It’s Labour Day here Canada and in the States. If you’re not familiar with it, Labour Day is a national holiday in which rich people go out of town for a three-day weekend and have poor people wait on them. 😉 I would be one of those poor people who is working tomorrow…
Appropriately, Pegman takes us to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Grand Hotel has been a favorite vacation destination of Americans since 1877. If you’d rather skip the hotel, you have the whole of Mackinac Island to wander.
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A Timely Encounter
We agree to meet at the base of the stairs leading to Fort Mackinac at 3:00. I arrive early and pace nervously, looking up the stairs into the blue abyss, wishing it would swallow me whole, wondering if I have completely lost my mind in agreeing to come.
I finally force myself to sit on the bench and relax, taking deep breaths of sea air, closing my eyes, feeling my heart slow to a steady beat.
Restored, I open my eyes and watch a man slowly make his way towards me. He looks as nervous as I. Still tremulous, I slowly stand when he is within handshaking distance…
We both jump out of our skins in fright, our hands going to our chests in the same manner. Helluva time for the cannonball fire.
“Jesus Christ!” we yell in unison. Looking at each other, we burst into laughter.