Being a little white dog is tough during winter time on Mackinac Island. Let's just say there's a lot of snow to get lost in. The last few winters have been mild and the islanders have worried whether the traditional ice bridge would form. The ice bridge is when ice forms on Lake Michigan thick enough for snowmobile riders to actually ride from the peninsulas to the island and back. Tradition holds that we mark the pathway with Christmas trees.
No worries this winter as the polar vortex has brought extra cold temperatures everywhere. Snow or not the fudge shop is open. The main tourist season is over, but there is still plenty to do at the Historic McMurphy Inn and Fudge shop. For a pup like me, the best thing is to wear my pink sweater and my best snow boots. Even better is to curl up next to the lobby fireplace and take in the smells of fudge as Allie works on new recipes and Frances knits blankets for the newborns at the local hospitals.
What do you do to make it through six more weeks of winter?
For more pictures of the 2013-14 winter on Mackinac Island check out this link: http://www.mackinacblog.com