Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer is here

I know that the first day of Summer was this week but I didn't need a calender to know that.
Every parent in this Town knew because School was out on Tuesday. We went a few extra days
this year because of all the snow. Terrence will be heading to First Grade, Joshua Second Grade and
Danny will be in 5th Grade the last year at our Elementary School.  It was also all of our first trip to
Stovers Cove to kick off the Summer. Speaking of Beaches, the Town is still in negotiation for an easement
to Cedar Beach here on Bailey Island so don't give up hope yet. I wouldn't plan on this Summer but maybe next year.

One of the things I look forward to is going to the Music Theatre at Bowdoin College. They opened this Season with DreamGirls which both Aimee and Sue said was fabulous. This week is Les Miserables and next month I am going to
see Gypsy. Another treat this year is the recent dedication of  Gazebo Bandstand at Mitchell Field. There will be free
concerts held every Thursday night this Summer. 

It looks like the rooms with the new Air Conditioners will get a workout in the next few days. We are heading into a
Heat Wave of 90deg temps which as you know is not the norm for the Beauty of Mid Coast Maine. I think I just may
pack my bathing suit for a little dip in the pool. The gardens are so beautiful right now. The Peonies are one of my favorites and the yellow Iris' by the Harpswell Room are vibrant. The Dahlia's are out and the vegetable garden has already produced its first round of lettuce.

An update, Laura's Dad is home after just over a week in the Hospital and doing well. I am pretty sure he wont be out
doing the Irish Jig to soon but he can probably be found taking an engine apart.

To your Health,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Busy Week!

We have had a very, very busy and unusual week! No, that is not Matt greeting one of our guests at the Inn. He was at Disney! Actually.....Matt, Aimee, Danny, Josh, Neal, Me, Adam (Matts brother), Tamara (Adams to be wife), Frances (Adams to be daughter)......and many more!! Adam and Tamara had a beautiful wedding commitment ceremony at the Disney Pavillion last Friday. Tropical storm Andrea swept through Florida the day before, but the weather cleared out nicely on Friday. It was a perfect day in every way. I will have pictures soon, and will be happy to share with any and all!

Now, as many of you know, we are a small staff here at the Inn. 3 of us were in Florida. And, Alicia's god son got married the next day at Cape Cod! So, now 4 of us are away!! I blocked off half of the rooms, and asked my niece, Dawn to come in and help for a couple days. At 4am, my phone went off in Florida on Saturday morning. I know this was not a social call (although I do wake up very early every morning). It was Laura.....her 91 year old Dad fell and was at Maine Medical Center in Portland! Now, that is 5 of us gone.......luckily, we had hired Victoria and Maryanne recently, and they held down the fort!

End of story.....we are all back at work. Adams ceremony was perfect! Alicias wedding went well (storm cleared out of the Cape just in time too). And Lauras Dad will be coming home today! He will be in a neck brace for a couple months, but should be just fine! Phew!

We have a full house this weekend too. The gardens are gorgeous. Sun is due to come out soon. Life is good!

Hope you are all well. I am off to clean rooms......Sue

Monday, June 3, 2013

Love that Purple

So many people talk about the weather, with the recent Tornado's and Wildfire's we in Maine
are lucky to only complain about how Hot it was here last weekend. It was still May and we had tw
o days in a row with 90deg temps. Hello... this is Maine and we are not ready for this. It did however give us the opportunity to try out the new Air Conditioner in the York Room. The beaches and State Parks were all very busy but the Ocean temp is still only 50deg so the only ones in the water are the kids who have no fear.
The warm temperature has brought about an unexpected treat for us at the Inn. Our local crop share started a week early and we got to pick up our fresh produce in May instead of waiting until the second week in June. Another sure sign that Summer is on the way is the opening production this week at the Maine State Music Theater held at Bowdoin College. They are starting this years season with DreamGirls.  We will have to wait and hear Aimee's review of it.  I am going to see Gypsy at the end of July and always look forward to going.
A big Shout Out to our long time guest Barbara who is here and celebrating 5years Cancer Free !!

Make Sure if you are on FaceBook that you "like" our page. There have been some amazing photos and you never know when I just may announce a Special when I think Sue isn't paying attention.

Peace and Health