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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011




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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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It is the quiet season

Saturday, November 20th, 2010



The quiet or off season has started. Last weekend was our last big weekend of having a no vacancy and now things have definitely quieted down. You would think I would have more time to blog then but I have been working hard helping Amy and Mark get the gardens to bed for the winter and cleaning up all the leaves. You would think that with only two small birch trees on the property there would not be too many leaves but with neighbors’ trees and wind there are always plently to rake and bag. Most of the patio furniture has been stored away so more room for me to run around and with it being cool out – I kinda enjoy having the patio to myself. If the outside is looking a little bare, the inside is in full bloom. The Christmas cactus is flowering (a little early but it has never really bloomed at Christmas time) and Amy is experimenting with bringing herbs in over the winter. So far so good but may have to move them so they can have more sunlight during the day. We are all adjusting to the time change and the fact it starts getting dark here around 3:30-4:00 p.m. but that is what candles are for – create a warm glow inside. Just the time of day to take a break and curl up with a good book or, for me, a comfy nap....

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Maine Innkeeping in the Quiet Season

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

I am lazy in the quiet season, that time from when all the tourist leave at the end of October until they return in May. Oh there are some guests filtering in and out on the weekends at the B&B but it is much quieter during the winter. My owners, of course, are busy. Amy and Mark try to get all the maintenance done during this time and I am not much help with those things. They are currently painting the kitchen to get ready for the new kitchen floor. I tried helping and now have some paint in my dreadlocks which will probably never come off. The new floor will be nice – I love laying in the kitchen when breakfast is going on – I get lots of attention (“Lupi get out of the way – do you have to lay right in front of the refrigerator?) and you never know when a piece of bacon might be left over and come my way. Amy will be doing some things today to get ready for the big romantic holiday weekend coming up – we’ll see if I can offer her some help with that or maybe I’ll just curl up in front of my window on my comfy bed and dream of the coming season when everyone will be making a big fuss over me!...

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