Header: Private carriages get a rest after a busy day
Friday morning Meredith (she and her husband Craig have been great friends and neighbors ever since we first started renting during the summers at Grandview Condos) had offered to let me try out her recumbent bike. She rode Craig’s, and after some instructions on how to get on and off, where the brakes were, how to steer, etc. we took a ride into the Annex.
P.S. During Covid I stopped dyeing my hair, and it’s longer than it’s been in years . The grey will definitely stay, but I threathen to “go back short” every single day. Time will tell, but I wanted to mention it because if you haven’t seen a pic of me in three years, you were probably wondering “who the heck is that”?!
If I was going to be on the island year-round, this would be a no-brainer for me. It gives me mobility everywhere (almost) I could ride a bike. But would I use it in Florida in the heat? Probably not. Something to think about!
On Friday evening I tucked my phone into my back pocket (if I’d known I was going to start writing again this summer I would have brought my good camera to the island) and headed out to try and capture a few shots in that quiet hour or two just after dinner, but just before sunset. It’s always been my favorite time of day on Mackinac. The hurly burly of a summer day has already peaked, and you can almost feel the island settling in for the night – and breathing out a sigh of relief. I’ve never, ever left the condo at that particular time of day without finding a little Mackinac magic around one corner or another . . .
A Special Mackinac Moment
There were several weddings on Mackinac Island on Saturday, but one very special one for our neighbors Meredith and Craig. Wedding couple Adrienne and Nate are close friends of theirs, but because of some health issues Meredith and Craig had decided it would be better if they didn’t attend the wedding.
Adrienne promised that she and Nate would ride by the condos in the wedding carriage to wave to them, and they gave an approxiate time they’d be coming by. But a little more happened than that . . . .
This was such fun to watch (we tried to be as inobtrusive as possible from the second floor balcony). Loved that these two young people took time out of their very special day to connect with these friends. Congratulations, Adrienne and Nate Bulliard!