Wow! Another planting season, summer, and harvest season have sped by, and we’re looking forward to the beauty of Southeast Minnesota autumn here at The River Nest Bed and Breakfast.
We’re celebrating five years of innkeeping, with each year bringing more guests than the last. Bill and I are always amazed by how nice B&B guests are. We’ve met fine people every time we’ve said, “Welcome to The River Nest!”
Here’s what’s happening these days:
The birds are migrating. My favorite are the pelicans, who seem to fly every direction until I wonder where they’re going! A few more eagles are showing up each week. The trumpeter swans will be arriving in mid-October. The blue herons are still here, and we’re seeing them more often these days.
Apparently the walleyes are biting, but not on my hook. Bill and I got out ONCE this year, and the bluegill hit my hook as soon as I dropped it into the water. Being an eternal novice, it only took me eight tries and four worms to actually catch it!
The tree colors are just beginning to turn. Mums are blooming, cattails are up, and wild yellow daisies rim the corn fields. The apple orchards are doing a fine business.
Our friends are still hiking, biking, and golfing. The clear autumn days are terrific for those activities. Be sure to check out our Coffee Mill Golf Course site. At the rate I keep up with this blog, the skiing season will probably be upon us by the time I update next!
Here in the Reads Landing-Wabasha-Kellogg area we’re celebrating Septoberfest with all kinds of family-oriented activities and German foods. You can find the weekly activity listings at the Chamber of Commerce website. Next Sunday, October 2, Bill and I are hosting an “Open House and Apple Kuchen” event here at The River Nest. It gives folks a chance to tour our place and sample my Grandma Tillie’s kuchen recipe.
Finally, our biggest local news is the opening of the Reads Landing Brewing Company. It’s a delicious restaurant with a unique menu. Their walleye and shrimp entrees are the best in the area. I love their walleye taco appetizers! The owner restored the building himself and hired a great young chef. He hopes to add his own brewery next year. In the meantime he offers area brewers’ products as well as the well-known beers and a full bar. We’ve added their menu to our collection from area restaurants, and our guests have been happy with their experiences there. Bill and I enjoy the fact that we can walk to a fine restaurant!
We invite you to visit us here at The River Nest Bed and Breakfast. Until you hear, “Welcome to the River Nest!” we wish you safe travels.
Bill and Carol Dunn, Innkeepers
The River Nest Bed and Breakfast
20073 County Road 77
Reads Landing, MN 55968