Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The truly lovely Madeline Island!!!!!!

Here we are on our way to Madeline Island!  Madeline Island is a pretty little island just off the shore by Bayfield Wisconsin.  We took the ferry ride over along with our friends and two of our vehicles.  I love the ferry ride!!!!  Lake Superior is so beautiful, I grew up south of this area so the shoreline here was a regular summer destination.  I'm so glad that since I didn't get to live near Lake Superior I do get to live right next to Lake Michigan!  lucky me!! 

Ferry picture, I love the ropes. 

One of the beaches on the island.

The post office!  I know it doesn't seem all that fabulous to most people, but my great grandmother was post mistress here when my grandma was a young girl.  Grandma said that she and her brother used to make little sachets filled with balsam to sell to the tourists.  Even back then, Madeline Island drew tourists!

One of the Madeline Island ferries.  
There will be more Madeline pictures later, I love LOVE LOVE Madeline Island.
I'll just leave you with one thought, there was a sign at the gift shop:


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A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like an amazing Island to discover. Enjoy your summer weather.

Keep Stitchin' said...

Sorry I didn't see this sooner, I wasn't on the computer much the last couple of weeks. What a neat trip. We went up to Lake Superior on our way to Canada one year, then went to Mackinaw Island! So cool! Thanks for sharing the memories, and pics! And we're even closer to Lake Michigan than before; only one block!

Jeanne said...

Looks like a fun trip. How neat to have the info about your great grandmother and the post office!

Susan Freebery said...

I understand your need for water. I, too, have to live near water or I feel bad. You have Lake Michigan and I have the Gulf. We are water babies! This island looks amazing. How wonderful.