whiling away the day
at the casual and welcoming
“come, gentlemen, i hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”
-william shakespeare, the merry wives of windsor
leelanau peninsula, michigan, usa – summer 2018
through the generations, murdick’s fudge on mackinac island
has been recognized as an iconic michigan favorite.
with 17 fudge shops on the celebrated historical mackinac island of michigan,
all offering free samples,
there is an ongoing rivalry between 6 rival companies,
each claiming to be the best.
my suggestion is to try them all to make it a fair contest
and decide for yourself.
mackinac island fudge festival | august 21-23, 2015
while fudge was not invented on mackinac island, mackinac island’s fudge has become the most popular fudge in america. this festival celebrates the creamy goodness with events such as Dining Under the Influence of Fudge, Fudge on the Rocks, Michigan Craft Brew Beer Tastings, Great Turtle Slow Ride and the coveted “Daddy, I Want the Golden Ticket” vacation giveaway.
happy national fudge day – june 16
save the earth. it’s the only planet with chocolate. ~author unknown
Covering 3.8 square miles, Mackinac Island is located in Lake Huron at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsula. It is only accessible by ferry or plane. • The island was home to Native American settlements before European exploration began in the 1600s.
It also was a key site for the Great Lakes Fur Trade and was home to Fort Mackinac, built by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was the scene of two battles during the War of 1812. In the late 19th century, the island became a popular tourist destination and summer colony, and that popularity gets stronger by the summer.
The entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Battle sites, historic buildings, the fort, and dozens of additional diversions, including Original Murdick’s Fudge, entertain visitors.
Because automobiles were banned from the village in 1898, and from the park in 1901, on-island transit is by foot, horse, carriage and bicycle.
image credits: mackinacisland.com, originalmurdicksfudge.com, michigan.com
and thanks for being in a the shape of a mitten
so i can always show where i’m from
or where i’m going
or where i got lost
and thanks for both peninsulas
i love both of you
and thanks for being surrounded by the 5 great lakes so i never go thirsty
and for being so close to canada so i can travel internationally
i know you’ve had some rough years
but you look pretty good for your age
at least to me.