Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mackinaw Island

Twenty five years ago my kid sister, Catherine, was married at St. Anne's Church on Mackinaw Island. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect day for a wedding. The weather was warm and sunny, with a very slight breeze blowing off Lake Huron.

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This past Sunday was their celebration to renew their vows that were taken 25 years ago, and we were honored to attend.

We started the day off with a view of a perfect sunrise, taken from the balcony of our hotel room.

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We boarded the Arnold Catamaran Shuttle Service for our boat ride to and from Mackinaw Island. We were treated to a detour to view the underside of the Mackinaw Bridge on our way to Mackinaw Island.

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I have driven over the Bridge several times, but this was the very first time I have seen the underside of the Bridge from a boat.

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As a small child my father took movies of the Bridge under construction. I still have those movies my father took from a boat ride to Mackinaw Island years ago. Precious memories and video.

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Arriving on the Island, we decided to walk to the Grand Hotel from main street. An uphill walk of about a mile.

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The beautiful day made the walk very enjoyable, along with the beautiful sites.

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The ceremony was to take place in the Pontiac Room which is at the far East end Porch level, of the Hotel. In the photo above, that room would be the second floor far right, just above the red and white awnings.

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Walking through the main lobby, you turn right. Walk through the Main Dining Room, which seems to be as large as a football field, and then into the Pontiac Room.

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Finally arriving at the Pontiac Room at the far end of the Main Dining room. A comfortable room just perfect for this occasion, and has the Porch access as a plus.

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Following the ceremony, we were allowed to “roam” the Grand Hotel Main Lobby and porch. Photo’s were taken from the porch looking toward the Mackinaw Bridge.

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Catherine couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to have this celebration. The weather was just perfect in the high 70’s with a slight breeze off Lake Huron. Just as it was 25 years ago for her wedding celebration.

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Such a wonderful and memorable day was had by all in attendance. One that will be remembered always. Congratulations again Catherine and Scott!

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.

1 comment:

  1. It is a while sine we have been there, but the island still looks inviting:)

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