I sort of took the summer off from blogging I guess, seeing the last blog was in April. Good grief Charlie Brown! We have had an amazing summer and fall business wise. Thank you one and all. We took 2 weeks off in early November and vacationed. We went via train from Red Wing Mn to Seattle WA. Something new for us and fun. We spent 2 days enjoying Seattle, then rented a car and headed down the coast. The Washington coast was grand, and the Oregon coast was fantastic. Carol’s cousin and husband acted as guide and we saw places we would not have on our own. Such beauty and ruggedness. My favorite along with the Cascades in eastern Washington. We also saw some of upper CA coast and then were amazed through the Red Woods. WOW. We made a return trip to the wine country (were there 40 years ago) and found it ain’t the same (surprise!) Way over grown with city and people, totally loosing its charm. We will be totally happy with our local wineries, and be glad we have them. We saw relatives in San Jose CA and had great visits. We even got to Monterey and Carmel on the CA coast. Lastly, San Francisco on Veteran’s Day was not a wise choice.
It is good to be home again. We left Reads Landing with 50 degree temps and our roses still blooming and returned to 20’s and snow. OUCH. One good thing about this weather is the eagles are coming back. Seeing many more that when we left. We are ready for a busy winter and eagle watching. November is not booked, but December, January and February are filling ( we made 3 bookings just today). If you are thinking about it, act sooner that later. I did not count, but we probably turned down more that 30 people in October. The colors were really astounding this year, and people were out. Hope to hear from you this winter. Bill.
PS. Check out our facebook page (www.facebook.com/therivernestbedandbreakfast) for a neat video of sea lions barking on the shore in Oregon.