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Michigan's Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island was the setting for the cult 1979 film 'Somewhere In Time,' starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer. This segment offers a 'Somewhere In Time' experience as well. June is Lilac Festival time on Mackinac Island. And our experience included the 18th Century experience of the iconic Grant hotel, complete with carriage lessons as we clip clopped past the painted Victorian mansions on the bluffs, through the dappled interior of the island and into the one of the Grandest Victorian era hotels in America. The Grand Hotel proudly and elegantly sells and giftwraps summer memories that often last a lifetime. After further immersion in Americana, American history and island-specialty fudge-making, we experienced and documented the Lilac Parade celebrating an idealized American sense of community that feels 'Somewhere In Time.'

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