Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sentimental Sunday: Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island

Recently I took my very first charter bus trip, which included a visit to Mackinac Island, Michigan. We got to have luncheon at the Grand Hotel where the buffet offered outstanding selections of fresh fruit, fish, meat, and intricately decorated desserts. This hotel is so gorgeous! The porch allows you to have a beautiful view of the lake, and the grounds, which are beautifully landscaped.

Many politicians and celebrities have stayed at this wonderful hotel, and two movies were filmed here! Ethel Merman swam in the swimming pool of the Grand Hotel during the filming of the movie "This Time for Keeps."  No cars are allowed on Mackinac Island, so transportation is by foot, bicycle, or horse drawn carriages or taxis.

I am reasonably sure my ancestors did not ever stay at the Grand Hotel, but maybe yours did! A visit to the Grand Hotel is like traveling back in time.

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