We have a winner for the Mystery Spot Contest! She’s Fran Wenhold from Tallahassee, Florida. Wow, Fran, that’s quite a ways from Michigan! Please see the end of this post for the answer.
It’s September. How can that possibly be? We left Georgia over 16 weeks ago, and 8 or 9 weeks from now, we’ll be heading back. They say as you grow older, time goes faster, and I’m beginning to believe that. At least our time on the Island certainly does. So much has happened away from the Island while we’ve been gone. The biggest news is our daughter, her husband, and our grandchildren have moved from Arkansas back to Florida. What a blessing that is! For the first time since our grandchildren were born, we’ll be able to see them a lot more often. Suddenly, watching Jordan’s dance recitals and Matthew’s ballgames isn’t out of the question anymore. We have so much to look forward to when we return home. But that’s still a ways off . . . and I confess to not being ready to leave just yet. Fall on Mackinac Island just may be my favorite season here.
We’re beginning to feel a little nip in the air – especially in the evening. Windows that have been open all summer sometime require closing in the middle of the night. My fleece vest has been dusted off and worn a couple of times – early in the morning, or on trips up the hill after dark. The days are still warm and wonderful, but the change is coming. You can just feel it.
I think I’m going to continue with my Random Photo Day on Fridays for a while. Everyone seemed to enjoy it last week, and I love using the pics I can’t find another spot for. So, here’s the batch for this week!
That’s my kaleidoscope of random shots for this week. I’m not going to post this weekend, but I’m definitely going to be working on the blog. I got my permissions today to publish the Soo Locks story, so for the next day or two, I will be writing that story and selecting the best photos. On Monday, I’ll be taking you on a tour of a real freighter – the inside story! And then on Tuesday – the Soo Locks as very few have seen them. I’m so excited you’ll get to see everything Ted, Barb, and I did – thanks to Jim Deemer, an electrician for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who conducted our tour and gave us the inside “scoop”!
See you Monday!
P.S. As I was finishing this post, I heard the sound of a vehicle going by Living in the Village as we do, where there are a couple of elderly residents with health problems, we probably see or hear that emergency vehicle more than most do on the island. The sound of an “engine” always pulls me out of my chair like a magnet, to peek through blinds or walk out on the deck to see what’s happening. It’s usually the ambulance going further up into the Village, lights on and flashing. Tonight though, it was a firetruck passing by on the road below us. The lights were flashing, but they moved on out of sight, and I never saw any other vehicles following them. I wonder if they’re testing the new truck. When I opened the door to look out, the wind was blowing and the air was damp and cool. A change is definitely coming.
- Don’t forget to email your answer to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not answer in the comment section.
- MYSTERY SPOT ANSWER