Hope you’re all stocked up on goodies for all the little munchkins who’ll come trick-or-treating tonight! We stocked up a week ago ourselves, even though Ted knows very well not to do that. Brenda-the-grown-up-munchkin figures if chocolate is in the house, it’s meant to be eaten – so we had to stock up again yesterday. Ted hid it this time – the old scrooge!
I want to catch you up on the Somewhere in Time photos tonight, and since it’s Halloween it’s also the perfect time to show you a few costumes from this weekend’s downtown parties.
I apologize in advance for having so few photos of Somewhere in Time this year. I rushed into the Grand at 5:30 Saturday afternoon on my way downtown to the costume party. I’d been snapping pics for five minutes before I realized that everyone in the hotel was DRESSED UP – not just for Somewhere in Time, but for a cocktail reception planned for hotel guests (I wondered why I was getting so many strange looks). I was the only – the ONLY – person in the Grand in blue jeans, sweater, and loafers. Good grief, get me out of here! So – not many pics.
I knew I would forget names here, but the sweet lady on the left recognized me and came over to say hello and introduce me to her friends. We had met a couple of years ago in the Fort Cemetery at the Memorial Day ceremony, and she’d been reading Bree’s Blog ever since. So good to see you again!
Love, love, love the hats! Two beautifully dressed Victorian ladies!
I think I photograph this lady every year. She is always so elegantly dressed, and her hats are to die for.
Sweet couple taking a little rest from all the festivities.
It was here that I made the discovery about how I should have been dressed. As I dashed out the door, I saw Robin Dorman, Executive Director of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation, and asked him to pose. Then I was out of there!
It’s hard to make the transition from Somewhere in Time elegance and gentility at the Grand Hotel to costume party in the Pink Pony, but work with me here.
We were sitting in the corner of the Pink Pony by the front window. I held the camera up over my head, pointed it downward, and clicked. This gives you a small glimpse of how many people were packed in there.
From the town of Bedrock . . . Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Pebbles, and Bamm Bamm!
A server with two heads . . . wonder if you were supposed to tip both of them?!
The Pink Pony staff were all dressed in Prohibition era costumes. This is beautiful Erin with Ted.
Justin – one of our favorite bartenders and a Detroit Tiger fan.
A bunch of Super Heroes . . .
. . . and Batman!
Little Bo Peep kept losing her sheep . . . but looks like they’ve all come home.
King Kong? Gorilla in the Mist? Jason?
Don’t know who this is supposed to be, but she sure is pretty!
Three of the Seven Dwarfs – never saw Snow White.
People spilled out of the Pony into the lobby of the Chippewa Hotel. It was packed everywhere that night!
I. Have. No. Clue.
Myk Rise, a regular entertainer at the Pony during the summer, closed out the evening with some good tunes.
I can’t believe I’m about to write this next sentence. See you back here tomorrow for the last post of this season.