Here Come The Eighteen Wheelers!

The weather was crisp and clear. We waited anxiously for the sound of the trucks horns to warn us that they were on there way to Mackinaw from St Ignace. About 8:45 pm were heard them. We ventured down to our observation spot to view the 108 trucks in the parade. There were trucks loaded with blue lights, green lights and some had beautifully painted murals. We even had Alex from the hit tv show Ice Road Truckers stop and … Continued

A Footnote

You probably won’t believe this, but Santa showed up for the tractor parade and yes, he was driving a John Deere. I guess even Santa is feeling the pinch of the recession because his “Deere” is for sale.


That’s how many tractors were in this years Antique Tractor Show.There were tractors of every color-orange, red, green, cream, blue and yellow. There were Farmall, John Deere, Ford, Allis Chalmers, Case, Oliver, and Minneapolis Moline just to name a few. There were tractors of every size driven by men and women. About 350 tractors paraded through town and met up with the end of the remaining 500 at the ramp of the bridge. The parade through town began around 9:30 … Continued

A Sunday Ride

My friend, Melanie, and I were on a mission to find pumpkins and cornstalks and to show me some of the back roads. We left in the sunny, early afternoon on Sunday and had a gorgeous ride. She showed me how to get to some beaches located on beautiful Lake Michigan and then we just meandered around the countryside stopping for me to take some pictures. Finally we arrived at the farm we always go to just to find out … Continued

Stormy Weather

Over the last few weeks, we have experienced very high winds and a lot of rain. One storm that hit in the early morning hours of August 19th dumped almost five inches of rain in a three hour period. This storm was accompanied by very high winds that blew the rain everywhere. I looked out my window at about 4 a.m. and was stunned at what I was seeing. The rain was pouring so hard that it made me feel … Continued

Labor Day 2010

Labor Day morning was dark and a light mist was falling. This was the first time in our 12 years that Labor Day morning was wet. I always look forward to taking pictures of the sunrise. I was disappointed this year. The sky looked threatening . I thought all the walkers would get soaked. I kept looking out the lobby window as I was setting up for breakfast in the lobby. I would wave to the guests they walked by … Continued