Thursday, August 23, 2012

Gold Rush

Cripple Creek Colorado, where our current job is, sits in the mountains at about 10,000 ft. The OLD gold rush in Cripple Creek was in the late 1800's and all that gold built all the lovely buildings that still line Bennett Avenue today.

Stunning examples of Victorian architecture at every turn of your head make it hard to walk down the streets. The reason these buildings are so well preserved is due to the NEW gold rush - casino gambling. The state of Colorado passed a law allowing casinos in historic buildings if they maintain the origional facade.
As you can see, they have done a great job.    This blue and cream beauty is my favorite and although gambling is not one of my hobbies, I am always tempted to go in when I pass. For more information on  Cripple Creek:                    




Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Perfect Porch

The Inn at the Gorge is located in Hood River Oregon- yup, right near my "home". Which is a really nice thing for us after all that time away. As Interim Innkeepers our first chore every day is cooking and serving breakfast to the guests -DUH!

Here we get to serve breakfast on this lovely old wrap-around porch. It's just so beautiful. A great way to start the day! One of the other chores is flower arranging for each inn. This is a job I really enjoy and here is our morning decor from the garden to the table - lovely! For more on what we do check out my website

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Snooze with a Schnoodle

As Interim Innkeepers we are on the road all the time and one of the drawbacks is that we can not have any pets at "home" - well except for two horses which our neighbors take care of for us. The good thing is that WE get to take care of all the pets at all the inns we work for. We have dogs, cats, fish, chickens and even a couple of goats in various parts of the country. We love them all but our favorite is-  
HENRY!  He is a "schnoodle" [half schnauzer, half poodle] and he is just too CUTE.
Now being an innkeeper is hard work as you can see from this photo. Kirk is exhausted from his job but at least he has company for his nap. Afterwards they can go for a walk and play ball. FUN!

Why don't you post a "comment" - let me know what your favorite pet is?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Just Sayin

One of the pleasures of being an Interim Innkeeper is getting to know all the guests you host. We have met great people from all over the world and some of them have actually become friends of ours. Sometimes a guest will follow us from one property to another! That's always fun. At other inns, we look forward to seeing the same guests each time we work there. Anyhow, check out what the last guests at Boreas B&B in Long Beach WA said about us.
How Sweet, huh........  [of course we paid them $5]
 Ha! Ha!