Monday, November 25, 2013
As this is Thanksgiving week, I am thinking of the many things I am thankful for. One, The Log Cabin! It is a great building, great location, we have a great crew and super guests! I enjoy every minute of it. Of course, I am thankful for my family...especially that both of my sons are close by. And, as of this year I have 2 super daughter-in-laws! I have been blesses with several life long best friends.....and many new ones too. Blessed with good health....we will see if my Dr. agrees when I go for my annual physical tomorrow!
I am thankful and fortunate to live on Bailey Island.....and thankful so many of you get to come enjoy it as well! Happy Thanksgiving to all, Sue
Friday, November 15, 2013
Well, we are all closed up. I am sitting in the office at the Inn with a down jacket on. Waters drained, everything is all packed up. It's kind of sad.
Neal and I took off the day after the Inn closed and went south for 12 days. It was a nice break. Matt has been hunting and got a moose. Now, that's a lot of meat! Alicia's son, Terrence, just turned 7 yesterday. Not sure if there are any big island happenings, as I just got back, and have not been able to catch up on the local going-ons.
The days are very short.....sunset at 4:15. Have to walk the dogs with head lamps on, as well as many layers of clothes! I do like the seasons, but winter could be shortened in my opinion.
I know the blog is overdue.....was a busy month.....I will try to blog more often for those of you who follow!
Hope you are all well, Sue
Monday, October 14, 2013
I must get busy on our "winter fix-up" list.....have to keep Matt busy! He would be happy to just hunt and ski! He and Aimee and the boys are up north right now (Kingfield way). Maine is such a great state. Ocean here of course, and 2 hours away, in the mountains. It is like a different world. Maybe this winter I will explore some parts of the State I have not been before. Sounds like a plan.
Well, must go put these pretty flowers in some vases for all to enjoy.
Hope all is well with all of you, Sue
Monday, October 7, 2013
I started working for Sue at the Log Cabin 21 years ago. I really can't believe that. I started to do the Math and was quite surprised. Time goes by quick when you are in a job that is just fantastic. I was working with Sue, Matt and Aimee back in the Restaurant days. It would come about this time of year when we were so sick of employees, rude customers and fried haddock that we would always have a countdown of how many days left until we closed. I think we even started it at about 35 days.
Now we are very sad to close each year. It seems like we open in April and before we know it the end of October is here. Every day we say good bye to old friends and eager to see them again next year with tales of our Winter doings.
Many people ask me what is my favorite room. It seems I have a different answer every time. I
usually have to see what time of year it is, where the sun is setting and what improvements we have made over the Winter. Take today for example, I like Mt. Washington Room because that is where we spent the night after we got married and we just recently celebrated our Anniversary and the people in it tonight are celebrating their Anniversary. Plus whats not to like about a room with a Hot Tub. Tomorrow it just may be the York Room who knows.
Sue's Dinner Plate Dahlia's are once again Spectacular. The weather has been fairly warm during the days and chilly at night which they seem to like. We still have tomatoes in the garden and have yet to have a frost. It has been cold enough to close the pool up for the Winter.
In closing I must say Happy Birthday to a great friend and Boss. Happy Birthday Sue!!!
Happy and Healthy Days,
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Well, September is coming to a close.....we were close to 100% full.....do have rooms open tonight through Thursday. October is about 60% full right now. So, if you haven't been to visit, come see us. The foliage is getting prettier day by day! We close for the season on October 27th. We are also taking reservations for 2014 as well.
Pool closes up this week....sigh. I am not ready for the season to end.
Hope all is well with all of you! Sue
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Sue is right, it has been a Beautiful September so far. The nights have been a bit chilly but today for instance the temperature was in the mid 70's. I had the pool open and guests spent the whole day sunning, reading and enjoying a glass of wine on the lawn. We have also enjoyed 3 weeks straight of hanging the No Vacancy sign out.
When I think of this time of year I often think of the many times I have gone apple picking. You can pick about 30 minutes from here at Rocky Ridge in Bowdoinham. They have pumpkins as well and a
little store that has food, gifts and the Best Homemade Cinnamon donuts. If you go on the weekend you have to get there early to get the donuts. They also have horse drawn wagons rides through the orchard and the kids love to do that. Reports are with the combination of rain and sun that we have had that it will be a great year for apples. I have been busy with apple pie's and homemade applesauce. If you do not want to travel quite so far you can pick up a bag on RT 123 in Harpswell at the orchard at Skofield Farms. It is the honor system, take a bag and leave some cash in the box.
A little news of the Cedar Beach front. Some additional property owners along the Cedar Beach Road have formed a group and they may allow access over a part of their properties to Cedar Beach. The lawsuit still goes forward with the other property owners though. Money is still being raised and the issue has not been put to rest. Stay tuned....
Don't forget First day of Fall Sunday.
Health and Happiness.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Sunsets are spectacular as well. If you follow us on Facebook, Matt has posted some beautiful ones. Or go to our web cam on our web site and check it out for yourself at about 6-7pm.
This year has really zoomed by.....seems every year goes faster. I guess if you do the math, it makes sense.....365 days at 10 years old vs. 365 days at 60 years old is a drastically different percentage!! We have taken many reservations for next year. If you would like to reserve, give us a call or email. We check the phone and email daily when we are closed as well. We do have some openings in September of this year and more in October. So, come see us!
Stay well, Sue