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The Lansing Journal journeys: Mackinac Island


submitted by Kris O’Connor

Kris O’Connor took a break from her salon—Classy Cuts (3365 Ridge Road)—to celebrate her 20th anniversary with her husband Brodie. They traveled to Mackinac Island, Michigan—and to make the occasion even more celebrative, they took along The Lansing Journal.

“It is hilarious—” wrote Kris, “everybody that sees my Lansing Journal thinks it’s from Lansing Michigan. And then they ask a bunch of questions about it. They’re like, ‘Where did you get that? When did that come out?’ And I tell them I’m from Lansing, Illinois, and they say hi from Lansing, Michigan.”

Brodie O’Connor takes The Lansing Journal on Shepler’s Ferry, the main ride from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island. (Photo: Kris O’Connor)
Kris takes her own copy of The Lansing Journal on the ferry. (Photo: Brodie O’Connor)
Brodie brings his Journal along to the restaurant in Mission Point Hotel, where the anniversary couple had dinner one night. (Photo: Kris O’Connor)
Kris enjoys one of the many fireplaces in the lobby of Mission Point Hotel. (Photo: Brodie O’Connor)
On the balcony of the Windmere Hotel, Kris relaxes with her hometown newspaper. (Photo: Brodie O’Connor)
Kris explains, “Brodie took a picture of me and the yellow porch at this hotel, and I took a picture of him at the entrance because the lake was behind him. But he wouldn’t smile.” (Photo: Kris O’Connor)
“These are just random friends we made in line,” says Kris. “Carrying the paper around brought up lots of conversations about Lansing Illinois in Lansing Michigan!”

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.