Bill and I are about to take a couple of days off together. We haven’t done that since January–so we’re off to Bend for two days leaving Boreas Inn in the hands of our trust substitute innkeeper, KC Worrall and her husband Kirk. I have known Kirk since high school summer drama days. We were in Winnie the Pooh together; he was Eeyore and I was Owl. Pooh had vodka in his honey jar. We had some new pics of the inn taken by a professional traveling photographer. He knocked at the door and presented with a beautiful wide angle digital camera and although it is not the best time of year quite yet for the gardens, he got a few interior shots that are hard for me to get. So I will stick a couple of them up on this blog. The weather in Long Beach is turning beautiful; the garden is finally getting into shape thanks to a lot of help from Skyler, Allan and Stacey this week. It was fun working together and I will get pics of the garden up on the blog as it starts to bloom. The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is going strong and the tall ships are coming in June. For events and festivals, always go to www.funbeach.com for the most up to date information. Or call us! We have plenty of openings in June, so come see us! Remember that dining on the Long Beach Peninsula is unique and very exciting. The salmlon fishing season promises to be on of the best in the last decade and sturgeon are still biting (and delicious). Have a great weekend!
Posts Tagged ‘Long Beach WA’
May 29th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
February 17th, 2009 by susiegoldsmith
Well, finally, things seemed back to normal at Boreas Inn–we had a wonderfully busy long weekend with lovely guests. The weather was glorious, the stars were brilliant each night, and the Long Beach Peninsula was looking beautiful.
Over the last two nights, we had a couple staying in The Dunes Suite on their honeymoon. Around our age, these two amazing people were in so many ways very inspiring to us. (This is one of the real rewards of this work–we get to meet phenomenal people!) Alan has metastatic prostate cancer, is solid and hopeful and that helped us to be as optimistic as he is! He is totally in love with his new wife, Susan, who is like an old friend. After the wedding, she tripped and dislocated her left ring finger (I think), and of course, she’s left-handed. Her hand was swollen and very painful. In spite of all the challenges, they were extremely gracious with us and so very loving with each other. How fortunate that they found each other and graced Boreas. Alan, as it turns out, is a most talented photographer. Yesterday, he caught an eagle in a classic pose down in the wetlands area at Beard’s Hollow at Cape Disappointment State Park. I tried to to copy the eagle image he sent me, but the format couldn’t copy so I will ask him to re-send the photographs as attachments. He loves taking pictures of flowers–and I may copy some of those onto a blog when I get a chance. Alan and Susan will be back to celebrate their first anniversary next year. Hopefully they will be back sooner!
The Chocolate Lover’s Dinner at The Depot Restaurant was phenomenal this past weekend. Our guests loved it! I forgot to bring home a menu. The specialty dinners at our local restaurants never cease to amaze me. We had an early Valentine’s dinner there on Friday night to celebrate Bill’s birthday, which was marred by his fracturing his right ankle on the 10th. It’s as swollen as Susan’s left hand. He will get more x-rays tomorrow and find out the prognosis.
Now for a bit of trivia about one of the most frequently asked questions at Boreas. For those of you who don’t know why Cape Disappointment and the Columbia River was so named, here’s the explanation courtesy of Washington State Parks. In 1788, while in search of the Columbia River, English Captain John Meares missed the passage over the river bar and named the nearby headland Cape Disappointment for his failure in finding the river. In 1792, American Captain Robert Gray successfully crossed the river bar and named the river “Columbia” after his ship, the Columbia Rediviva. Only a few years later, in 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at Cape Disappointment. So now you have the real story!
December 11th, 2008 by susiegoldsmith
So–this weekend we’re having the B&B Open House in five inns on the Peninsula. This is an annual benefit for the local food banks and gives locals the chance to visit our inns decorated for the holidays and nibble on goodies at each inn. Having failed to get our B&B association’s press release and photo in the local paper (they told us they didn’t receive it–twice!), the word is out on KMUN radio, perhaps there was mention in the Daily Astorian (I re-sent the press release and added one of my own) and there was a brief listing in the local paper under Community Activities. So I have made Creme de Menthe cookies and I’m making chocolate and vanilla cupcakes frosted and decorated with pretty holiday sprinkles, spiced cider and other goodies and some of our friends will show up if they don’t get blown away during the predicted storm tomorrow with wind gusts up to 70 mph. Then snow… over the weekend maybe. We are all a bit paranoid having been hammered with our “hurricane” last December 1-3 where we experienced 3 days of winds, 80-140 mph and really, nobody knew about how bad it was because we had absolutely no communication for three days. In actuality, Bill and I have US Cellular service and we had usable cell phones for most of the storm–but we didn’t know how fortunate we were. So–Pacific County is going out of their way to prepare us with these dire predictions for the next few days.
We had our wonderful and mellow Holiday Decorating Party last weekend. Cindy and Robert Davis, Odell Hathaway, Jennifer Flickinger, Mary Berscheidt, Fred Humphrey and his daughter Amy and husband Gary Inman helped decorate. Bill did the exterior lighting–just perfect, as always. The weekend was relaxing, full of great food and the inn looks very pretty. (In case the neighbors all show up for the Open House this weekend!) Thank you to all of you, dear friends for your help in decorating! Wish I could get some good exterior shots of the lights at night–but it’s so difficult to shoot! We still have an opening over New Years and some rooms after Christmas. (And lots before the holiday too!) So come to the wild SW Washington Coast and sit by the fire! I am attempting to upload images and the link isn’t working–sorry! I will try again tomorrow.
October 6th, 2008 by susiegoldsmith
It was a stormy day this Saturday and in the afternoon, the skies cleared and these spectacular clouds appeared on the horizon. At first, they were two alligator-like heads, then the wind flattened out the southerly head and turned it into a whipping tail. We hadn’t seen anything like it before–so we snapped a shot off our top deck. What an entertaining and beautifully colored sunset it was. The image doesn’t do it justice!
August 11th, 2008 by susiegoldsmith
July 31st, 2008 by susiegoldsmith
The 2008 Kite Festival is coming! Hooray! We are so excited that our favorite festival is fast approaching. We’re filled that week with beloved return guests. This enables us to enjoy the festival also!! We’ve had a very busy July with lots of guests from abroad and throughout the much of the United States. August looks to be busy also–but we do have rooms available on Sundays through some weekdays except for Kite Festival week. Labor Day looks open for several three nighters–it’s the last summer holiday after all! Just after Kite Festival is a great time to be here–still lots of kites in the air, but not the crowds. Come to the beach, sleep in the best beds in the world and dine at our wonderful breakfast table. We’re gearing up for our Wild Mushroom Celebration October 17-19. It’s becoming our second favorite festival! Hope you’re all having a great summer.