We have a Mystery Spot winner! She is Kirsten Reece, an Elementary Education student at the University of Michigan! Please see end of this post for the answer to this week’s Mystery Spot!
Last night we had a Girl’s Night Out at the Harbor View Restaurant in the Chippewa Hotel for friend Jane Winston, who’ll be going back home to Georgia on Wednesday. There were around 20 ladies there – we ate good food, chattered so loudly that diners around us probably wished we’d quieten down a bit, and laughed like 10-year-olds at a spend-the-night party. We ranged in age from one lady’s daughter, who was in her twenty’s, to the “not getting older – just getting better” crowd. It was so much fun, but we will miss Jane – safe travels to you, my friend.
Today has been beautiful. We headed over to the Fort Mackinac for lunch – there’s just no better place on the Island for views!
Beautiful Places and Hidden Spaces
It seems like weeks and weeks since I’ve just gone out with my camera with no particular goal in mind. I did that today after leaving the Fort. Ted was going back to the condo, and Blake planned to spend the afternoon at the Grand Hotel pool, so I threw my camera in my bike basket and went out trolling for photos. In the back of my mind I was thinking about doing something on little hidden spaces on the Island, and I found a few of those (including the Mystery Spot!).
I rode on into town and dropped off our condo key with Jill at the Island Bookstore. She’s going to look after Maddie and Bear tomorrow so we can go off-Island and show Blake a few of the water-front towns nearby – probably Charlevoix and Harbor Springs. Ted hasn’t been to either of those either, and I’m thinking we’ll have lunch at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant, which is right on the water and where Frankie and I ate the day we went to Charlevoix to see the mushroom houses. If my memory is right, we can also watch the car ferry that goes to Beaver Island in Lake Michigan load from the outside patio at Stafford’s. Great food too!
Readers’ Mackinac Island Photographs
Please don’t forget to send me your best 1-2 photos of your Mackinac Island vacations (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once again, I’m running low! Just email them to me as attachments, give a little of the history of the shot, and don’t forget to tell me where you’re from! I love this feature!
Mystery Spot Contest
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 email@example.com. 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 (you may have to refresh your page for this to show up). 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 . . . .
Again, please email your answers to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER IN THE “COMMENTS” SECTION OF THE BLOG. Remember, I’ll post the winner at the top of this blog as soon as someone gives the correct answer.
Update on Charlie/Frog: We thought Charlie was going to get by without further treatment after his surgery, but his oncologist has opted for a six-weeks regiment of chemo and radiation. He had his first treatment on Monday (he said radiation only takes a few minutes, then a couple of hours for chemo), and things went very well. Please pray he will continue to breeze through these treatments without unpleasant side effects and no further treatments will be necessary after this. And please pray ultimately for his complete healing.
That’s it for tonight! I’ll be back on Friday with whatever happens between now and then!
Mystery Spot Answer