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Number 3 – What Wonderful People!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Sorry for the delay in keeping up with my blog and the list of the Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a B&B, especially ours. I was a bit distracted waiting for an addition to the family – Amy and Mark’s great nephew (my cousin) was born yesterday so now I can get back to my job – sleeping in the sun, blogging and greeting guests.
So the 3rd best reason to stay at a B&B – the people!!! Our guests come from all over the United States and the world, bringing a variety of experiences, languages and vacation ideas with them and this all comes together in the dining room at breakfast. Talking with each other, sharing plans and adventures that each has had while visiting Bath and midcoast Maine shapes each guests stay into a unique experience. Guests often find out that this is a very small world we live in. I remember we had one couple visiting from Germany and also a family staying with us from New York. While everyone was at breakfast and talking they discovered that the gentleman from New York had recently given a lecture at the law firm where the woman worked in Germany! Or the time the couple showed up from Essex, England and were staying 2 nights. The next night a couple comes to the door looking for a room also from Essex, England. Seated together the next morning for breakfast they discover they only lived about 20 minutes apart! I also enjoy when guests come back from a day out exploring the sights and share all their stories with each other over afternoon tea on the patio. I get to hear about what they did, how cold they think the ocean is even in the middle of the summer and where they found the best lobster. And lastly, it is not just the wonderful guests here at the Packard House but also the wonderful dog!...

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Exploring the Peninsulas

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011



Maine is such a great place to explore and for Amy and Mark this happens in the off season since there just is no time in the summer and fall. Yesterday they took a trip down one of the peninsulas which, in this case, is a series of islands connected by bridges. First is Great Island, then Orr Island and then Bailey Island. To get to Bailey Island you pass over the Cribbstone Bridge which was recently renovated this past summer. It is much smoother now but still narrow enough that is makes you think you will brush the car coming in the opposite direction. At the end of Bailey Island is Lands End and the Giant Steps. It was quite cold out but a little walk was in order and the ocean is beautiful no matter what the season. As in a lot of places along the Maine coast, they saw lobstermen working despite the cold and Amy and Mark took a little time to act silly and enjoy the great day. Pictures are posted on our B&B Facebook page and I have added a couple here for you to see....

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