Mackinac Magic: Lilac Festival 2010

For Alan’s 60th birthday, we took him up to Mackinac Island’s Lilac Festival on June 5th The main street was filled with shops, bikes, horse carriages, and happy tourists! It was cloudy the night we arrived, and the top of the Big Mac was hidden in the clouds! The gulls were VERY friendly and waiting … Continue reading Mackinac Magic: Lilac Festival 2010

Mackinac Magic

Is there any place in your world that has so many happy memories it almost seems a bit magical? Fort Wilderness Campground at Disney is definitely that way for our family.  Once when Alan called to make reservations, the lady said, “Congratulations! You’ve been here 50 times now!” Hard to imagine, but knowing that Jon … Continue reading Mackinac Magic

Magical Mackinac’s Lilac Festival

Mackinac’s 63rd annual Lilac Festival is going on right this very minute, June 8-17th, so I thought I’d let you know, just in case you want to make it in time for the Epona and Barkus Dog Parade down the boardwalk, the Patrick  Sinclair Scottish Tattoo up on the ramparts of Fort Mackinac, or the … Continue reading Magical Mackinac’s Lilac Festival

Winter Beauty at Tahquamenon

To celebrate our 39th anniversary last weekend, Alan and I ran away to the place where we met (almost 50 years ago)…Michigan’s beautiful north country. We spent the night in one of our favorite motels by the straits of Mackinac. Then, after an A+ breakfast to fortify ourselves for the daywe headed across the Mighty … Continue reading Winter Beauty at Tahquamenon