Snow storm and Holiday Postcards

Take a stroll with me on the boardwalk…

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Today a nice big snowstorm hit Mackinac Island, and it was great. Well, maybe the wind wasn’t so great, but everything else was great. We had to endure an entire weekend with no snow and barely enough ice on the ground for snowmobilers to get by, so the several inches of snow that we accumulated last night and today was nice. I wanted to get a little walk in this morning, so I decided to walk to work instead of drive.

A nice view of the Grand Hotel on my way towards the school
A nice view of the Grand Hotel on my way towards the school

On my way out of work, I could tell there was a lot more snow… and a lot more wind, too! The snow just wanted to stick to everything, including store windows. But the wind was really making it hard for snow to stick to the ground, so driving seemed to be a little bit of a wispy adventure.

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By the time I got home a minute later, I figured, why not take a ride? So I started up my snowmobile and headed into town. I needed gas anyway, and I hadn’t gotten any good pics of the fudge shops yet, so what better time than any!

Leaving Island Hardware after getting some gas, and about to cross Main Street onto Astor Street.
Leaving Island Hardware after getting some gas, and about to cross Main Street onto Astor Street.
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I swung back around onto Main St. to check out the tree

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Our main store, May's Fudge Shop, oldest family-operated fudge shop on the island. I added a couple of decorations to make it more festive!
Our main store, May’s Fudge Shop, oldest family-operated fudge shop on the island. I added a couple of decorations to make it more festive!

 

Here are just a couple more photographs from around town:

Fort Mackinac
Fort Mackinac

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By the way, awhile back I started a little Postcard Pal event where I asked all of you out there to send me a postcard with a note about your memories of Mackinac Island. With the holidays in full swing, I thought I’d bring back the event in a good ol’ holiday style!

Send me a postcard with a message saying what you like about Mackinac Island in the winter, or what you’d like to experience about Mackinac Island if you haven’t been here in the winter. Your postcard will be featured on my blog, and you’ll receive a postcard back from me! Send all mail to:

@MackIslandGal / PO Box 870 / Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to hear from you soon!

 

6 thoughts on “Snow storm and Holiday Postcards

  1. Megan

    One of the only places I know of where people actually get EXCITED when the roads “get bad!” Glad to see you’ve got some snow for your sled! πŸ™‚

  2. Melody James

    Thank-you so much for sharing your winter pictures! We come up as often as we can in spring/summer/fall…but we’ve never experienced winter! I love seeing the off season photos! Thanks again!

  3. Your new camera seems to be doing great. I love your pictures. I was stuck all day at the Bazaar so didn’t get to see much of this. Sure hope we have tons more snow tomorrow!!

  4. Mark

    I found your blog looking for pictures of Mackinac Island in the winter. After spending several weeks each summer on the Island every year, it is wonderful to see how peaceful it looks in winter! I really have to try to get up there some time while there is snow on the ground.

    As someone who used to teach public school, I know how busy this time of year must be for you… But I really hope that you are able to weekly updates, even if it is just some of your outstanding photos. It helps those of us unable to be there to feel connected to our favorite place in the world.

    Thanks for the great blog!

  5. Jason

    Its been a while since I’ve visited your blog. Good to see things are still happening here. Beautiful winter photos! I’ll definitely send a postcard.

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