Mackinac in April

Hey all,

It’s been awhile since my last post, and that’s because I’ve really been focusing a lot on work. The fudge shops will be opening in a couple of weeks now and I’m in the process of setting up the stores for opening day (and I’ll actually be down there today, too!) Anyway, I wanted to bring you a few photos of Mackinac Island this April… some are from early April when there was still ice in the water… And most are from a little boating trip that I took with my sister and her boyfriend, paddling around the docks. I’ll be bringing even more photos in this last week of April coming up. Enjoy!

-Heather

                    

A Week of Firsts

Before I get into it, I have just a couple more photos of the ice and snow from a few weeks back… I swear, these are my very last ice pictures of the year!

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Some ice buildup on the beach outside of the school.
Some ice buildup on the beach outside of the school.
The fort, as seen from the Marina
The fort, as seen from the Marina
A few loose ice chunks still in the water
A few loose ice chunks still in the water
You can see how thick this piece of ice is!
You can see how thick this piece of ice is!

Now this last week gave me a lot of first moments for the year, and I started the week with my first time riding around the island. It was great! I think my favorite part about the ride is always the Arch Rock side around miles 1& 2, because the scenery is so peaceful.

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My sister, Carolyn, also opened her coffee shop this weekend, Lucky Bean coffee shop. I had my first coffee drink of the season at the LB, and it was delicious! I can’t wait to spend more time at my sister’s shop this summer, as she has done some new things in the shop already, and will being having more new things coming up as well…

This past Saturday was my first time celebrating World Labyrinth Day, where people all over the world find a labyrinth near to them and do a walking meditation. I’ve been studying a lot of meditation this winter and found that the labyrinth walk was a great way to reflect on the winter that I had and to focus myself on the upcoming summer. I parked over by the school and walked to the Grand Hotel labyrinth for my walk that day. I think they actually have two labyrinths, but for some reason I’ve never been to the other one… guess I’m going to have to make my way to the other one sometime this summer!

 

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My last first of the week was my first time riding the ferry this new season. I hopped onto Shepler’s Ferry and spent a day in Petoskey, MI to do some shopping. Here are a few photos from my fast & also foggy trip:

Lighthouses in the foggy distance
Lighthouses in the foggy distance
A look back at the island with the fog descending down on it
A look back at the island with the fog descending down on it
Round Island Lighthouse Passage
Round Island Lighthouse Passage

Have a great week, everyone!