Snow on the Island! Finally! It fell overnight this weekend and covered the streets and the grass. And lucky us – my friend Denise and her husband Mike (both with Carriage Tours), were on the island and captured it all! Even though it’s all melted now, Denise covered all the fun while it lasted!
The south end of Cadotte. Snow is falling, adding atmosphere to the merry decorations along the fence that stretches all the way to Chambers Corner.
A festive wreath hangs on a streetlight. I love that on the Island even sawhorses are decorated with Christmas lights!
A beautiful angel "Harks the Herald" from this porch.
This is in the open space between Market Street and the first house on the right going up Cadotte Ave. The snow hasn't accumulated yet.
Santa looks all relaxed in his recliner! I guess on Christmas Eve morning he'll hop on that lighted bike and scurry up to the North Pole.
The Geranium Cottage on Market Street - always beautiful, but never more so than at Christmas.
Heavier snow now - on Main Street at the Iroquois Hotel. Even though the Iroquois is closed for the winter, the McIntyres have it beautifully decorated.
A quiet Main Street - through the snow.
Daybreak on Sunday morning - people awoke to a snow-covered island.
Looking west down Market Street toward Lake Huron. Even with the clouds, the Island looks beautiful covered in white.
I love the potted Christmas Tree beside the Mackinac Island Medical Center sign.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree . . .
The Manger scene at the head of the Arnold Dock.
Denise found the one taxi operating during the winter, and one of its horses was REAL interested in what she had in her backpack!
They said hello to our friend George Wellington, the winter taxi driver. I love George!
The Arnold Ferry freight boat - the mighty Huron - complete with Christmas Tree on the forward deck.
A great shot of town.
If anyone is planning to be on Mackinac Island over New Year’s Eve, the following link can give you all the great restaurants that will open to serve you during that holiday – it even has the menus! http://mackinacisland.blogspot.com/2011/12/patrick-sinclairs-irish-pub-opens-for.html#!/2011/12/patrick-sinclairs-irish-pub-opens-for.html
I know there’s a lot of interest out there about why the mackinaclive.com webcam site is for sale. I’ve really tried to get some info on that and will continue to try. Since I’ve converted from Windows to the Linux operating system, I’ve been unable to access some streaming video sites, and mackinaclive.com is one of them. I’m using the Chippewa Hotel site, which now has a webcam pointed toward Main Street (http://www.chippewahotel.com/web-cam.cfm) and the Horn’s Bar site (http://www.hornsbar.com/webcamframeset.htm). Neither of those are live streaming, but you can see what’s happening on the streets in fairly real time.
That’s all I have for tonight, but if you have time on Friday, come on back here for a special Christmas edition of Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog. Until then – happy shopping, wrapping and caroling. God bless.
A beautiful photo taken of a sunrise this week by the Mission Point Resort folks. The gazebo illuminated by the sun is one of the most-used spots on the Island for summer weddings.