Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wedding garden

This is our new garden....well, the garden was there, but it was overgrown with herbs and perennials. And, next Saturday, August 3rd my son Adam is getting married, and I offered to do the reception here at the Inn. Tamara, his to be wife likes white on a 90 degree day, I ripped the old garden out.  Room guests were ready and on call to call 911 when and if I passed out.....but I did not! Not bad for an old 62 year old lady in 90 degree heat! (Yes, sometimes I am not very bright.) Then, I had fun hitting the garden shops and buying white flowers. For those of you who are not familiar with the Inn, this garden is between the main building and the middle building. We are putting a tent on that lawn nearby this particular garden.

So, I have been very stressed about the wedding. But for some reason, now that it is the actual week of, I am not! Perhaps that is because I am tired. Perhaps that is because we have such a great staff I know everything will be perfect. But, in reality, I am so very happy that Adam (age 40), is getting married for the first time to a beautiful and lovely Tamara!! And, as a bonus, we get Frances...the cutest little 4 year old girl along with her Mom.

This will be the last wedding to be held here at the Inn.....until the grandkids get married. Will let you know how it goes....and post pics on Facebook too.

All for now, Sue

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cedar Beach Update

  There is a very long and slightly complicated review of the Cedar Beach access but I will try and sum it up as best as I understand it. Everything was going along good this Spring when the land owners the Abrahamsons decide to sell the right of way to the Town. In the mean time other land owners came forward and were blocking the Sale. The original agreement with the Town and the Abrahamsons was due to expire on June 30th. Because the agreement was stalled and went past the deadline that contract was basically over. In the mean time the Abrahamsons have sold the property in question and the new owner has no intention of letting it become a public right of way.
As far as I can tell we are bascically back to square one and the Cedar Beach group is faced with the challenge of litigation and looking to raise $100,000 by  Labor Day. I think we should all have different beach plans for the next few years.

One of the things that I like about this time of year ( besides going to Stovers Cove on Fridays) is
all our regular guests. They have been coming and going all month. I Love to see how it is like old home week. The guests mingle with each other because they have been all coming at the same time for years and then they welcome new guests with all their favorite spots and places to eat. Some keep in touch with each other over the year and some just pickup their relationships here  like they were next door neighbors all year. Some have bought property in Town but we are OK with that because then they send the overflow here.

I am not going to say how Hot I am right now, it has been 90 here all week. Hotter than Texas!
This is Maine, bring back our sea breeze and cool nights. It isn't bothering the guests though, No Vacancy for the next 14 nights.

Blessings, Alicia

Friday, July 5, 2013


It is kind of hard to tell from this picture, but that is a 3 pound lobster. One of our guests made a special request. With enough notice, we can get larger ones.  This was a hard shell, which extremely difficult to break.
The heat has struck Bailey Island! Guests laugh at me when I say it is hot, as the islands are the coolest spot to be in the summer. But those of us who live here all the time think 80 degrees is hot! We are happy for the sun however as we had over 7 inches of rain in June! The wells must all be full at least. Living on a well is a concern when we do not get rain.
The 75th annual Bailey Island Tuna Tournament is this month, and the striped bass are running. There is a kids tournament as well. This past week, my 7 year old grandson, Josh caught a 25 inch striper. Needless to say, he was excited!  And he reeled it in by himself. Lets hope he gets one during the tournament.
4 weeks from tomorrow, my son Adam is getting married for the first time. He is 40, and I am very happy and excited about having Tamara and her beautiful daughter, Frances in our family. I hope the weather is lovely that day.
Well, I have the rest of the day I am going boating!  Hope all is well with all of you!