12 responses to An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Mackinac Island
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    Comment on Mackinac Island is beautiful! (November 10th, 2015 at 11:31)

    Mackinac Island is beautiful!

    It sounds like they had a great time and managed to pack a lot into just 4 days! Mackinac Island, St. Ignace, and the Mackinac Bridge are truly beautiful and some of Michigan’s best places to visit. My only disappointment when visiting the area is that the fudge cooking in the shops smells so much better than it tastes. 🙂

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Mackinac Island (November 10th, 2015 at 17:10)

    Thanks, Rebecca, for bringing back some fond memories from about 25 years ago when my family and I visited Mackinac, St. Ignace, Frankenmuth. I had to get a photo of my husband (then a postmaster) in front of their post office, and he took one of me in front of the public library (I’ve worked in libraries most of my life). It was so nice not having to dodge vehicular traffic! Wish I could spend a lot more time there, though I’d be pretty stressed to stay there in winter when the lakes are iced over.

    That was a nice mini-getaway!

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Island (November 10th, 2015 at 20:52)


    I actually live just 20 minutes from Mackinac city and around the first week of October 2015 this year had a chance to talk with a couple from Holmes co. I think new hope area that had transported amish to the island . It was so nice talking about how much we enjoy Holmes county. As I was raised Mennonite. We go to the island a lot because we are so close. Often see amish and always want to find out where they are visiting from.

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    Comment on Island (November 10th, 2015 at 21:01)


    Sorry I mis-typed mt hope area

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    Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Mackinac Island (November 11th, 2015 at 04:27)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Mackinac Island (November 11th, 2015 at 22:07)

    Cool story, I’m glad they enjoyed their trip.
    Myself, I’ve never been there, but I’ve read a little bit about a bit of the island’s history, especially the Anglo-American military conflict involving the island in the 1812 time period.
    I have no idea if there is a historic site on the island dedicated to that, but it is a curious thing to me the importance of that island in the conflict (or at least geographically and tactically).

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Mackinac Island (November 12th, 2015 at 11:14)

    SHOM, there IS a fort on the island (we visited it). Here’s the info:

    It made quite an impression on our (then) 15-year-old son &(then)8 1/2 year old daughter. The island is definitely worth visiting. I hope you get to do so.

    Alice Mary

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    The Other Erik
    Comment on Cushion game? (November 14th, 2015 at 01:08)

    Cushion game?

    I just searched on google.com for the “Cushion game” mentioned in this story, but could not figure out what that refers to. Does anybody know?

    Also, Rebecca mentioned spending time in a hotel’s exercise room. I wonder whether that was a novelty, or whether some Amish in Holmes county go to public gyms because they live more sedentary lives. Amish people using exercise equipment paints an interesting mental picture.

    Thanks to Rebecca for sharing her story.

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    Amish-girl Rebecca
    Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Mackinac Island (November 21st, 2015 at 12:27)

    The reason I usually frequent hotel exercise rooms is because at home you do plenty physical work and then when you’re on vacation it’s hard to stay in shape, especially because you eat too much goodies and sit too much. More sedentary lives ? H-m-m-m- That makes me smile. Yes maybe our jobs are more so in these days, but there’s still plenty physical things to do- yardwork, gardening, walking, volleyball, playing with the kids, biking, etc. The cushion game you need two cushions and an even number of people sitting in a circle (on the bus we improvised this one). Every other person is on a team and the cushions are started at opposite sides and Team A passes their cushion across their opponent beside them to his teammate , meanwhile Team B is doing the same thing on the other side of the circle, both going clockwise. Your goal is to have your cushion pass the other team’s and you won.

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    Sandra Kathleen
    Comment on What a Wonderful Time You Had! (November 27th, 2015 at 12:57)

    What a Wonderful Time You Had!


    I loved hearing about your short, but fun-packed trip. I’ve never heard about Mackinac Island as a travel destination, but am looking into it for a possible future adventure.

    Thank you for generously sharing with us. It was really heart-warming to know about things I used to do with my family when I was a girl…singing and playing games as we traveled.

    Sandra Kathleen

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    Amish Girl-Rebecca
    Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Mackinac Island (November 28th, 2015 at 09:17)

    Sandra, you’ve got to go sometime, it’s such a neat place. also Holland, MI during tulip time is great ! You could also try Sand dune rides along Lake Michigan.

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    Barbara Sears
    Comment on Mackinac Island (December 4th, 2015 at 14:21)

    Mackinac Island

    I grew up near there. Thank you for taking me back to memories of home.

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