eyes and hope that in the next 25 days, Fall at least begins to find its way south. If not, I plan to roll some of it up in my luggage and take it with me!
My Wednesday volunteer job at the Stuart House gets me out of the house earlier than on most mornings, and today I left even a little earlier than usual. I began shooting photos of ordinary things as I walked by the golf course, then down Turkey Hill to town. Here’s a sample:
Candy was waiting for me to take her place at the museum. She hurried off for a few minutes, then returned with boxes of candy treats. She told me that about 45 school children – kindergarten through 7th grade – would be visiting the museum around noon. They were walking down from the Mackinac Island Public School, with their teachers, to tour the building. Thank goodness Candy had arranged for Dale Gensman to take them through. Dale knows that museum like the back of his hand. He personally built all the historic building replicas and the models of the Mackinac Bridge and the Titanic that are housed in the museum.
It turned out to be another great day for blog buddies! A young mom and dad, Tina and Jeff from Ubly, Michigan – and their precious little boy Joel – dropped in to say hello. They had been vacationing in Mackinaw City for a few days and came to the island on a day trip. Tina has just started reading the blog, but she remembered that I work at the museum on Wednesdays.
You remember the couple I told you about yesterday who had come over while we were having coffee at the Carriage Museum? I knew I had his name wrong! It’s Dennis – not George! He and wife Rose stopped by the museum today, and I’m so glad they did so I could get his name right this time! They’re from Austin, Minnesota.
After work, I ran by the post office than slipped over to Main Street just to see if anything interesting was going on. It seems all I look for now are the changing leaves, but really – once they start turning, it’s just hard not to photograph them!
As I’ve been sitting here pasting photos into tonight’s blog post, my mind has been semi-focused on what I want to do with the days we have left on the Island, and I want to ask my readers for your help. Is there anything that you’d like me to write about or photograph that I haven’t already covered – or is there a subject you love so much, you’d like to see more of it? I want to make these last weeks really special, so whatever you want, let me know. If it’s possible (well, if it’s close to possible), I’ll try my best to get it done. Now don’t go asking me to hang upside down under the Mackinac Bridge and take a picture of the underside! But, hmmmm, if a ferry happens to be going out there under the bridge, I’d sure be glad to ride along. I could get the underside that way!
Let me know what you’re thinking. Let’s see what you come up with and just how far I’ll go to make you happy. I love a good challenge!
NOTE: Mary from the Grand was up much, much, much earlier than I was. She was on the docks at sunrise seeing off the West Bluff Friesians as they left the Island for the winter. Thanks to her for the header – it almost makes me want to get up that early . . . . almost!