The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 24, 1978 · Page 15
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 15

Galveston, Texas
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Sunday, September 24, 1978
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Sunday Morning, September 24,1978 (Ci tt > Ox-idu- From Here To There By FRANCES KAY HARRIS There is one last bastion, one final hold-out, where "the good old days" still are alive and well. It is on Mackinac Island in Lake Michigan and belongs to the state of the same name. Mackinac Island is small — 2.5 by 3.5 miles and nine miles around along the lake-level road. It rises precipitously as you go inland, which can result in some glorious walks through the forest. Many horseback-riding trails and some steep bicycle tracks can take you across the island, which is surrounded by rock beaches where you can fish or swim. This small, hilly island boasts a winter population of only a few hundred. In the summer it is quite another story. Mackinac (pronounced mackin-aw) Good Old Days 9 Alive And Well On Mackinac Island Island has been a "posh" summer resort dating into the late 1800s. The wealthy folk from Chicago, Detroit and the large cities of Wisconsin discovered it and developed it for their own pleasure. Today the rest of the world has realized the advantage of its "old world charm," and they keep it filled to near-capacity in "season," a short one, from mid-June to September. This picturesque place is accessible only by water or aircraft. In the summer, fleets or ferries ply their way between Mackinac City on Michigan's lower peninsula and the island. This is the way most of the travelers arrive, unless they come by private boat, or fly into the small airport on a shuttle flight from any of the several larger nearby cities. In winter when the lake is frozen solid, the main mode of tran- sportation is snowmobile. No matter how you get to Mackinac Island, you will not find any automobiles. They are outlawed! (Well, to be absolutely accurate, there is a motorized fire truck, and the policeman has a car, "in case." Since there is no crime on the island, his car doesn't get much "exercise.") Should you arrive by snowmobile, leave it at the shoreline. It is not even allowed to be pulled up on land. You can get around the island by bicycle, horse (either on or behind) and "shank's mare." There are one-horse shays to rent (drive yourself) or you can hop aboard a "taxi." These surrey-type carriages" will take you to the main street that runs along the harbor, to the hotels and boarding houses, out to private homes, to the airport, and on sightseeing tours of the island. The regular trips will cost between $1 and $3. There are different prices for sightseeing. Just tell them at the hotel desk when you will be needing a taxi, and it will be there, some, literally, with bells on. From the moment you go ashore on Mackinac Island, you take a giant step backward in time. The harbor and main street look like those of an old New England village of the last century. The large, low, hotels that fare the water have wide porches so reminiscent of a bygone era, when rocking and looking were the most fascinating forms of recreation. High above the town, overlooking the port it has been protecting for almost 200 years, stands historic Fort Mackinac. The island first was occupied by the French, next by the British, and then we got our hands on it. The English reclaimed it during the war of 1812, but in 1815 we got it back and have managed to hold on to it ever since. We have taken good care of it and it is well worth the steep climb up the cliff to tour its protected grounds. A broad grassy sward that rolls down from its base to the main street serves as the Village Green. At some time during each day folks gather here to watch the world go by. This is where most of the action is. Not only will you find the usual gift shops and resort- wear boutiques, but there is an over-abundance of fudge emporiums. It seems that about 75 years ago somebody got the idea that selling fudge would be a real money-maker, something the tourists could conveniently carry home. Well, interestingly enough, somebody was right! Today about 10 manufacturers create about 20 flavors of this type of candy, which is bought by the carload from an estimated 30 different candy counters. Peanut butter and pistachio fudge are very popular, though variations on the chocolate and vanilla theme still are the best-sellers. Room accomodations are excellent in all price ranges. The choice hotel is a mile from town, located high on a bluff overlooking the lake and the nearby Michigan mainland. It is the famous Grant Hotel. This must be one of the greatest hotels in the world today. It is the kind of hotel you've read about in novels concerning the wealthy resort-goers of the last century. FOR RESULTS CONTACT ABEKELLNER REALTOR Real Estate Agent KTABIISHED 1955 1424 TREMONT 765-6646 CALVESTON COILEGE FLEA MARKET WILL BE HELD OH.7,1978 RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN 763-6551, Ext. 329 Ask far Mrs. Cordner 45th & SEAWALL BLVD. GALVESTON YOUR COST o o ADVERTISED ITEM POLICY Each of these advertised Items is required to be readily available for sale In each Kroger store, except as specifically noted in this ad. If we do run out of an advertised Item, we will offer you your choice of a comparable Item, when available, reflecting the same savings or a rain check which will entitle you to purchase the advertised Item at the advertised price within 30 days. HOLLY FARMS GRAM A FRYERS SPECl AtS GOOD THRU TUIS., SEPT. 26, 1978. RIGHTTO LIMIT RESERVED. (COPYRIGHT) THE KROOCR CO. 1W. KROOER CHUB PAK OR TRAY PAK GROUND LI. COUNTRY CLUB MEATS UIMIT3, ASSTD. CENTERS & 1 ST CUTS MIXED % LOIN Pork Chops L. $ V* BONELESS FAMILY PAK Flounder Fillets ... L. 98* JOZ. PKG. HOLLY FARMS GRADE A FRESH FAM. PAK FRYER Drumsticks ». 'I 09 SERVE N SAVE U.S. CHOICE BEEF SHOULDER ROAST I . u<jZ. OA Boneless English .. t .'!•« Wieners « 0 89 HOLLY FARMS FRCSH REG. or DIET PEPSI COLA Fryer Backs ....... LB. 29* HOLLY FARMS GRADE A FRESH FAMILY PAK THIGHS OR Fryer Breasts LB. 'I 09 GENUINE ANY SIZE PKG. Ground Chuck L . '!" PAK Z) 32-OZ. BUS. Limit 2 SIX PACKS With $7.50 PURCHASE Plus Deposit KROOER COFFEE Q GENUINE Ground Round .... n *1* 9 BONELESS KEF FAMILY PAK Cube Steaks L. *1" U.S. CHOICE BEEF BONELESS Round Tip Steaks.. «. '2" DEL MONTE GRCUT GREEN BEANS ASSTD. VARIETIES SERVE N SAVE Lunchmeats »": 99* KROOER NEW ENGLAND HAM I. CHEESE OR Pepper Loaf V& :•!«• U.S. CHOICE KEF BONELESS Round Tip Roasts .. LB. *2" Prepared Food Dept. GLAZED DONUTS MORTON FROZEN • IVmHMB^V CHICKEN ALL PURPOSE Kroger Shortening JLB. . CAN JLB. PKG. 17 OX. CANS ir OFF LABEL Wisk Detergent . . ?£ 'l°Vr MIGHT Bleach Q*" 35* TREESWEET FROZEN PLAIN NO BEANS Wolf Chili ."-99* PHILLIPS MiLiC Or MAGNESIA 12OZ. BTL. TYLENOL EXTRA STRENGTH TABLETS TOTAL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE Everything you buy at Kroger {& guaranteed for your total satisfaction regardless of manufacturer. If you are not satisfied, Kroger will replace your item with the same brand or a comparable brand or refund your purchase price. Orange Juice .^79* 39' OFF LAKL Palmolive Liquid . ?*<£ 'l '" N n KKGGZS WITH ONIONS OS BBQ Beans ......... 3^ '1 KROGER Cottage Cheese ...."™: 99' STUNNING NEW ^1 Icadow I rs I PORCELAIN I ICOOKWARE I B^Bl ^H« — _ _ • « ft^Bl Ttlt Wub Mitt » or. BTL. NEW CROP LOUISIANA/ GOLDEN >/j?sr of the season swm.,« NECTARINES iC LB. SPRAY tEGDORANT 1.5OZ. CAN BARTLETT CRUEX POWDER l.tOZ. SPRAY CAN 8 QT. OPEN STOCKPOT REG. PRICE THIS WEEK ONLY LB. LB. WE ACCEPT FEDERAL FGGD STAMPS «/Vf R(O«M FEDERAL IFOOD STAMPlJ

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