Winter Storm

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I’m looking forward to the new year as well, especially with the arrival of snow that I am pretty sure will not melt away this time ~

Last night we had a little visit from Winter Storm Goliath (what a perfect name!), and it came up through Michigan like a… well, like a storm, hehe. While I’m in Petoskey visiting my parents I have the pleasure of driving around in the snowy drifts, which I’m dreading a little bit, but that I also know I need to practice driving in it as my driving frequency has gone way down ever since I moved from seasonal to year-round living on Mackinac Island.

My sister, Carolyn, is on the island right now, and she is opening up her coffe shop (Lucky Bean, that is) for the days right before New Year’s Eve. According to her, Mackinac definitely got its share of snow. All Mackinac Island photos that you are about to see are courtesy of Carolyn May:

 

From Monday, Dec. 28 – the “before” picture

 
And the “After” shot! She barely got into her store

 
Island crew working on tidying up the sidewalks. Such hard workers!
   
 
Another early morning shot from outside my house. Looks like there’s plenty on the streets for snowmobiles. And hey, a patch of sidewalk!

 The corner of Market and Cadotte is where my parents live in the summer. As you can see, the city plowed up an ample amount of snow on this corner, as it is usually a spot where the snow melts first and most snowmobiles get stuck. It usually makes for a good show, lol, but not this year!

The view from Market and Cadotte
  
 
Views from Market Street
 
That’s it for now. In these next few days, I hope to have a couple more posts up, one about New Years resolutions, and one continuing the online story that I had started 2 years ago (if you’d like to follow that thread, you can do so by clicking on the “Writing” tab up top). Until then, stay safe and warm…

-Heather