Day 6 (July 7th) of our trip was Marcus and my first full day at the Grand Hotel. It was great being able to spend 3 nights (THANKS mom and dad for watching the kids!!!) because we could really explore the island and still have time to relax.
|The Grand Hotel is over 100 years old--I guess|
they didn't have levels when they build it. ;o)
|Breakfast--included juice, smoothie, pastry basket,|
cereal, choice of fruit, choice of egg (with sides),
AND an "entree!"
|I forgot to mention that there are no motorized|
vehicles on the island...only horses, bikes, and feet.
|Part of our anniversary package was a 1-hour private carriage|
tour. We wanted to see the residential interior of the island
and hear about the year-round and summer residents.
|After our carriage ride, and around lunchtime, we went |
downtown (5 minute walk) and bought some fudge and
souvenirs. Mac. Island is famous for fudge.
|The main street (looks very similar to 100 years ago).|
|Back at the hotel for a quick nap before spa time. Can you|
see the Mackinac Bridge?
|A view of our room, crazy decor.|
|Marcus waiting in the very pink-ness of the|
spa, for his massage (I got a manicure).
|Still full from breakfast, we just had a little picnic on the porch|
around 4pm. We used the brie, crackers, and fruit from our
anniversary package basket.
|We took a walk before dinner, up to see our favorite houses|
that are just uphill from the Hotel.