The big news from Mackinac is one of my favorite four-letter words . . . . . . SNOW!
Over 8″ of the white stuff fell this week, and residents are happily off their bikes again and zipping everywhere on their snowmobiles!
cases (that’s 464 boxes) of Girl Scout cookies this year. Thank goodness the snow fell, and they can deliver all these by snowmobile!
So glad the islanders got a big snowfall, even if it did come late in the winter months. I don’t think there’s any way now there’s enough time for an ice bridge to form, so this will mark the first time in I don’t know how many years the island has had ferry service the entire winter. I may be wrong on that, but it seems as though last year there were maybe two weeks when the ferry couldn’t get through. Someone let me know if I got that wrong.
Here’s a date to put on your calendar as you’re thinking about future trips to Mackinac – the 2017 Lilac Festival is June 9-18,and here’s a link that will give you all the details: https://www.mackinacisland.org/mackinac-island-lilac-festival/
One last Mackinac note: Many of you have written me about what’s happening on the Mackinac Island News and Views Facebook page. If you go there, you will see a notice that the page has been archived. I haven’t been able to find out what’s going on, but I just can’t imagine the page will no longer be maintained. It’s a fountain of information about what goes on day to day on the island (not to mention the incredibly beautiful photographs that are posted), and there are literally thousands of followers who LOVE that page – including yours truly. Hope it’s back up soon!
FROM SUNSET INLET
That’s it for now. See you on Tuesday with a “throwback”!