We still has five weeks to go before we call it another year. I cannot believe all the joy and surprises so far in 2017. Sometime you just can't imagine the twists and turns.
Our B&B occupancy has increased 42% over last year. Our guests have been some of the most interesting people - from artists, leaders (in both public & spiritual avenues), over achievers, travelers and a wealth of enjoyment.
We did a few culinary classes and a few special event dinners. Memories of good food and soft breezes out on the porch still linger. Our breakfast chats can last a couple hours, especially when there is a group out under the arbor on a sunny morning with a view of the gardens and horses grazing.
Paul and I work hard, we are the main staff here (with a helping hand from both daughters, Heather & Maegan and our son-in-law, Ron) . We take no shame in a 20 minute nap in the afternoon when there are no guests. We felt it was important to enjoy a little travel before the weather got nice here so we visited the desert, the ocean, the mountains & Disney. Each trip included some family. It's been a good year!
Much thanks to our local friends who put up with our spontaneity. So many
times you have invited us out for an evening and we show up when we can,
after checking in guests and sending them off for their evening in our beautiful county. Each meal we share together and chats have meant so much. Oh, and thanks for coming to my birthday party I moved from December to June.