Yesterday Montreal denizens, Michael and Sossi honored our Stowe bed and breakfast as their third stop on a one year tour (gratis!) of all Select Registry properties. They have a year to stay at as many locations as they want, each for one night – a Vacation of a Lifetime!!
They are one of three couples chosen at random among those who either have opened a rewards account or have stayed at a Select Registry property during 2013. The more nights you stay during the year, the more chances you have of being selected.
Michael is a retired police officer from the Provincial police where after being an investigator he now is credit director (F&I) for the past 8 yrs in a major automobile dealership in Montreal. Sossi worked for almost 25 years in the travel industry; even owning and operating her own travel agency. An extraordinary program and it was such fun to be with them even if only for a day!
The Garden Awakes. Undaunted, despite a winter for the record books, the Geraniums and Day Lilies emerge (picture) and soon will begin to add texture and beauty to the garden! Spring! We’ve removed several hundred pounds of sand from our driveway and parking lot (we have it hauled away for reuse), captured dozens of renegade branches that have escaped their trees, begun serious weeding and pruning, completed our normal, April “deep cleaning” of each guest room & shampooed rugs throughout our Stowe inn (yea Tony!). We’ve painted the interior trim around windows and doors, initiated a major change for the West Branch room, completed plans for a new exterior lighting system, and commissioned a new landscape plan for the front of the inn. Strategic mulching today and window washing, and opening the “Back Porch” with new rattan furniture, are on the agenda for tomorrow. Today we’re deciding about painting the inn! Temperatures in the 60’s this week.