June 14, 2006

A Perfect Summer Afternoon on the Island

After a whole morning of walking and biking around Mackinac Island, my friends and I finally stopped for a late lunch. We were all starving by then, but with so many cool restaurants on Main Street alone, where to eat was not an easy decision. It never is for us anyhow deciding on where to eat or what to eat.

After strolling through a handful of restaurants, we decided on The Carriage House at the Hotel Iroquois, not knowing what a treat of a view would be waiting for us there. We had our delicious lunch on the hotel terrace looking out to beautiful Lake Huron. We relaxed, had a wonderful lunch, and congratulated ourselves on finding such a dreamy place to spend the afternoon.

It couldn't have been more perfect than that, that was until a garden snake chased by the hotel's staff slowly made his way across the lawn in front of our eyes. "Oh he's harmless and has been around for weeks! We've been trying to catch him, but hasn't had much luck!" Our server said.

I tried to avert my eyes back to the gorgeous view of the lake and ignore the goosebumps quickly popping up on my arms.

All in all ... that was a perfect summer afternoon!

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