Friday, August 20, 2010

Sanders' Chocolate Shoes!

As I was composing my "Bucket List" I almost included "find out how much a Sanders' Chocolate Heel costs".  That seemed too easy.  So last night I walked to their shop just past the Shepler's Ferry dock and asked. The answer is $24.95!  They also had adorable chocolate baby booties filled with tiny chocolate rattles (sorry no pic for those).  Those run $12.95.    Awesome... I bet they are delicious.  Sanders also has some of their products in Mission Point's Lakeside Marketplace.  I've never seen shoes there, but the chocolate treats and candy apples are beautiful.  I wonder how well a chocolate high heel travels...
Having worked in a candy shop last summer, I especially appreciate sweets. Plus I have a sweet tooth.  I love candy.  I think I feel the same way about candy that Benjamin Franklin did about beer... it's proof God loves us.  Mackinac Island is a great place for someone with a passion for sweets.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Season "Bucket List"

Here is my "Bucket List" for this season. I know a true bucket list consists of things you want to do before you kick the bucket, so to speak. This is shorter term. I am blessed to be living on Mackinac Island and I want to enjoy it! The tourist season seems to end with October, so I have a nice amount of time left to tackle my list! We'll see how it goes!

I want to go dancing at the Grand with my husband. More than once.

I want to try the butternut squash ravioli at the Chophouse.

A trip to the fort is a must!

I have never been in a kayak. Rectifying that sounds fun.

I am going to ride a tandem. With my husband.

I want to buy something from Nephews. I want a dress, but budget might favor footwear.

The Bistro on the Greens is my favorite and they have a cheese platter as a dessert option.

Haunted Tours. Preferably led by my friend Meghan. Haunts of Mackinac & Haunts of Mission Point.

I want to watch the St. Ignace Fireworks. I want to make it up Fort Holmes. Potential two-for-one.

I would love to try Mackinaw Parasailing, but the cost of that makes it more of a bonus.

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's already August!?!

     I can't believe it's already August!  This summer is flying by.  I've only brought fudge home twice.  Much better statistics than last summer, but last summer I was pregnant. It wouldn't be fair to track the cravings of a mommy-to-be.  Last year, I had the fun job of selling sweets in a candy shop.  I learned how to make cotton candy and spent the day surrounded by candy.  And air conditioning.  Perfect for very pregnant me. This year, my primary job is Mommy to my 3-year-old and 9-month-old daughters.
     We moved to Mackinac Island this May, and our adventure began!  We rented a storage unit and limited our island belongings to what fits on a dray.  Not fun.  But a few months later we're still here.  Still figuring out, but here nonetheless.  
     Sometimes I receive the question, do you work here or live here? ...Yes.  And it's looking like we're going to stay through this winter.  I realize there are a few hundred people who survive Mackinac Island winters every year.  But I'm nervous; I respect these true, amazing year-rounders.
But for now it's still summer, and I mean to enjoy it!