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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-23, 10:14

Caution - Slide Show.

But a few good tips for those of you planning an Island getaway after reading this thread.

Mackinac Island: Classic spots every first timer must see

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-23, 11:16

“Would have been great if it weren't for the horse poop!”

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42423-r1230542-Mackinac_Island_Mackinac_County_Upper_Peninsula_Michigan.html

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-23, 11:32

NigelUno wrote:“Would have been great if it weren't for the horse poop!”

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42423-r1230542-Mackinac_Island_Mackinac_County_Upper_Peninsula_Michigan.html


This is unpossible......she's making it up.

My husband and I flew into the island. One scary commuter flight and crazy hour long taxi ride finally got us there.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-23, 11:43

LooseGoose wrote:
NigelUno wrote:“Would have been great if it weren't for the horse poop!”

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42423-r1230542-Mackinac_Island_Mackinac_County_Upper_Peninsula_Michigan.html


This is unpossible......she's making it up.

My husband and I flew into the island. One scary commuter flight and crazy hour long taxi ride finally got us there.

If they were staying at Mission Point and had to make a few stops on the way...maybe.

Or a traffic jam.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-23, 12:13

Nothing beats climbing on rocks in your bare feet.

Pure Mackinac.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-05-23, 12:17

LooseGoose wrote:
NigelUno wrote:“Would have been great if it weren't for the horse poop!”

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42423-r1230542-Mackinac_Island_Mackinac_County_Upper_Peninsula_Michigan.html





This is unpossible......she's making it up.

My husband and I flew into the island. One scary commuter flight and crazy hour long taxi ride finally got us there.

Maybe they flew into Pellston and then got a guy from Levering to drive them MC. Ever been in a car driven by somebody from Levering? The answer is no. If it was yes you would not be alive to tell the story.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-23, 12:17

NigelUno wrote:Nothing beats climbing on rocks in your bare feet.

Pure Mackinac.
*in coordinated beach costumes..

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-05-23, 12:18

NigelUno wrote:Nothing beats climbing on rocks in your bare feet.

Pure Mackinac.

At least their clothing choices try to strike racial harmony.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-24, 08:33

Excuse the slideshow but some additional help for your vacation planning:

Mackinac Island: Can you find these hidden gems on your next visit?

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-24, 08:46

As Mackinac Island's historic Grand Hotel opened for its 129th season on May 1, it debuted its new Cupola Suites on its fourth floor.

The new Cupola Suites, perfect for families, are comprised of four bedrooms and two parlors. Guests can elect to have one bedroom, one bedroom with a parlor or two bedrooms with a parlor, depending on their needs.




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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-24, 09:11

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
As Mackinac Island's historic Grand Hotel opened for its 129th season on May 1, it debuted its new Cupola Suites on its fourth floor.

The new Cupola Suites, perfect for families, are comprised of four bedrooms and two parlors. Guests can elect to have one bedroom, one bedroom with a parlor or two bedrooms with a parlor, depending on their needs.





Is that artificial turf? Would be good for spills, I guess. Love the big air conditioning thing mounted on the wall too. Pure Mackinac.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-24, 09:22

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Robert J Sakimano wrote:





Is that artificial turf? Would be good for spills, I guess. Love the big air conditioning thing mounted on the wall too. Pure Mackinac.
I don't know but it looks like a great place for a family vacation.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-24, 09:46



On the left side you can have tea, on the right you can sit in the couch (which is placed in front of the window facing not the view of the island and water...but, the view of the room).

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-24, 09:48

NigelUno wrote:

On the left side you can have tea, on the right you can sit in the couch (which is placed in front of the window facing not the view of the island and water...but, the view of the room).

booking my trip as soon as I get finished typing this post..

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-24, 09:56

I think the appeal of being on the top floor (in a suite) at the Grand would be the view.  I can see why putting a couch in front of that view would be a good idea...or not.


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-05-24, 09:56

[quote="Robert J Sakimano"]
NigelUno wrote:

Is that artificial turf?

No. It's turf grass.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-24, 10:00

NigelUno wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:





Is that artificial turf? Would be good for spills, I guess. Love the big air conditioning thing mounted on the wall too. Pure Mackinac.

You'd do well to avoid Europe and the Florida Keys.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tanfan! on 2016-05-24, 11:07

LOve that place. Can't wait to go back

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-24, 11:14

tGreenWay wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

Is that artificial turf? Would be good for spills, I guess. Love the big air conditioning thing mounted on the wall too. Pure Mackinac.

You'd do well to avoid Europe and the Florida Keys.

Do those areas use artificial turf indoors as well?
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-24, 11:16

Tanfan! wrote:LOve that place. Can't wait to go back

TanFan then and now @ the Grand




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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-24, 11:20

Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the newest additions to Grand Hotel and we have the only clay pickle ball court in Michigan. Our Director of Tennis will provide guidance and instruction on how to play for newcomers and pickle ball pros alike. Come enjoy the recreational game of pickle ball, get some exercise, and have fun!

“My wife and I played on July 1. It was a great experience and we met two other couples that we played with. Great sport to work out physically. Thanks for the opportunity to play there. ” – Grand Hotel Guest
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-24, 11:21

LooseGoose wrote:
Tanfan! wrote:LOve that place. Can't wait to go back

TanFan then and now @ the Grand





I don't know.. my Instagram and Facebook account are really going to benefit from our family trip to the Grand Hotel coming up.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-24, 11:22

Pickleball was created in the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island – a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. A family friendly game, pickleball games take place on a badminton size court with four players. Combining the elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, pickleball is a great way to enjoy a fast paced game that’s easy to learn and fun to play!

The USAPA official Pickleball ambassadors for Mackinac Island, Marge and Rich Lind, are island residents who spend time in Arizona each winter where they first discovered the sport. Upon returning home to Mackinac this spring, they wanted to introduce residents and tourists to the game and spread the contagious pickleball excitement! As one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., Grand Hotel welcomes all guests to come enjoy two of the 1800+ pickleball courts in the United States.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-24, 11:27

NigelUno wrote:Pickleball was created in the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island – a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. A family friendly game, pickleball games take place on a badminton size court with four players. Combining the elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, pickleball is a great way to enjoy a fast paced game that’s easy to learn and fun to play!

The USAPA official Pickleball ambassadors for Mackinac Island, Marge and Rich Lind, are island residents who spend time in Arizona each winter where they first discovered the sport. Upon returning home to Mackinac this spring, they wanted to introduce residents and tourists to the game and spread the contagious pickleball excitement! As one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., Grand Hotel welcomes all guests to come enjoy two of the 1800+ pickleball courts in the United States.
so, you're saying that I can enjoy high tea, sleep in one of those ravishing bedrooms, eat fudge, look at horses walking up and down the street, and get to spend time with fellow pickleball enthusiasts all on the same trip?






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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-24, 11:28

NigelUno wrote:“My wife and I played on July 1. It was a great experience and we met two other couples that we played with. ” – Grand Hotel Guest

So they even have orgies at the Grand! It's a full service hotel.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2016-05-24, 11:38

Why does Bob hate white people having fun in their own way?
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by InTenSity on 2016-05-24, 11:40

Floyd Robertson wrote:Why does Bob hate white people having fun in their own way?
That seems to be a general theme with him. Happy people make bob sarcastic.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-24, 11:48

InTenSity wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:Why does Bob hate white people having fun in their own way?
That seems to be a general theme with him. Happy people make bob sarcastic.


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-24, 12:04

I wonder if the official Pickleball Ambassadors got hats.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-24, 12:08

NigelUno wrote:I wonder if the official Pickleball Ambassadors got hats.
I can see why pickleball is all the rage on Mackinac Island..



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Post by tanfan! on 2016-05-24, 12:10



I did it! I inserted a picture of a dick head!

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-24, 12:13

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
NigelUno wrote:I wonder if the official Pickleball Ambassadors got hats.
I can see why pickleball is all the rage on Mackinac Island..




You sly shit, you posted that because the woman on the left is showing some cameltoe.....

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LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote: I can see why pickleball is all the rage on Mackinac Island..

 


You sly shit, you posted that because the woman on the left is showing some cameltoe.....
Shocked

I realize that she's a little young to be hanging out at the Grand Hotel, but I suspect she is quite popular at the four o'clock jitterbug class being held on the windswept veranda.




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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2016-05-24, 12:22

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
NigelUno wrote:I wonder if the official Pickleball Ambassadors got hats.
I can see why pickleball is all the rage on Mackinac Island..




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Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-24, 13:08

NigelUno wrote:Pickleball was created in the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island – a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. A family friendly game, pickleball games take place on a badminton size court with four players. Combining the elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, pickleball is a great way to enjoy a fast paced game that’s easy to learn and fun to play!

The USAPA official Pickleball ambassadors for Mackinac Island, Marge and Rich Lind, are island residents who spend time in Arizona each winter where they first discovered the sport. Upon returning home to Mackinac this spring, they wanted to introduce residents and tourists to the game and spread the contagious pickleball excitement! As one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., Grand Hotel welcomes all guests to come enjoy two of the 1800+ pickleball courts in the United States.


Marge is even better at playing Hide the Pickle.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-24, 13:11

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
InTenSity wrote:
That seems to be a general theme with him. Happy people make bob sarcastic.




Five kids all under the age of ~ eight? Her vag must flap like the flag on a Coast Guard cutter.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-24, 13:21

tGreenWay wrote:
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Five kids all under the age of ~ eight? Her vag must flap like the flag on a Coast Guard cutter.

Not that your point is incorrect....but 5?

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