Hi everyone, hope you are having a great week!
Care to travel with me "Somewhere in Time?"
Last Saturday, hubby and I, along with my nephew and his wife, flew to Mackinac Island, Michigan. It is one of our very favorite places in our state, and something we Michiganders are very proud of!
Before I share my pics of the island, I'll show you some photos I snapped along the way.
(warning, lots of photos here! So grab your cup of coffee, hot cocoa, Diet Coke, or other beverage of choice, and come along for the ride!)
It was a perfect day for flying, nice and sunny, and the flight was smooth as silk!
The colors were just gorgeous. Fall is one of my favorite times to fly!
Colors around mid state were at their peak, and just stunning!
It's fun flying above the clouds!
I love this pic that I snapped off the wing tip!
Here we are, almost there. The island lies in the "Straits of Mackinac", the point at which Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet.
If you look closely, you can see the Mackinac Bridge in the distance.
(click any photo to zoom in)
Downtown, and the Grand Hotel.
Just look at that amazing blue water!
One of my very favorite parts about the island is that no cars are allowed!
So that means you walk, ride a bike, or get around via horse and carriage.
One of the islands claims to fame is that it was the setting for the Christopher Reeve/Jane Seymour movie
"Somewhere in Time".
It truly does feel as if you are stepping back in time!
We couldn't get over how beautiful the fall colors were!
Approaching the runway.
But wait, it appears that the runway ends right in the water!
No worries! It is an optical illusion!
Here's another nice shot I took of the bridge before coming in for a landing.
And here is our ride!
That is my and my handsome pilot hubby:)
The island has some gorgeous homes and mansions. This is one of my favorites. Love the porch and pretty blooms!
I think this house, below is my favorite (if I had to pick just one!).
Look closely and you will notice the ceiling of the front porch is painted sky blue, with hand painted clouds!
I can so see myself there enjoying my morning coffee, or sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the sunset!
Reminders of a gentler era.................
The Grand Hotel. Hubby and I have been lucky enough to spend the night there on previous trips. Built in the late 1800's, it is truly amazing!
It boasts the "World's Longest Porch", at 600', I believe.
We were amazed at all of the flowers still blooming in mid October.
Like this gorgeous dahlia!
Pretty stone church.
Many couples get married on the island.
We rented bikes and road around the island. It was great exercise, but boy was it cold!
The wind coming off the lake is more than a bit chilly!
A view of the fort. which was originally built by the British in 1814.
Here is a view of downtown. The island is known for their many fudge shops (yum!).
We took a horse "taxi" back to the airport that night, first dropping passengers off at
The Grand. It looked to elegant lit up at night.
Sunset over the bridge made for the perfect ending of a great day!
Thanks so much for joining me on my little tour!