Part II – All Roads Lead to YOUR Town 2/28/16

I LOVE it!

Since Thursday night’s post I’ve received 13 more photographs from readers celebrating where they live, which left me with 33 towns to post.  Instead of having tonight’s blog go on and on, I’m posting 18 tonight, and the remaining 15 on Tuesday, March 1.  If there’s anyone else who wants to get in on this, please send me your photos before noon on Tuesday, March 1.

I also love that – based on towns discussed – several readers have discovered personal connections with other readers.  It really is a small, small world we occupy, isn’t it!?

All righty-then!  Hop in your cars and trucks – or on your motorbikes – and let’s continue on our road trip!

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Peggy calls Roscommon MI home.  She snapped this photo of the CCC Museum there, after a fun-filled day of snowshoeing.

Sue resides in Saginaw MI, and this is Apple Mountain, a popular golf and ski resort nearby. The golf course used to be an apple orchard, thus the apple stand in the middle!

Sue resides in Saginaw MI, and this is Apple Mountain, a popular golf and ski resort nearby. The golf course used to be an apple orchard, thus the apple stand in the middle!

Sheryl lives in the Straits area of Michigan.

Sheryl lives in the Straits area of Michigan, very near the Mackinac Bridge!

Traci is from Tennessee - Pulaski to be exact. She captured this wonderful photo early one morning on their farm. Ahhhh . . . peace.

Traci is from Tennessee – Pulaski to be exact. She captured this wonderful photo early one morning on their farm. (It looks a little warmer in Tennessee than in those first three photos, doesn’t it?)

Mary M. lives on Saginaw Bay in Linwood MI. This is her view of the sun rising off her second floor deck. Wow!

Mary M. lives on Saginaw Bay in Linwood MI. This is her sun rise view off her second floor deck. Wow!

Tracey has lived in Rochester MN since 1995. Rochester is Minnesota's 3rd largest city. The tall buildings in this photo are part of the downtown campus of the Mayo Clinic.

Tracey has lived in Rochester MN since 1995. Rochester is Minnesota’s 3rd largest city. The tall buildings in this photo are part of the downtown campus of the Mayo Clinic.

This beautiful spot - Lakeside MI on the south end of Lake Michigan.

This beautiful spot – Lakeside MI on the south end of Lake Michigan – is the place Susan S. calls home.

Sue S. captured this scene from her front yard in southwest Michigan.

Sue S. captured this scene from her front yard in southwest Michigan.

Pam's backyard in Livonia MI is home to this gorgeous flower garden. She shared that it used to be her husband's fish pond.

Pam’s backyard in Livonia MI is home to this gorgeous flower garden. She shared that it used to be her husband’s fish pond.

I had to smile when another reader from Albany GA sent in a photo of Radium Springs!

I had to smile when another reader from Albany GA sent in a photo of Radium Springs!  Mary Ann is a retired teacher from Westover High School, where our Julie went to school.  Mary Ann met her husband at the Springs in 1963, and they’ve been married 52 years this June.  Her husband, a retired builder, was one of the contractors that worked to restore Radium Springs after the Flood of 1994. Swimming is no longer permitted there, but Radium remains one of the most beautiful spots in Albany.  Thanks for the memories, Mary Ann!

Pat lives in Vernon MI - a small, quiet town in the middle of the state. Another downtown area that reminds me of Sylvester GA.

Pat lives in Vernon MI – a small, quiet town in the middle of the state. Another downtown area that reminds me of Sylvester GA.

And here's another one - Zeeland MI, where Melody lives!

Zeeland MI, where Melody lives!

Neil lives in Benson IL, population 100. Benson is another town where grain elevators highlight the center of town. Neil and his family visit Stonecliffe on Mackinac every summer.

Neil lives in Benson IL, population 400. Benson is another Illinois town (like Hilde’s Minooka) where grain elevators highlight the center of town. Neil and his family visit The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac every summer.

Missy snapped this shot out of her kitchen window one winter night in November. She lives in Leo IN.

Missy snapped this shot out her kitchen window one winter night in November. She lives in Leo IN.

Buttons resides in Tacoma WA, and - of course - that's Mt. Rainier overlooking her city. Talk about a view! Sweet Buttons offered to show Ted and I Seattle if we were flying into that city for our Alaska trip (alas, we're not). She also told me there is a small town near Tacoma named "Sumner"!

Buttons resides in Tacoma WA, and that’s Mt. Rainier overlooking her city. Talk about a view! Sweet Buttons offered to show Ted and I around Seattle if we were flying into that city for our Alaska trip (alas, we’re not).  She also shared that there is a small town near Tacoma named “Sumner”!  Hmmmm . . .

Sarah is from Richland MI, and she snapped this photo last week during the big winter storm.

Sarah is from Richland MI, and she snapped this photo last week during the big winter storm.

Lowell and Faye's yard during a recent fall. They call Olivet MI home, and I'm proud to say I've visited them there and enjoyed a meal cooked by Lowell's own hands!

Lowell and Faye’s yard during a recent fall. They call Olivet MI home, and I’m proud to say Jill and I have visited them there and enjoyed a meal cooked by Lowell’s own hands!

Gail is from Legend Lake in NE Wisconsin. Those clouds are beautiful!

Gail is from Legend Lake in NE Wisconsin. Those clouds are beautiful by themselves, but reflected in the lake – oh my!

I mean seriously folks – y’all come from incredibly beautiful towns and cities!

OK – last chance to get YOUR town featured.  Email the photo (only one please, with a caption) to brendasumnerhorton@hotmail.com by noon on Tuesday, March 1.  The last installment will be published that night – even if I get another 50 photos.  And I hope I do!

See you back here on Tuesday!

God bless.

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15 thoughts on “Part II – All Roads Lead to YOUR Town 2/28/16

  1. Brenda — I LOVE seeing where all of your readers are from, and to think that we all have a common love of Mackinac is amazing. Thank you, for connecting us all and for making Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog more than an average blog. I know I speak for many of us in saying BRAVO!!!

  2. Surely there is somewhere where we can nominate you for “Blog of the Year”!! Yes, I know it’s a Mackinac Island blog, but what fun to see other parts of our country from your readers that share a common love. From the snow pictures to the sunrise/sunset pictures, from downtowns to backyard gardens, each one is a stunner!

    (I recognized Radium Springs immediately. Hey Mary Ann…I’m in Thomasville!)

  3. This was such a cool idea Brenda! What fun to see all of the beautiful places during different times of the season. LOVE it! 🙂

  4. Brenda,

    I really appreciate the pictures. They are all so good. I often say of my pictures that if it’s a good one, it was definitely an accident. That’s sure not the case with the pictures you’ve posted.

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