|Creek behind the B&B|
|We stayed in the furthest building.|
Anyway, we drove about 3 hours to our bed and breakfast location. We stayed in the Pump House B&B. Very neat place. It was featured in "This Old House" in 2004. There is a main house that Doug & Marika live in (and serve breakfast in the sunroom). They renovated it a few years ago. And, there is another house next door that they are currently working on. One of the old pump house buildings has been renovated and houses a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom in the back. The majority of the building is an open area that they use as a reception room for weddings, but mainly use it as Doug's studio. The other pump house has a room and then the rest if used for storage and work space. He's an amazing artist. He does stained glass, tile, sculptures, painting... you name it. It's displayed all over the buildings. Very cool! The first night we stayed we were the only guests. The second morning we shared breakfast with some other guests - a lady and her mother. Turns out her mother, who had to have been in her 80's, had lived at the house as a child. Her dad was in charge of the pump house. So, it was really cool to hear her talk about the way things use to be. Beautiful place! Oh, and Doug cooked breakfast. YUM! Fresh squeezed apple juice, yummy fruit smoothie, homemade scones, sausage links, and breakfast casserole. YUMMmmm
|D & Me|
The trip was great, but two days is about the max for leaving my kiddos. I was ready to see them (though I did enjoy some alone time with D, which we don't often get). Unfortunately, both of my girls contracted a stomach virus on Saturday/Sunday, so they were sick all night. I HATE not being with them when they're sick. :( But, I'm very fortunate they were with their Nana who took great care of them. She is such a trooper! Everyone seems to be on the mend now, thankfully! Got a busy week ahead, so I'm praying D & I don't catch the lovely bug! Got a dental appointment tomorrow followed by a job interview. Lots going on.....