Wednesday, July 7, 2021


It is a damp and rainy day here in Northern Michigan - a perfect day to pop off the Island for an orthodontist appointment. On our way, my son and I noticed a seemingly unending line of UPS trucks.  (Click on the picture to make it bigger.)

There must be a distribution center down that way. We sat and watched for a few minutes and the trucks just kept coming.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day

Everywhere you look there are flags on Mackinac.

It seems as if everyone is in the mood to celebrate.

Happy Independence Day!


Thursday, July 1, 2021

In Action

My husband (and others) spend a lot of time working on the Mackinac Marine Rescue Boat.  A few days ago, as I was on the ferry coming back to the island, I heard my husband's voice on their radio. The Rescue Boat was out helping a kayaker in distress. It was neat to get to see my husband in action; usually I just get to hear about their runs after the fact.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


My youngest child and I were in St. Ignace the other day to get their Covid-19 vaccination. We happened to have a few minutes to kill before catching the ferry home, so we popped into the local thrift shop for a quick peek. Nestled in with the rubber stamps I found these beautiful made-in-West-Germany cookie molds. Happy happy joy joy! 

The cookie molds are typically used to make traditional German springerle cookies, like the ones pictured above (from 2018.) To buy the molds new is quite expensive, so you can imagine my joy at finding the whole lot for $5.00!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Get Away

Lots of people ask me what people who live on Mackinac Island like to do to get away. For us, it usually means a quiet place where we can meet family, relax and my husband can fish. Something like this fits the bill perfectly.

And can you think of a more ideal place for morning yoga?

Or for cousins to get together to hang out?

For us, it's pretty much the perfect place to get away.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A Lilac a Day, Day Fifteen

Lots of the lilacs are starting to fade. It's probably a good thing they don't bloom all year - I don't think I would appreciate them nearly as much if they were here all the time. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

A Lilac a Day, Day Fourteen

This little lilac bush is just down the street from me. It's shaded so its blooms are sparse, but it more than makes up for it with how incredible it smells.