There is so much to blog about that this is just a hodgepodge! Thanks in advance for reading, however!
It is summer finally. We went right from cold and 35 degrees to 80 degrees! The rain has made everything so green and lush! I added a new video to our Bedford landings B & B webpage.
With summer, there are no fires in the fireplace but the lit stained glass piece has been well received.
Since my last blog, I entered some photos in the Smith Mountain Arts Council photo show. I was so pleasantly surprised to place 2nd with one and 3rd with one. But the best surprise is winning the popular vote for the photo I took while we were on vacation in South America. This is entitled “Not the Look I was Trying
to Achieve.” We actually met this cool afterwards and she was quite charming, from Scotland! The third place photo was a lake scene I took early in the morning on a fall (dreary) day entitled “Contemplating the Day.”
Another Smith Mountain Arts Council event is a spring concert that Jack and I have been rehearsing for. We sing with the Lakeside Singers who are preparing a June Concert. Get your tickets for either June 1 (7 pm) or June 2 (3 pm) The theme this year is “We Will Rock You!” This concert promises to be great fun!
Some of our guests have purchased one or both of my children’s books during their stay. I have another book in draft that will feature my grandson, Jamison. It also be illustrated by local artist, Lisa Floyd. We are planning for it to be in print by Thanksgiving, just in time for
Christmas gift giving because it is a Christmas story!
I love writing books featuring the grand children as characters but I need
to speed up my writing!
Last month, we welcomed two new grand children; Shawn’s new daughter Zahra and Jennifer and Alex’s new daughter Eliana. Gosh aren’t babies wonderful?!
Speaking of writing, I invited several local authors to Bedford Landings to do some writing on the spot about any aspect of the house or the B & B business. We have now collected about 14 stories. I am going to print them into a little “Bedtime Story” book for each of the guest rooms. I am calling it “Sweet Dreams at Bedford Landings.”
We appreciate the local media. In March, we were voted “Best Place to Stay” at Smith Mountain Lake through Laker media. In April we were featured in a 4-minute segment on Blue Ridge television on WSLS in Roanoke. We so appreciate the coverage and the referrals.
People ask if we are busy. Yes we are! Our B & B season is in full swing plus Jack is taking people on sightseeing rides and working part time at the FBO (at the airport) for the flight school. Patty, our loyal housekeeper is helping us flip rooms for the guests who walk through the door celebrating their new marriage, a family reunion, birthdays and anniversaries. Some are just here visiting the beautiful lake and others are passing through wanting to stay at a B & B. Whoever you are and where ever you are from, we appreciate your passing the word along to your friends and families as a recommended place to spend some time.
Until we see you, enjoy the summer!