Sunday, July 3, 2016

Dressed up for Fourth of July on Mackinac Island Pink Saturday

I'm going to take Blogger's Prerogative -- just coined this term -- and switch the order of my announced posts. I'm in the mood for sharing my Fourth of July pictures from Mackinac and that's just what I'm going to do. To paraphrase Lesley Gore, "It's my blog and I'll post what I want to."
 

I'm not sure I've ever seen a place in America that looked as pretty for the Fourth of July as Mackinac Island. We were still ten days away from the holiday and the decorations were everywhere. I'm sure flags fly there throughout the year, but the decorations abounded and the flags flew high.
 
One of the landmark inns of the island dressed for Independence Day
 
Fort Mackinac -- on the hill -- overlooking Lady Liberty.
 
The fort was built in 1780, on the site of a French fort. The fort went back and forth between America and Britain until the Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 and in July 1815 the fort went back to America. Mackinac Island and the Straits of Mackinac were important to America for control of the Great Lakes.  
 
Another beautiful inn, this one surrounded by the peonies blooming everywhere on the island.
 
Yes, I love this island and I love sharing its beauty with you. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and very happy Pink Saturday and Sunday wishes!



10 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

Thank you for sharing these great pictures. I love all pictures of our American Flag. Happy 4th of July!

Elaine Sipos said...

Looks nice and relaxing! #SlowDownAndEnjoy!

Wandering Wren said...

Happy 4th of July - I hope you are having a lovely day, I have enjoyed visiting Mackinac Island with you!
Wren x

TARYTERRE said...

A lovely place. HAPPY 4th of JULY.

Simply Linda said...

Very pretty...happy July 4th, Carol.

Karen said...

What a great place. Truly beautiful. Happy 4th!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Hope you had a Happy 4th of July!

Theresa said...

Beautiful and Patriotic! Enjoy your day dear friend. Hugs

Annesphamily said...

Wonderful photos! Love your shares always. It is good to visit you as you paint a pretty picture. Take care and enjoy your warmer weather. Try to stay cool. We have been in the deep fryer for a long while now. Enjoy your days! xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They really do have everything dressed up for the fourth! You've taken some wonderful photos of this trip! I've never been there so I'm really enjoying them. Hugs, Diane