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Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-05, 12:45

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The damn teenaged daughter ruined the pic with her cream colored top instead of stark white top

Plus they aren't exactly following the dress code rules. My guess is they just walked up there to take a picture as the sun was going down.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-05, 12:45

By-Tor wrote:Just send the kids to the waterpark and arcade while enjoying your tea and a spliff on the veranda.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-05-05, 12:47

DWags wrote:I got kicked out of there once. Not a ghost story either.

Did you try to fight somebody in the parking lot?

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 12:51



I'd fight someone if they made me stay in a place like this..

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Rocinante on 2016-05-05, 12:53

Come on... Nobody got the somewhere in time reference?

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2016-05-05, 12:57

Rocinante wrote:Come on... Nobody got the somewhere in time reference?

Sure. Probably haven't seen it since the mid 80s though.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 12:57

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It really is worth staying at least once, not my normal cuppa but I've enjoyed myself there. It kind of takes you back to another time, think the 1900-1930 era. I wouldn't want to live it every day but nothing wrong with experiencing it now and then. Men and women "dressed" for meals, afternoon tea on the veranda and personalized service.

That actually sounds horrible. No wonder God put an iceberg in front of the Titanic.



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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 12:57

Rocinante wrote:Come on... Nobody got the somewhere in time reference?
Goose said it took him back to, like, the 30's or whatever decade he lives in.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by DWags on 2016-05-05, 12:58

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:
DWags wrote:I got kicked out of there once. Not a ghost story either.

Did you try to fight somebody in the parking lot?

Had a tank top on. It was after six. I'm a bad ass.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 13:00

DWags wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:

Did you try to fight somebody in the parking lot?

Had a tank top on. It was after six. I'm a bad ass.



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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by DWags on 2016-05-05, 13:01

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
DWags wrote:

Had a tank top on. It was after six. I'm a bad ass.




I think mine was blue, and a bit smelly. I might have had a couple beers too.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 13:03

DWags wrote:
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I think mine was blue, and a bit smelly. I might have had a couple beers too.
they did you a favor..



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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 13:04

Robert J Sakimano wrote:

I'd fight someone if they made me stay in a place like this..



And this is why I spend my day reading outside and my nights in the cupola bar. On a sidenote: I predict this is the year I strangle the Musser boy who rides around the porch on his old-timey bike selling Coke and ringing that motherfucking bell.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-05, 13:04

DWags wrote:
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I think mine was blue, and a bit smelly. I might have had a couple beers too.

Wags is a goddamned badass. The only thing I can't figure is you in a tank top? How the hell did you carry your fags?


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

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

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:

I'd fight someone if they made me stay in a place like this..



And this is why I spend my day reading outside and my nights in the cupola bar. On a sidenote: I predict this is the year I strangle the Musser boy who rides around the porch on his old-timey bike selling Coke and ringing that motherfucking bell.

lol, then we can bump this thread - it'll be marvelous.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 13:07

LooseGoose wrote:
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And this is why I spend my day reading outside and my nights in the cupola bar. On a sidenote: I predict this is the year I strangle the Musser boy who rides around the porch on his old-timey bike selling Coke and ringing that motherfucking bell.

lol, then we can bump this thread - it'll be marvelous.

Yeah, you're going to hand deliver this post to the prosecutor just to make sure they know it's a premeditated crime.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 13:08

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:

I'd fight someone if they made me stay in a place like this..



And this is why I spend my day reading outside and my nights in the cupola bar. On a sidenote: I predict this is the year I strangle the Musser boy who rides around the porch on his old-timey bike selling Coke and ringing that motherfucking bell.
yeah, that was the straw that broke the Mackinaw back for me.. I must admit, I miss the lazy days of reading on the windswept veranda, sipping an iced tea and looking forward to an elegant dinner.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 13:11

here is my wife and I enjoying a leisurely evening stroll last summer.. we so look forward to many more visits this year..



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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-05, 13:14

Robert J Sakimano wrote:here is my wife and I enjoying a leisurely evening stroll last summer.. we so look forward to many more visits this year..

Was she as happy as this wife?

“Once in a lifetime luxury”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
I convinced my husband to drive to the Grand Hotel from the Madison, WI area for a long 3 day weekend during a Spring Special they had advertised. The roadtrip was beautiful, only 6 hours and coming into the island on the ferry with our bikes was relaxing. As you approach the shore, you can see the Grand Hotel, and it is larger than life. Our bags were delivered to our hotel, so we biked to the entrance and were greeted by a wonderful woman. We were shown where to park our bikes, and then were escorted to a gorgeous room. Our room included a large breakfast and 5 course dinner, and all three days a new menu was left in our room to choose from...it was heaven! The grounds are immaculate, the pool was perfect after biking around the island or playing tennis, and the ice cream shop recently added just made the late evenings perfect. Will try to go back again as it was well worth every penny!!

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 13:16

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
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And this is why I spend my day reading outside and my nights in the cupola bar. On a sidenote: I predict this is the year I strangle the Musser boy who rides around the porch on his old-timey bike selling Coke and ringing that motherfucking bell.
yeah, that was the straw that broke the Mackinaw back for me.. I must admit, I miss the lazy days of reading on the windswept veranda, sipping an iced tea and looking forward to an elegant dinner.


Don't forget the woodwind concerto clashes with that motherfucking bike bell.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-05, 13:19

tGreenWay wrote:On a sidenote: I predict this is the year I strangle the Musser boy who rides around the porch on his old-timey bike selling Coke and ringing that motherfucking bell.


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 13:22

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:here is my wife and I enjoying a leisurely evening stroll last summer.. we so look forward to many more visits this year..

Was she as happy as this wife?

“Once in a lifetime luxury”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
I convinced my husband to drive to the Grand Hotel from the Madison, WI area for a long 3 day weekend during a Spring Special they had advertised. The roadtrip was beautiful, only 6 hours and coming into the island on the ferry with our bikes was relaxing. As you approach the shore, you can see the Grand Hotel, and it is larger than life. Our bags were delivered to our hotel, so we biked to the entrance and were greeted by a wonderful woman. We were shown where to park our bikes, and then were escorted to a gorgeous room. Our room included a large breakfast and 5 course dinner, and all three days a new menu was left in our room to choose from...it was heaven! The grounds are immaculate, the pool was perfect after biking around the island or playing tennis, and the ice cream shop recently added just made the late evenings perfect. Will try to go back again as it was well worth every penny!!
that's awesome..

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by DWags on 2016-05-05, 13:22

LooseGoose wrote:
DWags wrote:

I think mine was blue, and a bit smelly. I might have had a couple beers too.

Wags is a goddamned badass. The only thing I can't figure is you in a tank top? How the hell did you carry your fags?


My bitch does. Doesn't everyones?

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 13:32

here are some more online reviews:

“We'd make ourselves a drink in the evening before dinner and sit on a rocking chair, reading.”

“The porch is wonderful, sit for a while, smell the breeze and listen to the clippity clop of the horses hoofs.”

The very best thing I ate was the chilled butternut squash soup.The hotel is really great for vegetarian and pescatarian visitors!

We went downstairs to relax on the luscious porch and felt so relaxed. They were setting up the afternoon high tea and it looked wonderful



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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-05, 13:38

Doesn't the thought of horses clippity clopping bring a measure of peace to your heart on this national day of prayer?

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 13:40

LooseGoose wrote:Doesn't the thought of horses clippity clopping bring a measure of peace to your heart on this national day of prayer?

I'm mostly concerned with catching a whiff of Rusty's Best as he clippity clops on by.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by DWags on 2016-05-05, 13:41

tGreenWay wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Doesn't the thought of horses clippity clopping bring a measure of peace to your heart on this national day of prayer?

I'm mostly concerned with catching a whiff of Rusty's Best as he clippity clops on by.

Dont feed him beefaroni

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 13:42

LooseGoose wrote:Doesn't the thought of horses clippity clopping bring a measure of peace to your heart on this national day of prayer?


dang it.. I knew I should've prayed for that during the National Day of Prayer.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 13:44

DWags wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

I'm mostly concerned with catching a whiff of Rusty's Best as he clippity clops on by.

Dont feed him beefaroni


They probably bought too much of the stuff.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-05, 13:45

DWags wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

I'm mostly concerned with catching a whiff of Rusty's Best as he clippity clops on by.

Dont feed him beefaroni


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Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-05, 13:46

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:here is my wife and I enjoying a leisurely evening stroll last summer.. we so look forward to many more visits this year..

Was she as happy as this wife?

“Once in a lifetime luxury”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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The pool was perfect!

Anyone there during a Spring Special wouldn't be spending too much time at the pool.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 13:56

NigelUno wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

Was she as happy as this wife?


The pool was perfect!

Anyone there during a Spring Special wouldn't be spending too much time at the pool.

In warmer weather the pool is always too crowded, mostly with little kids. There's not enough chlorine in the world to get me in that thing.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 13:58

tGreenWay wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

The pool was perfect!

Anyone there during a Spring Special wouldn't be spending too much time at the pool.

In warmer weather the pool is always too crowded, mostly with little kids. There's not enough chlorine in the world to get me in that thing.
I don't know.. a copious amount of chlorine would only add to the whimsical charm of the clippity-clop of horses.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-05-05, 13:59

Robert J Sakimano wrote:

I'd fight someone if they made me stay in a place like this..


It looks like the Easter bunny puked all over that room.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 13:59

LooseGoose wrote:
DWags wrote:

Dont feed him beefaroni


We rented a two-person carriage to ride around for a couple of hours. I asked the guy getting everything ready for us how many times do people make the reference to Rusty, and he said it's endless. I got the impression he's tired of talking about anything related to that storyline.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 14:01

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:

I'd fight someone if they made me stay in a place like this..


It looks like the Easter bunny puked all over that room.
I would be scared to close my eyes in there.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by DWags on 2016-05-05, 14:04

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

It looks like the Easter bunny puked all over that room.
I would be scared to close my eyes in there.

Even if you did, you could still see it.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2016-05-05, 14:04

I've only been to macinac once in my adult life, not that hotel. Just spent a day there in September one year. It was coincidentally during some huge state republican conference.

Look, Bob, I'm going to level with you. Seeing all of those people in button down shirts and sweater vests combined with the clippity clop of horses was absolutely magical.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 14:05

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

In warmer weather the pool is always too crowded, mostly with little kids. There's not enough chlorine in the world to get me in that thing.
I don't know.. a copious amount of chlorine would only add to the whimsical charm of the clippity-clop of horses.


Maybe if I was mainlining it, or it was hooked up to a catheter.

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