Wednesday, May 27, 2009

First day on the island











And we're back! Thank you for all the wonderful wishes and happy thoughts sent our way--I give you guys all the credit for the beautiful weather we received. Thank you heaps!

Mackinac Island was wonderful. Cold, but full of sunshine and tulips and forsythia. I have a series of photos to show you, so stay tuned. These are from the first day on the island. We biked the 8 miles around the island and stopped for fudge and salt water taffy afterward--Ryba's has some of the best and their shop is all stripes and pink--gotta love that. There were tulips everywhere. Great big red and yellow tulips, like goblets, ready to soak up the sunshine. Near the east side of the island there's a large resort with a huge lush lawn that stretches out to Lake Huron. They set up dozens of white Adirondack chairs for their guests and random passerby's like us! We grabbed our afternoon coffee, picked out a pair of chairs and soaked up the sunshine. It was a delicious first day!

Tomorrow: Grand Hotel!

36 comments:

ROGERSBIZ said...

NICE BLOG.

erin said...

love these! you guys look so cozy and cute! can't wait to see more!

Amanda Nicole said...

What I wouldn't give right now for a little vacation like this! Looks so relaxing.

Hello Lindello said...

I LOVE me some saltwater taffy!

knack said...

love the photos so far and can't wait to see more!

So glad you all had a great time!

pve design said...

wish i were there.
do I spy fudge?

Karen said...

That sounds completely lovely...I want a vacation like that! Can't wait to see more :)

bronwyn said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a good time. Chelsea from frolic once posted about Mackinac Island. Between the two of you, I seriously want to be there. Can't wait for more!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

lovely photos, Jewels! glad you had a beautiful time! can't wait to see more!
xoxo

two brunettes said...

looks like so much fun!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Looks so lovely and refreshing--glad you had such a nice time and can't wait to see more!

xo

Blair said...

Oh looks and sounds like a wonderful little trip!

Mango Gal said...

How pretty! My husband and I are going to be visting the island during 4th of July week. I can't wait! I look forward to your posts for must sees!

naphtali said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful!! And, I must say - your Mister's hat caught my attention as it's all my husband will wear {go Boston}. I wouldn't mind going into that shoppe full of stripes and pink!

Ali said...

Well, this just looks perfect!

beth said...

Looks fantastic. Love the blue bikes

down and out chic said...

it looks like a delicious first day, show me more.

Debra said...

Wonderful that you could get away and enjoy. Yes- please tell us... is there fudge? Now that's perfection right there!

cindy : quaint said...

it looks fantastic and so do you two. love the fudge and the tulips. happy there will be more to come. welcome home!

TheDecoDetective said...

Welcome back Julia! Looks like you had a wonderful trip =)

picciolo said...

welcome back! Great photos, I can't wait to see more - I'm glad you had a great time
: )

Georgia B. said...

is that where somewhere in time was filmed? it seems like i remember some film being made on that island.

looks wonderful! i'm glad you had sunshine. cold is okay, as long as there is sunshine. lovely photos.

i'll miss the grand hotel pics, 'cause i will be driving to nashville for a weekend wedding. but i will have to catch up when i get back!

have a great weekend!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Lovely to have you back, hope you enjoyed yourselves! Beautiful pictures.

heidi said...

beautiful!! can't wait to see more pics.... have a wonderful time!!!

Laura Trevey said...

how fun!! I have always wanted to go there, since I saw the movie, Somewhere in Time

xo Laura

Jules said...

oh, this sounds fabulous! what a perfect way to spend your first day on vacation :) and that striped store?! love it!

Rachel Follett said...

The weather looks perfect! Can't wait to see more photos.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

it sounds amazing--like a place I need to add to my "must do" list. Glad you had such a great time.

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Hey!! You're back!! It looks like you had a FABULOUS time!!! Love these photos...so wonderful! Looking forward to seeing more! :)

jae said...

if the images were beautiful enough, you throw in salt water taffy! can't wait to see more.

Kotori said...

Sounds just about perfect... glad you had such a lovely anniversary weekend!

Miss Aimee said...

take lots of photos! how totally fun and relaxing. i am wishing i coudl be there!!! enjoy!

PS~Erin said...

A bike ride and then fudge?! Sounds like a great start! Looking forward to reading more and seeing more photos.

littlebyrd said...

Having your coffee on the adirondacks sounds perfect! And biking...I haven't biked since having my son and I miss it. You two look so cute and happy. Glad you had a wonderful time!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhh, I have always wanted to go there! It looks soooo fabulous!


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dojski said...

Bikes. I love bikes! =)

What a wonderful time you seemed to have! =) And nice pictures. :)