The most Romantic Movie ever filmed.
Somewhere in Time was shot at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island.
A perfect setting!
The Grand Hotel is at the gorgeous Mackinac Island.
Presidents such as
Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy,
Gerald Ford , George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton,
other dignitary visitors such as Dmitri Medvedev
and Vladimir Putin.
Historical figures like Thomas Edison,
authors Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain.
Just like what they say,
"If Only Walls could Talk."
|The GRAND Hotel|
it's original architecture,
the romantic and relaxed atmosphere, and charm.
Well except for one
motorized vehicle used by the emergency medical crew
The homes here span three centuries.
From Native American, French rustic, Colonial, Victorian to Arts & Craft and more.
All preserved and must comply to the guidlines set by
National Trust for Historic Preservation.
colorful sails from hundreds of sailboats greeted us.
It was the week of the Chicago Yacht Club Race.
You hear lots of laughter, water splashing from people diving off their sailboats.
When planning to visit Mackinac Island,
I suggest that you take the ferry from St. Ignace,
so you'll be able to experience crossing the bridge,
and it takes less time to get to the island.
As we got off the boat,
we were in search for the bicycles that we brought along.
My husband on the other hand,
had to rent one with a child's seat at the back of the bike.
It is an 8.3 mile bike ride around the island.
|Stopped at Ryba's Fudge Shop to cool off |
with some rainbow ice cream cones.
The Grand Hotel as our backdrop.
|While the boys are busy with their ice cream, |
I parked my bike next to the beautiful Little Stone Church.
The hotel's porch is the longest ever made in the world.
breeze blowing on my face,
Despite of all the tourists walking around the grounds of the hotel,
there is a certain peace you feel when you are at the Grand Hotel.
I felt so serene.
There's a certain air of romance in this place.
It felt like I was transported in time.
One can compare it to Hotel Coronado in California
but the latter is far from comparison.
Nothing can compare to the romantic,
peaceful, and the quite relaxed feel of The Grand Hotel.
|Carriage for the Grand Hotel Guests|
you will have a full view of Lake Huron and the Mackinac Bridge.
The Mackinac Bridge is the third longest suspension bridge in the world.
No, it's not the Golden Bridge.
Sorry California but we got this title now.
The southend of the bridge is in Mackinaw City, and the north end is in St. Ignace.
|A shot I took from the other end of the Grand Hotel Porch.|
|We are missing one family member,|
she's busy having fun biking around the island.
|The grounds of the Grand Hotel|
|The beautiful interior of the Grand Hotel|
After the Grand Hotel we biked around more,
and back to town in search for a good fudge.
The term of endearment for tourists in the island
no need for any explanation on that.
|Look what I found instead of a fudge. |
Who would want to eat these cute shoes?!!!
We had so much fun in this island, that we decided to come back soon.
We were told that it is best to come at FALL.
Less visitors, and for the beautiful fall foliage colors.
There's so many beautiful pictures I took of the island
but I am afraid that this will be a very long blog if I post it all here.
To see more pictures go to our Facebook Page.
|Vineyards, SLEEPING BEAR DUNES, Old Mission Traverse|
|Sunset @ CHARLEVOIX|