Nothing makes the island come alive to me as much as having company arrive. Even if they’ve been here before – as Charlie and Cathy have for three summers now – it always makes me see the island anew through their eyes. Even more wonderful this year is that Charlie, who has been limited for two summers by health issues, now has “wheels” and will be able to go almost anywhere we go this week. No more leaving Charlie at the condo reading – Charlie is MOBILE!
Our first outing together was Little Stone Church on Sunday morning. Patty, Cathy and I started walking down early while the guys stayed behind to help with the flat tire of another condo resident. We were about to the Grand Hotel stables when I turned around to see if they were anywhere close by and caught them coming over the hill.
After the service, we all gathered behind the church for coffee and pastries. I was determined to get a photo of our “gang”, and Jane Winston was happy to snap the photo, with the Governor’s Summer Residence and Fort Mackinac in the the background.
After snacks, we all headed downtown to the Yankee Rebel for lunch. We took up the whole sidewalk and part of the road!
When Mike was getting ready to leave Round Island, he was presented with a certificate stating he had toured the historic lighthouse. In the center of the certificate was a photograph of the lighthouse – taken by Mike last summer. The association had asked permission to use the photograph last year, but Mike had no idea why they wanted it. It was really a wonderful surprise when he saw his photograph on the certificate.
After lunch we ladies took a slow walk home and did a little shopping along the way. For a day that started off warm and humid, our walk home was comfortable and breezy. We kept expecting rain all day, but except for a few sprinkles, it never came. Another beautiful Sunday on the rock!
For any blog fans in town, I’m switching days with a friend and working on Monday at the Stuart House instead of my normal Tuesday. I’d love to meet you if happen to be on Market Street between 10 am and 2 pm.
See you tomorrow with some pics from last week’s Vintage Baseball Game!
NOTE: Please keep blog friend Lowell in your prayers Monday morning. He is having cataract surgery.