Note: It’s been a while since I posted to Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog, but I just wanted to touch base with those of you who didn’t follow the Horton clan down to Florida. We are finally settled into our new house, but Mackinac Island remains my heart’s home – and that will always be true. Just wanted to say I now have a brand NEW blog called To Be Clay, which will focus on our lives in Florida and our continued summer trips (and sometimes winter trips) to the island. There is just no way Mackinac could ever NOT be part of my life. I miss hearing from all of you Mackinac fans, so – since yesterday’s post was all about that magical place – I though I’d post it here on my Mackinac site also.
The format for this post is a little off-kilter because the new blog uses another theme, and I just cut and paste it into the old Mackinac blog. I’m trying to figure out how to fix that right now, but you can enjoy the photos in the meantime!
Enjoy, and if you ever want to virtually visit Florida, just click here: http://bree2015.wordpress.com.
So intent was I to write the first post of the new blog that I forgot completely some of you might be concerned whether our favorite island would still be considered part of my life.
Let me just answer that with a resounding YES! YES! And in case you didn’t get that . . . . YES!
Mackinac Island holds me like a warm glove (I’d better make that a cold glove right now), and as long as there is breath in this body and a word left in this brain, I can’t fathom writing without the pretty constant mention of that magical place. Ted and I are already planning our summer visit (six weeks in August-September), and if I could discover a way to turn grains of beach sand into dimes, I’d put together a trip before then.
So – for the worriers – I dedicate this entire post to our favorite place (and to be truthful, I needed my own Mackinac fix right about now)!
I love it when one of my readers goes to Mackinac and sends back photos! Yvonne Pitsch and her family travel to the island as often as possible, and one of Yvonne’s solo trips is usually the first week in January – this year was no exception. She shared the following three photos:
Just in the last few days the weather has really turned, and the island is slowing icing into its winter landscape. Lake Huron has begun to “steam” – the first sign there may be an ice bridge this year.
I’m going to close with a fantastic video shot by Jimmy Fisher, who owns Mackinac Wheels. Jimmy filmed this on his way to work the other morning (the bike shop isn’t open now, but he still goes in to get things ready for the season ahead). I’ve posted a couple of these in the past as folks travel by snowmobile down Grand Hill, but this one is from a totally different perspective. He starts out at the cemeteries, continues through the woods down Garrison Road behind the Boy Scout Barracks, down Mission Hill into the Mission District to Main Street, and then ends at Mackinac Wheels. So beautiful! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=880089545376942
Ok – tell the truth now. How many of you would LOVE to take that ride right now? Me! Me!
We’ve had a few very unseasonably cool/cold and wet days here in Florida, but that’s ok. The rainy/cool/cold days inevitably turn into warm and sunny days after a short time, and we trade our corduroy pants for shorts again. Florida does take some getting used to, but it’s beginning to grow on me!
And, just a few minutes ago . . . .
See you back here soon! God bless.