We have a winner on the Mystery Spot contest! She is Marianne Spina from Trenton, MI. Please see end of post for Mystery Spot answer.
I guess I need to add a “rule” that if you have won a Mystery Spot contest before, you won’t be eligible to win again. If you’ve won and want to continue to send in your answers, please do, but we’ll have a “new” winner each week. Also, please remember to only answer the question by email to me – not on the comment section. Thanks so much for playing!
Ted and I sometime get complacent about living on the island. So when visitors come, and we get out and do everything we haven’t done in a while, it reminds us how blessed we are to be on Mackinac during the summer season. Cathy and Charlie’s visits are always filled with activity, and I know I’ve talked about and shown you places you’ve seen before. But, for us, seeing them through someone else’s eyes is always rewarding.
Last Friday the four of us went up to Sunset Rock, which is near Stonecliffe Inn. Charlie was able to ride his scooter all the way up to the steps that lead up to the lookout, but didn't think he should try the climb. Even though he missed this view, he enjoyed the ride out there!
Sunset Rock is another of those places we don't get to often enough. It's definitely off the beaten path, but well worth the effort.
We rode most of the way to Sunset Rock on bikes, but when you reach a certain point, you have to walk the rest of the way. Please note that Cathy is now wearing a helmet!
As we made our way back to our bikes, we were lucky enough to watch a bride and her attendants walk across the lawn at Stonecliffe. We had passed the area where the wedding was being held - in a secluded little spot in the woods. We stopped and watched as this happy group laughed and chatted as they walked down to meet the rest of the wedding party.
We stopped in to have a beer and some popcorn at the bar of the Woods Restaurant . . .
. . . and we rode home through the Annex - another place Charlie hadn't visited.
After church on Sunday, we stopped for lunch in the Carriage House at the Hotel Iroquois. The view is always great there, and we had promised we would eat only a salad . . . .
. . . so we could have one of these for dessert. This is the "new" version of the Mackinac Puff. Instead of one huge puff, you get three small puffs. Each puff is filled with ice cream and the whole concoction is covered with the best chocolate fudge sauce you have ever - and I do mean EVER - had in your mouth. My absolute favorite dessert on the island - oh heck, it's my favorite dessert anywhere.
And yes, we each had one - nobody wanted to share.
Seeing visitors off is always sad, but I got two chuckles that morning. One was Charlie on his Red Ryder - loaded down with bags and his own personal chair - in case he should need one somewhere . . .
. . . and this great sign on a set of scales in the waiting area. I mean seriously - who would want to get on scales as they are leaving Mackinac Island???
A foggy photo from the morning Cathy and Charlie left. The freighter really looks eerie behind the breakwater.
Too soon, the ferry came, and we waved our goodbyes. We had so much fun, you guys! Love you, and see you next summer!
THE MYSTERY SPOT
The object of the Mystery Spot is to be the first to identify where the object is located. When you think you have the answer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I’ll check my email several times a day, and as soon as we have a winner, I’ll post the winner’s name at the top of this blog so you can stop guessing, AND I’ll post the full photo of the mystery spot at the bottom of the blog with the answer. Is there a prize for the winner – yes there is; but the prize is secret, and the only ones who will know what it is are the winners. To be fair, I’m asking residents of Mackinac Island to please NOT guess. This is just for readers who don’t live here . . . but would like to! And the Mystery Spot is . . . .
Where is it?
Well, it’s been a pretty darn busy week. I’ll post a pic or two on Saturday and Sunday, but that’ll be all until Monday. I’m about to have a panic attack tonight because I think my faithful camera is finally about to go to camera Heaven. I shot over 300 pics today at the Festival of the Horse, and maybe I can use 10 of them. I’ve been having problems with it for several weeks, but I kept thinking, “Maybe it’ll fix itself.” Today I think I got evidence that won’t be happening. I’ll be researching cameras over the weekend and hoping mine will hold together at least until I can find a replacement. Man, I hate giving up that little baby – she has sure served me well.
MYSTERY SPOT ANSWER
The Mystery Spot is the ceiling of lobby at Mission Point Resort. The massive logs come together at one point, forming the awesome center.