Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Breakfast creations

Here was today's breakfast.....a Laura creation. She made lobster eggs benedict in a puff pastry, with roasted potatoes on the side. Two of our favorite regular guests are here with us for 2 weeks, so we attempt to create some new and different breakfasts so they will not be bored! Lobster of course is a Maine tradition. This year is also looking to be a tough year for the lobster industry. So, we will do our part to support the lobster men and women.

April has turned out to be a very good month for weather. Today it is raining and chilly, but the forecast for the weekend is good. Our occupancy for the month is 28% better than last year. Yahoo!! So, if you are planning on coming to Bailey Island for a visit, give us a call!

All for now, Sue

Sunday, April 25, 2010

No rooms available!

One of our favorite things to do is to hang out the "NO" on the rooms available sign. Alicia was the first to get that honor last night. It was a beautiful Saturday here and we filled for the first time this month. April has been considerably busier than last year. Of course, the weather has also been really nice. The gardens are 3-4 weeks ahead of usual. It is hard to see in the picture, but the magnolia is budding, the tulips are out, all the trees have buds. It is a great spring so far.

It is early Sunday morning, and I am off to the kitchen to make breakfast....cinnamon rolls, ham and oven omelette. Alicia will be in soon to make the fruit and coffee. It is looking like another beautiful sunny day. Hope you all enjoy!

All for now, Sue

Friday, April 16, 2010

30th Year Celebration

Now that was a party! We had present guests, past guests, neighbors, current employees, past employees, and many friends and neighbors attend. I tried to write down everyone that was here....I am guessing around 150 +/-. It was a sunny day, so those who have never actually stayed with us could tour some rooms and grounds. We had lots of snacks and drinks. We had a great band....Midweek Jazz....they were excellent! We had a great photographer, Christopher O'Donnell.....highly recommend Chris as well as the band.

We are so lucky to have this wonderful Inn on this wonderful island. The large turnout at the party is a tribute to the Log Cabin and our crew. Everyone that was here is like the extended Log Cabin family. And I heard from many other friends and guests that would have loved to be here as well. I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for supporting us for the past 30 years. Here is to another 30!

All for now, Sue

Friday, April 9, 2010

Back in the swing!

Just completed our first week open....Here is a picture of this mornings breakfast....waffles, ham, apple puff pastry and a fruit cup. Cooking for 4 rooms this morning, which is good for a Friday am in early April. We have most of the "kinks" worked out....new back door and screen on, new garage door on, gardens all spiffed up, baking done. Our only new problem is one of our freezers died, so we have to replace that. I was trying to tell my husband it was "new", but he said it was "old"...one season blends into another.

Big celebration tomorrow--our 30th Year Celebration. Now, I really cannot believe it has been 30 years. 15 as a restaurant, and 15 as an Inn. Let me tell you, the last 15 have been the best. We have the most amazing guests, and we thoroughly enjoy being part of their lives. They have enriched ours, and hopefully, we do the same for them. So, if you are out and about tomorrow.....stop in from 2-5 to say hi!

Must go cook! All for now! Sue

Friday, April 2, 2010

30th Year!

I am so excited about this year, I could not sleep last night! Wouldn't you think after 30 years, opening day would not cause insomnia? I guess part of the excitement is that it is the 30th year. Another part is that we have so many advance reservations. Another is that I get to work with the world's greatest crew! And, of course there are the guests......we have the nicest group of guests that you can imagine.

The Inn looks beautiful....Matt and Aimee have been very busy fixing and cleaning all winter. And the weather is perfect. We have never opened with such a good forecast.

Well, I better get back to work...we do have some last minute things to complete.

All for now, Sue