Upon our landing on Mackinac Island, after our 5 minute flight from St Ignace on a 4 seater prop plane ((FUN FUN FUN!)) we were met by horse drawn taxi ---
Did I mention it is COLD here? Like icy cold? Like piles of snow still on the ground cold?
We made the best of it and I kept telling myself this was no different than Germany in December. Just wishing I had a mug of hot cocoa or gluwein to wrap my cold hands around.
This is exciting stuff, being here on Mackinac for the first time ---and our taxi driver gave us quite a bit of history of the island and of the lovely historic homes we passed on our journey through the woods from the airport to the hotel.
All the while I am humming “Surrey with the Fringe on the Top” from Oklahoma! Clip clop! Clip clop!
The woods smelled so refreshing!
The homes were amazing – looking forward to getting more photos today as soon as the fog burns off!
The yellow house is still tarped up after a long winter, protecting windows from the icy blasts coming off the lake.
Love love love!
Much reconstruction going on this beauty!
Can you imagine this beautiful place around 1900?
I love to imagine the fashions and styles of the day, the music, the hair styles, the mannerisms ---how GRAND this place must have been then!
We are here!
Quaint historic rooms reminiscent of a by-gone era,
Light from the window beckons – come take a peek!
Yes! a room with a view!
Fruit basket and yes, a 2 lb box of FUDGE! I am definitely feeling made welcome here!
At this point I am really glad I packed my hat, scarf, down jacket and gloves – I’ll need them!
Today is a day for resting up and exploring. My workshops start tomorrow, and I’m excited to see the quilters who will be arriving by afternoon.
Much love from Mackinac Island!