Personal Note: Loved going back and reading this blog and seeing all the photos. So many friends are in this one, including sweet Chris Ann, who we lost a few years later. I wrote it a couple of days after we arrived on the island for the season in May, 2011.
First Published May 20,2011
“The sun always shines on Mackinac Island” is a local saying those of us who love this place use a lot. Even when it’s cold or raining, and even when the wind is howling around the corners of the buildings downtown, some of us Pollyannas are still looking up – fully expecting the sun to peek through at any minute. To us, it doesn’t really matter what Mother Nature sends – just being on Mackinac makes the sun come out – even if it only shows itself in the smiles on our faces.
By the time I publish this, we will have been on the island approximately 70 hours. We arrived in sunshine, with temps in the 50’s, but the rest of the week has been pretty wet and pretty chilly. Here’s a look at what the week’s been like since our arrival . . .
Monday (noon-ish): After 4 1/2 hours on the road (which included lunch at Ted’s favorite chain restaurant, Big Boy’s (this is a childhood memory thing for him, left over from visits when he lived in Ft. Thomas, KY), we turned into the Shepler’s Ferry docks. We had some business to take care of before we could board the next boat (parking and season passes), so we unloaded Maddie and Bear and headed for the main office.