Monday, August 24, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Mackinac Island - A Perfect Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway - or to spend a leisurely day? I have a wonderful recommendation. Pack your comfortable shoes, your camera and be prepared to spend a day or weekend taking it all in.

Did I mention you have to take the ferry across as there are no vehicles allowed on the island? Yes, everyone who lives there does their shopping, etc. via boat. The ferries do allow visitors to take their bikes on the ferry, or there are bikes available to rent on the island.

My hubby and I rented a bicycle built for 2 (I always thought that was so romantic!) and rode round around the island - it's only an eight mile trip. (Let's just say that was probably the ONLY time he has been totally in charge - I spent the entire time staring at his back!)
Okay, that was an exaggeration!

There are so many beautiful homes, cottages, gardens, specialty shops, Ft. Mackinac, churches, rock formations, scenic views, the infamous Grand Hotel and many, many shops for the tourist - including some of the best home-made fudge around.

We were there in the summer and are planning on going back once the leaves start to change....I can't wait to get pictures since fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.

Please visit Mary at Little Red House for more lovely mosaics!


Anonymous said...

I thought that porch looked familiar. I have been to the island. The Grand Hotel is the most beautiful and has the most romantic story. Did you know about the movie mad there, and the story behind it. I don't remember the name. If you are interested I will look it up. I had to watch it when I got back from there.

Anonymous said...

The movie "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.

Millie said...

I have always wanted to visit the island. Your photos are beautiful.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Your photos are beautiful and the island sounds like a fun and interesting place to visit. Also, reading about the fudge is making my mouth water.

Caroline said...

I can't wait to see your fall photos! This is a lovely mosaic...makes me want to hang on to summer a bit longer...

Wildflowerhouse said...

The most beautiful island. What memories your mosaic brought. Sharon

My name is Riet said...

That is a lovely mosaic. Have a nice day

Linda K. said...

Mackinac Island brings back so many memories for us. Simple but beautiful mosaic! Thank you,

Carol said...

What a lovely place to visit! Your pictures are great!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful mosaic of interesting and beautiful photographs. The island sounds like a dream.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've never been there but I've heard wonderful things about it. Beautiful photos!


Christie Hines said...

The Mosaic is Beautiful...I would love to one day stay on that island. That's where my favorite movie, "Somewhere in Time" was filmed! It sounds like you and hubby had a dream vacation there. Thanks for sharing pics!

Debbie Pearson said...

Sounds like a wonderful little getaway spot!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

That looks like a wonderful place! It is definitely going on my list of places to visit.

Great mosaic!

Regina, DailyLiving said...

Nice shots. Great post!

Melissa said...

I have always wanted to go there. Sounds truly beautiful.

Happy Weekend!

Rue said...

My husband and I want to go there so badly! I just know it's fabulous :)


Carol said...

Coolest looking porch! LOL, at the bicycle ride! Sounds like a great visit! Enjoyed your post :)

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