Friday, October 28, 2016


 It's a spooky time of year at the Cannon Beach Hotel . I am currently the Relief Manager here but look at my assistant Boris...... isn't he boootiful!!  He even has his own name tag. Boris helps greet our guests during the Halloween Season and on Halloween Eve we encourage all the little trick or treaters to have their picture taken with Boris. He's very popular!


    Boris and I both love all the spooky little touches around the Cannon Beach Hotel. Notice the crow on the front desk and the cat on the mantel. On Halloween all of the staff gets to dress in costume if they like. I guess I'll go as a manager. What do you think?                                                                  


  This is my favorite spooky little touch - a friend of mine sent it to me. Is't it perfect??

 Of course it's not all about the decor at my Dead and Breakfasts - I get to arrange flowers and pumpkins, I get to oversee Halloween parties and trick or treaters. I also get to bake......


   These are my delicious pumpkin muffins. Make some for yourself this Halloween and see how good they are.

 K.C.'s Pumpkin Muffin Recipe - 

 Blend 1/2 C oil, 2 eggs, 1/3 C water, and 1 C pumpkin
 Add 1 + 3/4 C  flour, 1 + 1/2 C sugar, 1 t soda
Stir in a pinch of salt and lots of spices [I use cinnamon, ginger, and apple pie spice]
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes

If you like you may top with apricot glaze:
Mix 1/4 C melted butter, 1/4 C powdered sugar, and 2T of apricot jam

                                          Happy Halloween to all of you- it's  Boootiful!


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wild West

 Between innsitting assignments this year we got to spend some time in the Wild West . It is such a beautiful area and has so much to offer. First we stopped in Cody Wyoming where Kirk and his friend Glenn spent ALL DAY at the Buffalo Bill Museum. Of course while they were doing this, I was shopping with my friend Ruthie. That night we all went to a wonderful wild west show at the center. Here we are all dressed up in our western best.

  Kirk and I also stopped in for a drink at Buffalo Bill's hotel in Cody Wyoming - the Irma. Such a great bar and so much Wild West history there!

After Cody, we drove to Yellowstone Park. It's always stunning in the fall and this year was no exception. There was lots of wildlife including this big elk and many buffalo. We also saw a Canadian wolf which I had never seen before - he was awe inspiring! But I was not quick enough to get a photo.

 We ended our Wild West tour with drinks at the Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone Park and sat on the deck to watch old faithful erupt right on time! We just love this part of the world and it was a great little vacation but, now it's on to our next job and back to work!

What is your favorite vacation spot in the west?