Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

HDR photograph of the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, which was featured in the 1980 film "Somewhere in Time" starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour
HDR photograph of the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, which was featured in the 1980 film “Somewhere in Time” starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour

This is where Russian leaders Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev like to go when visiting the States. Very understandable – strikingly beautiful. Visited there myself when I was a little boy, oh the memories.

Catherine Sherman

Horseback riders pass the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Opened in 1887, the Grand Hotel is the largest summer hotel in the world. Motorized vehicles aren’t allowed on Mackinac Island, so everyone walks, rides bicycles, takes a horse-drawn carriage or goes on horseback.

This June, I finally visited Mackinac Island, Michigan. I’ve wanted to visited Mackinac Island, Michigan, and the Grand Hotel, ever since I saw “Somewhere in Time,” the 1980 romantic time-traveling movie starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. (Thanks to my husband. He did all of the driving.) What took me so long? The island and the hotel are fabulous.

The island is definitely a trip back in time. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the island, except an ambulance and a police car and snow mobiles in the winter. People get around on bicycles, on horse back, in horse-drawn carriages and on foot. The island is…

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