This morning I made two trips down to the ferry docks on foot –so happy for the woolie mittens and hat I purchased while on the Island – I can honestly say I got my money’s worth here, the wind was howling and biting cold, yet at 9:30am I was hoofing it down with The Hubster and Jill, sending them off on their way.
This is the photo I took last evening as we arrived back to the hotel after dinner. The American Flags are put out before dawn, and brought back down before sunset, you can see they are no longer flying in this picture.
I love how the light and the cloud formations play against each other!
I had to have my OWN suitcase tagged and placed outside the door to my room by 10am, so I packed quickly ---keeping my backpack and its contents with me for the ferry journey to the other side.
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But it’s time to get myself down to the dock for my own departure!
Bye bye beautiful REAL flowers found everywhere!
Check these out, lilies and tulips and hydrangea and forsythia and yellow roses among others….they are shouting HURRY UP SPRING! We need you in upper Michigan!
On the way to the ferry we pass this sign post…Hahaha! We are a long way from warm places!
And the flip side!
Quite a few of the employees of the Grand Hotel hail from Jamaica or the Philippines so it IS a long way away from home for them. I am, however, only heading down to Bloomfield Hills, in the Detroit area – just a ferry ride and a 5 hour car ride away!
Bye Bye Mackinac! I hope to be back some day!
And little by little, the majestic Grand Hotel fades into the distance as our ferry gathers speed across the choppy waters taking us to Mackinaw City on the other side –where our luggage is miraculously waiting as are cars, and a long car ride ahead.
Yes,, there is plenty of time for this -- all the way!
OH, and the hot pink lipstick looking thing is my Sewline Needle Threader. This thing is the BOMB. Get one. Trust me.
Now the funny part of this journey is that I’ve been in texting contact with The Hubster, who met up with teachers Susan Carlson and Lucy Neatby as well as Friend Jill – they were all at the Pellston airport and all on the same flight to Detroit together, and spent layover time together in Detroit. The Hubster is having a great time with my friends without me! Hahaha! Actually, this makes me happy for him. I’m sure they kept him entertained and I don’t have to worry about him. He has now boarded his flight and is on his way home to Greensboro.
My hotel is close to this wonderful park that has a great walking trail meandering through it ---after dropping off my bag I headed out for a leg stretch. Oh happy girl, I got my steps in!
So this girl is done for tonight. I’m tucking in, calling it a day, and sleeping in until I wake up in the morning.