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Thursday, August 24, 2006

13 Truths about Mackinac Island



13 Truths about Mackinac Island

1. It's pronounced MackinAW, not MackinACK.
2. Vehicles are not allowed, although I did see an ambulance retrieving a young bicyclist that crashed.
3. The road encircling the island is a Michigan State Highway. But motored vehicles are not allowed.
4. Fulltime workers are hired to clean up horse manure.
5. It is not possible for me to get sick on fudge. If it were possible, I would definitely have gotten sick.
6. It's swimming in history - military, French, Native American, Irish, you name it.
7. Few people live there year-round; last year's graduating high school class was nine students.
8. A motor, of any sort, is rarely heard. I witnessed exactly one lawnmower during our 3 day visit.
9. I awoke to the steady clippity clop of one horse's hooves. Nothing else.
10. A nine-year-old can bike 15 miles in a day.
11. The best lunches are picnics of odds and ends saved from the day before and the grocery store.
12. The best dining tables are outdoors, next to crystal blue waters and sunshine.
13. The best company is a daughter.

I'll be back later with stories from our trip. See you for next week's Pass the Torch Tuesday!

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13 Comments:

  • The outdoor dining table soundss divine!

    My TT is up! Thirteen steps in hosting a blog tour for my new novel, SAVING GRACE!

    By Anonymous Staci, At 2:22 PM  

  • I just love mackinac island! I haven't been there since I was younger! I love your list, its just great! I too could never get sick of eating fudge!

    By Blogger Nikkie, At 2:52 PM  

  • that sounds wonderful!!! looking forward to reading more ^^

    sounds like heaven, but maybe a bit too much off-civilization for me.

    By Blogger Lilize, At 3:03 PM  

  • Sounds like a great place to be!

    By Anonymous KarenW, At 3:51 PM  

  • looking forward to hearing about the trip more.

    By Blogger Carmen, At 3:58 PM  

  • That sounds like it would be a great place to visit thanks for the virtual vacation :)

    By Blogger Becki, At 4:11 PM  

  • It sounds like such a tranquil and serene place. I agree with you: Don't give up on the fudge. Fudge is too valuable a resource to let slip through your fingertips!

    Happy Thursday to you!

    By Blogger Zeus, At 6:13 PM  

  • I've actually been there before, and it's a BEAUTIFUL island. Although, I didn't realize I had been pronouncing it wrong all these years. It's true that you learn something new everyday. Ta for now dahling.

    By Anonymous pinkjeweledcat, At 8:47 PM  

  • Sounds like a great place but not one to coddle tourists.

    By Blogger Dane Bramage, At 11:31 PM  

  • Hmm...I would love to visit there!

    By Blogger Samantha, At 12:31 AM  

  • I'd love to have a picnic, near water. Sounds like a great time.Looking forward to hearing about the trip!
    Enjoy!

    By Blogger Christine, At 2:04 AM  

  • Wooooooohoooooo some place I have actually been to also!
    It does not sound like it changed much either..
    Great TT
    My TT is up
    Have a wonderful day!

    By Blogger Raggedy, At 7:11 AM  

  • That sounds like heaven! I can't wait to hear more about your trip.

    By Blogger Tonya, At 8:20 PM  

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