Mackinac Island Winter Update 3/10/2013

Hi everyone!

News from the Island has been a little slow this week, and snow pictures may be soon turning into slush pictures.  I’ve heard from a couple of Islanders that temps are hovering right around freezing, so sometimes it’s rain falling instead of that pretty white stuff.  If it rains much at all (and temps don’t fall and turn it all into ice), that wonderful snow is going to be gone soon.  But you know what?  It’s close to the middle of March!  Can Spring be far behind?

News item:  I reported a few weeks ago that there would be no deadline for Island residents to purchase their Resident Ferry Passes.  I think I need to re-address that and say it would probably be a good idea to contact your ferry line for Resident Pass deadline information.  I’m hearing now there may be an April 1 deadline.

A Few Photos

Friend Tim Leeper rode his bicycle out on the ice this past week (gulp) and posted this photo.

Friend Tim Leeper rode his bicycle out on the ice this past week (gulp) and posted this photo.

An awesome photo by Mary McGuire of the Mackinac Island Marina.

An awesome photo by Mary McGuire of the Mackinac Island Marina.

Not an Island photo, but very Island related.  The Mackinac Island Horseman Association was in attendance this weekend in Lansing at the Michigan State University's Horse Expo.  Jill took this photo, showing Cowboy Bob (who appears each year at the Island's Festival of the Horse, and Frankie Thill, working as a volunteer.

Not an Island photo, but very Island related. The Mackinac Island Horseman Association was in attendance this weekend in Lansing at the Michigan State University’s Horse Expo. Jill volunteered there and took this photo, showing Cowboy Bob (who appears each year at the Island’s Festival of the Horse, and friend Frankie Thill (in pink), working as a volunteer.

Still plenty of snow on the Arch Rock Bicycle Trail. (Photo: Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau)

Still plenty of snow on the Arch Rock Bicycle Trail. (Photo: Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau)

These last two are from Robert McGreevy who seems to catch the sun at its most beautiful practically every day.

From Robert McGreevy, who seems to catch the sun at its most beautiful practically every day.

Just for fun, here’s a couple of past photos to get your mind thinking toward the Island changing from a landscape of white and grey into a kaleidoscope of colors!

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See you back here next Sunday!  Have a wonderful week, and God bless.

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14 thoughts on “Mackinac Island Winter Update 3/10/2013

  1. Especially fond of the piles of ice and the marina photos (shoot, all of the photos!). I remember huge piles of ice slabs on the beach in the spring. Speaking of spring, how many weeks do you have left in Georgia? It’s almost count-down time!

  2. As much as I love the pictures of the island in the snow, I am so ready for Spring. My favorite season, can’t wait!

  3. My favorite is of the horse waiting at the Grand. He’s either smelling the flowers, or, more than likely, having a quick snack. Thanks for the update and pictures.

  4. Brenda,

    The winter pictures are beautiful, but I really hope it will be like the last three pictures when we visit the Island in June.

  5. Can’t wait until Spring. Love the picture of the horse smelling/eating the flowers. Hope you are feeling better Lowell!

    • I am feeling better. Thank you for asking. I was very surprised that I was taken down so much. Maybe I can chalk it up to old age.

  6. I suppose you’ve got all kinds of things in bloom at the rivah. We’re just glad to get rid of our piles of snow in KC. So looking forward to our June Island visit.

  7. Quick question? How many finished the book Heart of Ice? I started it last Monday and finished it last Thursday. That was a great book I just couldn’t put down! Superior references to all of our favorite places on the island. It was an excellent read.

  8. I just purchased Heart of Ice and plan to get to it this week-end. Love the picture of the bike on ice – interesting! We have had rain on and off for the past 3 days and our snow banks are finally dwindling. In southern Wisconsin, we are hoping for spring too! We are heading to Charlston in mid-April. Any suggestions of things we should not miss?

  9. Jason,
    I finished the book and gave it to my daughter who read it in 24 hours. We both agreed it was an easy read and kept us wanting to read more. Was surprised by the ending. Hmmm, several options that could happen. Am passing it on to my husband and then some friends who are waiting patiently.
    Barbara in Tennessee

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