Golf, Holidays on Mackinac Island

Posted by Mark on December 2nd, 2010

Happy Holidays,

Right now, Wendy is offering Mackinac Place special deals for the remainder of the winter and next year, kind of a Christmas special for those who don’t know what to get their loved ones. I thought I’d let my friends and family know ahead of time.

Milwaukee Open, British Open, and Tom Watson

Posted by Mark on July 21st, 2009

Hey all,

Bittersweet, that’s all there is to say about last week; home without a job but it’s really not home any more. Shawn and Cindy were gracious; they let me and Alaskan Dave crash at their place for the week while we searched for work. It was nice, I guess, seeing some old friends, my dog Zach, but I was ready to get out of their Tuesday after a futile job search. On Monday I thought my prospects were good but Tuesday morning there was large gathering of experienced caddies in the parking lot.

Looking for Work after the Firing

Posted by Mark on July 14th, 2009

Searching for Work after the Firing

A couple of days on Mackinac Island were good for the soul, I hated to leave, but a new job search was necessary. The PGA was in the Quad Cities and the Champions Tour was in Minnesota, I figured I could split my week and talk to a few guys on each tour. We headed for Illinois on Sunday, arrived Monday evening after checking on my van in Milwaukee, and spent a couple of days roaming the parking lot, practice facility, and clubhouse area talking with anyone who would listen.

Mackinac Island in the Winter

Posted by Mark on January 2nd, 2009

Mackinac Island in the Winter

Posted by Mark on January 2nd, 2009

Mackinac Island in the Winter

Since I’m going to be up here all winter I thought I might write about the experience. I’ll try to update it every few days or so. Let me know what you think.

The First Few Days - arrived 12/22/08

Wendy and I had talked about it for awhile, and it seemed like the thing to do for both of us. She’s got a beautiful place on the island, but a winter there, that may be quite the undertaking. I’ve spent 4-6 straight weeks at my place in northern Wisconsin, but never a whole winter without a car, transportation, just our two little feet to get around an island inhabited by about 500 people.

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