Weekend Recap: Mackinac Island

We spent the weekend up on Mackinac Island.  We’ve been going there every fall for so many years, always planning the trip around the annual 8-mile race around the island.  You travel to the island via ferry, no motorized vehicles are allowed.  Getting around the island means you travel by foot, on bicycles, or get carted around by horse taxis or tours.  There’s a tiny downtown village that centers around what the island is known for – fudge!  You really can’t walk far without passing a fudge shop.

The weekend was a bit rainy, but we still enjoyed the race, bicycling around the island, hiking around, flying kites, and eating some good meals together.  I had grand plans of some great photos of the weekend, but I grabbed a full memory card and had no computer to dump them onto!  So, I snapped away with my phone instead.

The sun came out and was shining on our last morning there.  We hiked up to the top of a bluff where my sister’s boyfriend proposed!  SO EXCITING!  (Welcome to the family officially, Joe!)  It means so much to see my sister so very happy!  Now, to start helping plan a wedding!!!

Our trip is always capped off with a trip to grab some fudge before we head off the island on the ferry.  Getting away for the weekend was a welcome recharge.  It was a gorgeous four-hour drive back home – the leaves are changing in northern Michigan, and it feels like fall!  Things feel especially autumn-like as I sip my coffee on the cold porch and get ready for the week.  Hope your weekend was wonderful.


Weekend Recap

A beautiful weekend means enjoying the sun, loving the shade, really good ice cream, being exhausted from a relaxing day at the beach, exploring abandoned buildings, making big plans, enjoying lovely handmade gifts from friends (thanks for the shirts, Sarah! xo), filling up with brioche bread pudding, then brioche French toast, and then brioche egg sandwiches, a bustling Farmers’ Market, hand painting signs, and late walks at night to enjoy a pitcher of Sangria with friends.

I am welcoming the chaos of the week ahead – the week ahead means navigating many fun projects and events, all the while balancing a sense of fun as I remind myself that all the chaos and stress is comprised of things I love and projects I’m passionate about, together with people and places I adore.  Good news – one of the amazing things to fill up this week with would be the second appearance of Whisk Bakeshop at the farmers’ market this Saturday!  Come one, come all!  Get those croissants while the gettin’ is good.  I guess that means until we sell out.

How was your weekend?  How’s your week ahead shaping up?