Friday, September 11, 2015
Research Travel To My Favorite Places - Gail Gaymer Martin
My husband and I recently celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and we decided to go to one of our favorite locations, Mackinac Island on the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. The island is like stepping back in time with no automobiles. The only means of transportation is walking, biking, horseback riding or taking a horse and buggy taxi.
The historical hotel is lovely and has been the setting for movies. You might remember Somewhere In Time. The front porch is the longest in the world at 660 feet. I've stayed here before and often do book signings on the island since I'm a Michigander and many of my books are set in Michigan, including the Island. One of the most popular and a winner of the National Readers Choice Award and racked up two finalist awards. It's still available as an eBook.
Looking from our balcony window we could enjoy the old-world look with the lamps lightening the roadway and horse and carriages bringing guests to the hotel.
No matter when I come to the Island, I find new things to see and it inspires me to write a new novel set in this magical place. I hope to do that soon. I have one story outlined but it's finding time to bring it to life.
Visitors can visit Fort Mackinac and Fort Holmes. They can view the old fur trader buildings and see remnants of the Indiana population that lived her for years, such as Skull Cave. The amazing Arch is on the eight mile bicycle ride around the island or seen on a carriage tour. Don't miss this wonderful place if you travel to Michigan or make it your destination.
And while you travel or and just enjoying leisure time. don't miss my newest Love Inspired release A Husband For Christmas at the end of this month . You'll find it in stores everywhere. This is the second book in the Lilac Circle series, stories set around the residents of the cul de sac in the small town of Owosso. Enjoy meeting everyone, and if you missed the first novel, you can find it at most online bookstores.
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