Mackinac Island – May 2012 Visit – Day 2

This post continues with Day 2 of our springtime Mackinac Island trip. If you missed day 1, you can catch up here. Our second day was another beauty, and we packed it full of fun. Here’s a few things we saw!

I love the island all day long, but I have a special affection for mornings. This picture was taken about 5:45a.m. when all was quiet and the sun was just rising. This is Market Street.

We decided to tour Grand Hotel on this cloudy Saturday. Still quiet and peaceful as we started up the hill.

This isn’t something you typically see in the summertime … there’s usually plenty of hustle and bustle about the entrance.

The beautiful, endless Grand Hotel porch. A bit too brisk for a morning on the rockers!

Grand Hotel’s Cupola Bar, which seems to sit on top of the world. Definitely worth taking the time to see this unique and unmatched view of the island

The hotel was hosting “Titanic at the Grand” the weekend we visited. Although we didn’t take part, we loved seeing many guests walking around the hotel in period dress.

A beautiful Grand Hotel horse-drawn carriage, with blooming daffodils in the foreground.

Daffodils, daffodils, daffodils!

Another classic and popular (but never tiresome) view, this one looking from the Grand down Cadotte Avenue toward town.

Meet Clare and Norbert!

We spend a lot of time at Doud’s Market, Mackinac Island’s downtown grocery store. It’s just down the hill from the Market Street Inn (where we stay) and we love stopping in for a snack or even a meal when we tire of eating out! Something we found out on this trip: When you’re having a hard time finding an evening cup of coffee because it’s only the first week in May and everything closes up early, stop into Doud’s for a hot cup straight through until closing time!

Heading up Fort Street toward our inn after our quick trip to Doud’s!

The Market Street Inn, where we stay. It feels like home to us! This particular evening, they were having their Opening Weekend Cocktail Party for the owners, innkeeper, interns, guests and friends! Kristen, the innkeeper, is a fantastic hostess, and we had the chance to meet Emily and Madde, the inn’s summer interns. We can’t wait to go back!

After the opening weekend party, we went outside to watch the “super moon” from Marquette Park.

These horses also watched the Super Moon for awhile. I didn’t catch their names. 🙂

Moon over the harbor

Super Moon over Mackinac Island (May 5, 2012)

I need to give credit to our fabulous photographer, my better half, who takes about 99% of my pictures and graciously offers me use of them on my blog. Visit White Pine Photo’s blog if you would like to see more (and, probably, some of the same. 🙂 ) pictures. We’ll be back in a few days with our Day 3 recap!

All photos courtesy of White Pine Photo. I wouldn’t have a blog if not for my fantastic photographer! Connect with White Pine Photo: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter

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5 Responses to Mackinac Island – May 2012 Visit – Day 2

  1. bree1972 says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome photos!

  2. Thank you Brenda!!

  3. Sarah says:

    I’m really enjoying your posts about the island. Pictures are gorgeous-especially the super moon!

  4. Thanks Sarah! We were so lucky to be on the island for that moon! Better view than we’d have gotten from home!

  5. Have been to Mackinac and I imagine it would be a lovely place to live. Thought those photos had a familiar look…enjoy your other half’s blog and photos. Look forward to more here.

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