Thursday, November 13, 2008

Somewhere In Time and Day 14 - Giving Thanks

When I knew I was going to Michigan for the month of October, I thought I really should go to Mackanac Island. Being born and raised in Michigan, I had been that way several times, but had never gone to the Island.

Today at Jan and Tom's Place, they are hosting a Somewhere In Time meme. I am going to combine this with Show and Tell at Kelli's. Boy, it is a busy time in Blogland!!

I have always considered Somewhere In Time one of my all time favorite movies. I so wanted to walk where Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour had been. So along with Kathy and her husband, my dream came true! This is one of the pictures hung on the wall in the Grand Hotel...Christopher Reeves sleeping on the famous porch.

Another picture from a collage they have on display.

Ok, time for a squeal...yep, it is his hat!

There even is a store on the Island devoted to movie memorabilia. Take money!

I am sure the stars all saw this view going over to the Island.

Looking down the one side of the Grand is truly grand!

Maybe, they rode in a carriage just like this one.

And maybe looked down the street of the town like I did.

If you stay at the famous Hotel, like in the movie, today you would be given soap and lotion like these. The Geranium is is their symbol.

I purchased this lovely alabaster type box. Grand Hotel is on the lid.

Horse and carriage on the side. Ok, I need to breathe......

Bought this charm bracelet to keep in the box.

I am telling you, it was absolutely beautiful, so romantic, and so exciting to be there. The only thing that could have made it better if Jane Seymour walked down the hallway!

Day 14 - Giving thanks today for the joy of travel. No matter where I go, miles away or up north to a cabin...I love to travel, meet new people, and learn about this wonderful earth we live on.


Shelia said...

OH, Ceekay! How wonderful! I have always wanted to go see the Grand Hotel and that island! How marvelous you got to do this. I'll have my post up for tomorrow's Somewhere in Time party! Should be fun.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jan and Tom's Place said...


Such gorgeous, in-person stuff! Wish I'd been there with you!

Someday...maybe, Tom and I will just have to take that big trip NORTH and go to Mackinac Island!!

Thanks for participating.


ivoryspring said...

Lovely bracelet!!!

Dianne said...

That was really a treat for you! Thanks for sharing your awesome trip with us. Makes me miss Christopher Reeve even more.

Kathy said...

A beautiful reminder of a perfect day!

A Hint of Home said...

Isn't that hotel just "Grand"? I'm so glad you got to see it. It has so much history and is beautiful to see.

Bo said...

Oh, I'd love to go see the island and that Grand Hotel! I'll have to add that to my "Bucket List"...thanks for sharing your visit with us! ;-) Bo

Hootin' Anni said... still my heart!!!

Wow, just plain wow!!!

Ya, I'd squeal too, the hat....oh boy, oh boy.

My show n tell this week is all Thanksgiving ---come by if you can find time...won't you?

Happy weekend!

Stacey said...

Oh I'm jealous. I have always wanted to go there too. Amazing that you got to combine that travel with the party!

Elizabeth said...

It's so great to read about your experience on Mackinac and see the great original photos you got!

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh what a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing!

Lady Katherine said...

What a wonderful trip, love the braclet, but the albaster is great. I can see you had a great time!

Mrs. Miles said...

Thanks so much for sharing all this - I may never get here so this is second best. Much appreciated - your journalling made me feel like I was along with ya!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I know I will never get there so I really enjoyed seeing it thru your eyes. I loved it. Have a super great weekend Ceekay.

Grandma Faith said...

I have just added Mackinac Island to my list of places I must go. I enjoyed your post so much. Thanks for the tour. Love, Faith

Claudie said...

Oh you lucky girl. R.J. and I have been wanting to go to the Grand Hotel since we moved back East in Ottawa. I just told him after reading your post that we are surely making the trip this summer and staying at the hotel. It must be very expensive!! Oh but some some reason I think it would be worth every penny.
Thanks for the post. I do remember looking at it when you posted it in Oct. but enjoyed seeing them again.
Have a great weekend
Claudie from not too far away Canada

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How wonderful that you were able to actually visit this place! I'll bet it was like a bit of magic.

Michelle said...

Oh I am so jealous!! As you can see from my earlier post this is one of my favorite romantic movies! I've always wanted to go to The Grand Hotel. One day I will. Until then I will have to look at your pictures. :)

Carla said...

What fun! Thank you for sharing today:)

"Blossom" said...

We had so much fun when Steve and I visited there last year. Such a neat little town. We rode the bicycles around the island and took on whole day over on the island. The second day we just walked around looking at all the houses. We went to the water falls in Michigan and played a couple days of golf. The hotel was my favorite. We sat on the front porch and people watched.

Needled Mom said...

It is a beautiful place. The photos are wonderful.

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh how wonderful...and pretty treasures to remember it all by! Great post!

Warm Wishes,

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

This was such a fun and inspiring way to display your adventure. You have a wonderful way of giving others joy!

Sweetie said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful visit to Mackanac Island. It always seemed to me as if it was just place in the movies. I had never thought of it as "real."

Miss Janice said...

I can't believe you went there. Oh, that is so special and you have the mementos to prove it! I would love to go for afternoon tea there someday. Thanks for sharing...

Janet said...

Thanks for your comment about my daughter's music box for Show and Tell Friday - I do remember the playdoh set you talked about in the comment - aren't those memories just so sweet? Thanks for sharing!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing your pictures of the Grand Hotel. I regret that we didn't visit there when we lived in Indiana in the late 90s. It wasn't as far from Indiana, now we are so far away in FL!

The alabaster box and charm bracelet are beautiful memories of your special trip there.


Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Hi CeeKay! Thank you for visiting today~

The gowns in my slideshow are not mine, but I do own some. They are so gorgeous and much like Elise would've worn as well.

Great post. I'm so glad you got to go, how fun! Lovely items you took home with you.

I would love to see your pics from the play!!

Yes, I have been to several Titanic exhibits, the Titanic musical, the last dinner on Titanic, and the Titanic museum in Branson twice. Yah... I'm a fanatic!

Have a great weekend,

Jules said...

Thanks for stopping by on my blog today. I enjoyed reading yours today and seeing your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Ann said...

That is so cool! Looks like you had a blast.

Lisa Ann said...

I'm glad you got your QVC centerpiece!

Linda C said...

Great pictures of the island and all the beauty there!
Linda C

Kelli said...

What a wonderful trip and I love all the treasures you brought back. Especially the charm bracelet!

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