How much more could we pack into the last few days!
And whatever happened to the end-of-season-slow-down?
Hasn’t happened. Shows no sign of happening!
What can I say except settle back with your coffee or your lunch or your afternoon cup of tea, ’cause we’ve got a lot to talk about!
I had no plans at all to leave the condo on Saturday. I was thinking, “book, blanket, fireplace, one dog in lap and one at my feet, a little nap . . . .”. Anyway, you get my drift.
It was all working out just like that until I remembered I wanted to attend the very first Annual Fall Fashion Show that was going to be the ending event for Great Turtle Shopping Week. It didn’t start until 5:00 so I still got in some reading and napping, and then I bundled up and walked downtown.
The show was a great success, and proceeds went to the Close Up Foundation, which will allow Mackinac Island Public School students to travel to Washington, D.C. in the spring. I’m hoping this was the first of many more events like this to come. Maybe there will be one in the spring to kick off next season!
Sunday was supposed to be chilly and cloudy, but the sun warmed everything up nicely, and by the time we were out of church, the clouds were gone and it was a beautiful day!
After church, a group of us girls walked up to the Grand to try and catch the end of a vintage jewelry display. We were a little too late for that, but we really had fun showing one of our group (she was from Canada and had never been inside the Grand) what she’d been missing!
We used the stairs instead of the elevator and rushed through each floor (two ladies in the group had to catch an early ferry), stopping to peek in rooms that were being cleaned – including the Presidential Suite! Finally we reached the cupola . . .
Monday was my last day working at the Stuart House this season. I so enjoy doing that. Not only do I get to talk about my wonderful Mackinac to visitors, but I get to meet nice people from all over the world.
Ted walked down to the post office with Bear and Maddie while I was working and then brought them to the museum. They arrived just after Frankie came in with Hershey, Bear’s best bud.
Just past the Grand I met a couple (Gary and Sue) coming down the hill who called out, “Are you Bree?” We chatted a few minutes, and for some stupid reason I didn’t get their photo. I was giving myself a “talking-to” about forgetting to take a pic, when two gentlemen coming toward me with two Shelties called out, “Aren’t you Bree?”
Jill told me this afternoon there had been two other blog fans in during the day. WOW! Everyone must have wanted to come at once to see all the fall color – we should have had a blog party!
I think that about covers the weekend! Lots of good stuff coming up in the next three weeks that I’ll let you in on in a few days. Enjoy the rest of the week, and I’ll see you back here on Friday!