We were blessed with gorgeous weather our entire time during the Michigan Tea Tour.
Taking the ferry over to Mackinac Island the opulent Grand Hotel stands out like a beacon to visitors. Each room is decorated differently and above is where a couple of the ladies stayed.
We had reservations for afternoon tea and were delighted with the background music of a talented lady on a harp. Posing in all her splendour is Linda P. whose signature tea attire is a hat (or fascinator) and scarves. She certainly was an inspiration to be our best at all times and I have to admit I purchased a couple of fascinators and some scarves on the trip.
Afternoon tea was served on low tables and included champagne. To be honest, the tea was brewed too long for most of us but the dainty fare, delicious.
Here we are at our tables and Nancy from Two Cottages and Tea (second from left, in left photo) was able to join us to make 11.
Dinner at The Grand Hotel was an elegant affair and waiting for the rest of the group is my friend Gloria and I.
One can only get about the island by foot, horse or bicycle and while walking to explore the boutiques before leaving I captured this charming old stone church.
One final shot of the group of us together. Thanks again to Phyllis (centre) with help from her good friend Lori (3rd from left) who arranged a memorable trip of tea rooms and shopping. It was nice to make new friends; laugh, eat, shop and sip tea together.
Take Time for Tea