There are no words to express how excited we are to be back on Mackinac Island. After the worst trip we’ve ever had TO the island, it’s as though fate said, “Ok, we’ll make your first hours back totally awesome so you’ll forget all the bad stuff that happened getting there.”
We arrived at Shepler’s dock around 1 p.m., which gave us 30 minutes to take care of picking up season tickets, taking care of seasonal parking and loading up suitcases, tote bags, and boxes.
When we arrived on the Island, a welcome committee of Jill, Loretta (who owns Martha’s Sweet Shop), Frankie and Hershey (not pictured), and blog readers Paul and Elaine were waiting to greet us! We rode over with Mary Dufina, and she joined in with the welcome group also! Loretta brought a bag of brownies and chocolate chip cookies to “tide us over” until dinner. What wonderful friends!
We spent the afternoon unpacking (about 1/3 of the way done), then walked downtown for dinner at – where else – the Pink Pony!
Ted and I are literally falling into bed three seconds after I post this. We are so tired from three days on the road, and can’t wait to be totally unpacked and settled in.
I’ll see you back here on Friday with news of our first week. Sadly, I have to report that my wonderful, wonderful camera finally bit the dust tonight. I dropped it as I was trying to do twelve things at once, and it landed on the open lens, which broke almost in half. It is a goner. Sometime in the next few days I will need to find a new camera, but will use Ted’s until then. That camera has been with me through four years of Bree’s Blogs. I am going to miss it so much.
Thanks so much for every prayer that you lifted up for safe travels. See you Friday, but you might want to check out the Dog-Eared Page before then for some doggie pics. Love to each and every one of you. God bless.