You get there by walking up this hill:
Once you get there you can explore a number of old military buildings, like this one
or you can just go the Tea Room for lunch as we did.
I have not eaten at the Tea Room since 1973 when I went with two high school friends. I took a picture from my scrapbook to show you.
Enough reminiscing....Back to the current trip....
The Tea Room has the best views of any of the island restaurants. We sat on the balcony above these yellow umbrellas.
I wanted to be as high up as possible to take in the gorgeous views.
This time I am dining with my wonderful husband. This time I am also old enough to have an alcoholic drink with my lunch. :)
Lunch was a roasted turkey breast and Havarti cheese sandwich which was delicious (and much healthier than that huge sundae I had in 1973)
While walking by one of the inns, I snapped a picture of this man carting laundry back to the inn.
It also appeared to be garbage pick up day on the island.
I like how the Lilac Hotel had flowers to match their awnings:
They were almost the exact shade of purple.
All in all we had a great time on Makinac Island. The last time we were on the island was in 2011. I did a post at that time about the Grand Hotel, carriage ride, etc. If you want to see that one,
Until next time.............
I hope I don't have to wait another 40 years to eat here again!