Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day Four of our 5 Year Anniversary Trip

If you've missed days 1-3, you can see them here, here and here. ☺

On Day 4, we woke up and had breakfast again at The Inn at Stonecliffe, where we were staying. After breakfast, we checked out of Stonecliffe and had our bags sent to The Mission Pointe Resort, where we would be staying the next 2 nights. We then hopped on a shuttle that took us to The Grand Hotel, where Jake was golfing that day. I rode along to take in the beautiful scenery and to get some practice time in with my DSLR camera. There were so many beautiful landscapes and flowers! Here are some pictures of the golf course, Jake golfing and some practice pictures. ;-)

This is the very well kept street that runs up in between the Grand Hotel Golf Course (also know as the Jewel or the first 9 holes) and the Grand Hotel itself. You can see Lake Huron in the background.

I've mentioned hotel shuttles the last couple of days, well this is the Grand Hotel shuttle. Very fancy!

The beautiful, immaculately kept hotel grounds.

Jake putting while we waited to get started.

Some beautiful flowers at the Grand Hotel.

The beautiful golf course!

A mama duck and her ducklings. ♥

The back 9 holes are actually played at the Grand Hotel's "Woods" location. You take a carriage ride up to the back 9 (called The Woods), which was actually right by The Inn at Stonecliffe.

They built the front 9, or the Jewel, in 1901 and later thought they needed to make this an 18 hole golf course and added the Woods 9 in 1994.

A beautiful home that sits on the golf course.

After golfing, we took a taxi to the Mission Pointe Resort where we were staying for the next 2 nights.

I actually took this picture later in our trip, when we went para-sailing.

I took this picture of the resort from their observation tower, which you can see on the left had side of the picture above.

These next three pictures are of their main lobby.

For whatever reason, I don't have any pictures of our room. :-( But here are some I found online. We had a king size, jacuzzi suite, however, we didn't realize it but this hotel had no air conditioning. We had a fan, that really did keep us cool and the weather was so great that it didn't really ever get hot, but we did miss the air conditioning and probably wouldn't have stayed there had we realized this. But the history of this hotel was really cool and its a great place for families.

This was the hot tub on our patio. The best part of the whole room.
Photos of Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

The suite had a little foyer and directly to the left was the bathroom. There were two other doors in the foyer, one leading to the bedroom and the other leading to the living room. The patio was right off the living room. 

After checking in and getting settled, we had dinner at one of the Resorts restaurants... Chianti. Its an Italian Restaurant. We actually sat outside, overlooking Lake Huron. I didn't bring my camera to dinner, so I don't have any pictures of this either, but here is what their dining room looks like.

After dinner we changed and went and played miniature golf on the Resorts putting green.

After playing miniature golf, we went over and sat on their beautiful lawn, looking out at the lake! We watched the sunset and then went back to our room. It was a great day and evening!


Holly said...

Again, your photography skills are just awesome now. What a gorgeous view while Jake golfed!

Holly said...

What a gorgeous place! Love all your photos!

Shannon said...

That golf course is beautiful.

And that hot tub? What what? Totally fab.