The last part of our trip was to the Grand Hotel. We arrived on Sunday afternoon to this very stately hotel.
I mentioned that there are no cars on the island. You either take this fancy horse and carriage, which we did not, you walk, or you ride bikes to get around. We walked because our time was mostly spent at the hotel itself.
The Grand Hotel was made famous in the movie,
"Somewhere in Time" starring Christopher Reeves.
Our room was lovely and comfortable. A fancy chocolate was placed on our pillows at night. The hotel has lots of this particular green and varying pinks in its decor. It's absolutely beautiful.
The attraction that brought us to the Grand Hotel on this particular weekend was a marriage retreat by Jay and Laura Laffoon.
The hotel requires evening wear after 6. It was fun to dress up.
The food was absolutely delicious!! Because we were there for the retreat, 3 of our meals were included. It was well worth it!
The sunset from the lovely, never ending porch with stately columns and a beautiful display of American flags along the length of it was a sight to behold.
On our way back to Mackinaw City, there were a couple of lighthouses.
Seeing Old Glory reminds me during this Veteran's weekend that I am proud to be an American and ever thankful for those who have served and are currently serving for my freedom.
Thank you for traveling up north in Michigan with me over the past few days. If you ever get a chance to stay at the Grand Hotel, visit the shops of Machinaw City, or go to Traverse City, do it! You will not regret it.
Have a blessed Sunday.