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It is a page made from one of the June 2016 Blueprint downloads.  But guest what?  Less than 24 hours ago, I returned from this place after 5 days.

If you didn’t know, the hotel featured above is the world renowned Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan.  Thanks to our wonderful hostess, Forever Ambassador Kathleen Eichler, we were able to have a pixels2Pages LIVE event there. We called it the p2P LIVE Grand Getaway, and boy was it grand!

A few fun facts about Grand Hotel:

  • Built in 1887, Grand Hotel is one of a handful of wood frame hotels still in existence.
  • With a porch 660 feet long, it is the longest porch in the world.
  • In 1947, the movie This Time For Keeps was filmed on the island featuring Esther Williams.
  • In 1980, Somewhere In Time was filmed on the island featuring Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour.  Each season, people come to Grand Hotel dressed in period costume to celebrate this movie.

There is so much to love about Grand Hotel.  It is a four-star hotel, but would be a five-star if it were more easily accessible.  It is quite pricey, but our hostess worked out a wonderful deal that would allow pixels2Pages members and fans to enjoy this grand place.   We had 19 registrants for the event.  Our hostess also brought some family members along, so in the end there were 26 people in our group.

A few of us went on a Sip & Sail cruise the night we arrived.  We took carriage tours, toured historic mansions, biked it and liked it (yup we rode bikes around the entire 8.2 miles of the island), we had champagne receptions, top-notch five course dinners, live music, history lessons and Artisan training.

“Collect, Curate, Celebrate” is the tagline for Forever.  Boy, did we collect some photos! I estimate that our group took no less than 15,000 pictures in the 5 days and 4 nights we were there.   We set deadlines to curate our photos in Historian and in our Forever Accounts (One week guys.  Time is ticking.)  We plan to celebrate this event really soon when we start working on our albums.  We can’t wait to share our completed pages with you so you can experience the same wonder and amazement we did.  For now, check out what some of our attendees had to say about this amazing p2P LIVE event.



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3 Responses to Blog: We Had a Grand Ole Time!

  1. gemofjules says:

    My best trip EVER! Thanks to Tameka and Kathleen.

  2. Joanne Hunter says:

    Thank you Tameka. You “oohed” and “awed” us in the training sessions. A big thanks to you and Kathleen for an awesome event,

  3. Kristeen says:

    All this ambiance and site-seeing PLUS great p2P training delivered by Tameka. Can’t believe I learned some new tricks and got some pages done too…. Awesome event. Thanks Kathleen & Tameka!

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