Monday, September 24, 2012

Walla Walla Sweets

1]  This charming old farmhouse turned B&B - the Inn at Blackberry Creek  sits at the edge of the creek in a lovingly manicured garden and is one of the sweetest spots in Walla Walla. It is also one of our favorite places to work, such a pleasure to serve breakfast here on the back deck and look out over the creek in the morning.

2] Onions! Yup, Walla Walla Sweets are just that - sweet. And we love to use them for breakfast in Barbara's famous sweet onion quiche. All the guests rave about it and many of them go to our local farm market "Klickers" to buy a bag to take home as a souvenir

Barbara's Sweet Onion Quiche:             Line a pie pan with unbaked crust, saute one Walla Walla Sweet onion and one bunch of asparagus tops, sprinkle into plate and top with grated Jarlsberg cheese. Mix 4 eggs and 1cup heavy whipping cream and pour over. Sprinkle with fresh grated parmesean . Bake at 375 for 45 min.  And think of Walla Walla Sweets!                                                                                                 


Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Great Outdoors

                               Some of the things we love to do in Colorado:
Wildlife Encounters
Wine Tasting

Scenic Drives
Of course we do have to work as well but when we have time off , we go play in the great outdoors.
Now you know why we love this job!                                        


Monday, September 10, 2012


The Royal Gorge Bridge in Canyon City CO is truly an AWESOME sight. The bridge itself spans the Arkansas River and a canyon that is over 1,000 feet deep. We went to visit for a day trip while working in Cripple Creek and had a blast. There is an incline rail that takes you down the steep side of the canyon and you can stroll by the banks of the raging river. We also went on the  arial tram that carries you across the canyon - now that one was a little scary! Then we walked the path by the woods on the canyon rim and back over the bridge. The bridge itself is not scary but it does sway in the wind, HUMMM. The views from the bridge are amazing, looking out to the mountain ranges and plateau. WOW! For more info Post a comment and let me know if you have been there.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

School Days

    Speaking of historic architecture in Cripple Creek Colorado - this is "our" new B&B. The Carr Manor is the lovingly renovated school house from the 1890's. Kirk and I are not only innkeepers but we are custodians of this beautiful building. It is truly a pleasure to serve breakfast in the old cafeteria and show guests into the old class rooms now made into guest rooms. We have had several guests who's parents actually went to school here!  However it is now much more elegant than it was then. Look at this photo of the main hall-


 Gary and Wini, the owners, have kept many of the original touches such as this wood stove which is not currently in use and the chalk boards in each "class room" which are very much in use. If you look closely you will see K.C.+K.R.=TL [OK, Kirk wrote that but how sweet, huh?]