Jul/31/2011 4 Malia Lane
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

July 22, 2011 I knew the main attraction for me while staying at Straits State Park was going to be the Grand Hotel.  I held out for as long as I could because I wanted to be totally immersed in the experience, so I made sure I had toured Mackinac Island by foot, bike and carriage before venturing […]

Jul/24/2011 3 Malia Lane
Mackinac Island, Michigan

While you can visit Fort Mackinac as a separate deal, I made this a stop at the end of the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour.  It was a perfect top-off of a great day on historic Mackinac Island! From the moment I was greeted by this beautiful Victorian lady, I could pretend I was being swept […]

Jul/21/2011 4 Malia Lane
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Wings of Mackinac is a stop I’m glad I made while on the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour. How could I pass up such a charming entrance and welcoming turtle? And it is like entering a miniature magical world filled with fairies, flowers and flittering friends – meet some below… Being so close to these gentle […]

Jul/20/2011 4 Malia Lane
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

July 18, 2011 During my first trip to Mackinac Island, I walked around till my feet hurt, then biked around till my butt hurt, so this time when I went back, I opted to let the horses of Mackinac Island Carriage Tours cart me around for a while… Your carriage awaits M’lady! It was especially great […]

Jul/19/2011 7 Malia Lane
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

July 16, 2011 When I first got to my homebase at Straits State Park, I gushed in my post “I’m Going to the Island” that I just couldn’t wait to get to Mackinac Island.  I could justify waiting for my tour of the Grand Hotel because there was something exquisitely delicious in just a little longer delay in […]

Jul/16/2011 11 Malia Lane
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

OK, I’ve decided I can’t wait a day longer so I’m going to the island!  I’ve shown remarkable restraint for being officially the world’s most impatient person, but I wanted to finish all the pages I was doing on Hoeft before becoming totally immersed in Straits State Park and everything I want to explore in […]