The trials and tribulations of innkeeping


wow, looking through some of my blogs from the first year, this one fell into my lap. We have had some fantastic guests this weekend. Everyone that stayed was a regular guest. It’s like having family come to visit…

Originally posted on Adventures of an Innkeeper:

I was just skyping with Janice, aka Llama – my buddy from my favorite Disney discussion board. We talked about how she thought that we had an idyllic life but that she would not be able to do my job.  She said that she couldn’t stand the thought of setting up a cottage a certain way and make it perfect in her eyes and then to have someone come and touch things and move them  :shock:  Here are her exact words:  “I’d be horrible at it – I’d have something set just perfect in a cabin and be mad if someone touched it.”
Weeeeeell, I have news for Janice,  I am that way too but what are ya gonna do about it?  Put on the blinders!  Some guests will completely re-arrange a cabin, others leave a huge mess and then others totally surprise you and the cabins look like…

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a sunset and then some

Some very nice guests of ours have shared their pictures from an outing in Frankfort.

It was a rainy kind of a day, yesterday, and no one could have guessed that, through the evening fog, such a beautiful picture would be possible.

If you click on the pictures, they will magically get expand ;)

The Frankfort lighthouse

Sunset, Les White

Les White, the photographer, and his other half, Lori, also found their first morel mushrooms, AND, they had them for breakfast.

morels Les White wayfarer lodgings

Trillium season :)

Trillium, Les White

Dutchman’s breeches – beautiful

Dutchman's breeches Les White

And there you have it – another beautiful day on the shores of Lake Michigan and in the woods of north-west lower Michigan.  Good night!

Concert in the Meadow

I believe that I forgot to tell you about a concert in the meadow.

Last summer an older couple spend a week with us.  Before they made their reservations, they asked if Mr. P. would be allowed to practice his bagpipes.
Guess what? “YESSssss, he most certainly can!”, was my answer.

Every evening at sunset, on his weeklong stay, he would march into the meadow and practiced a couple of songs.  Our neighbors on Grace Road, all sitting on their decks, which overlook the Wayfarer, enjoyed and showed their appreciation by applauding – loudly

Bird Nests…

Yesterday, while taking care of our grandson for the day,  I moseyed around the cottages, while the little munchkin rolled around in the gravel, collecting little rocks, and wrestling with sticks in the grass. 2015-05-06 10.43.00

I started to clean out the flower box by The Goldfinch (cottage #2) and almost grabbed a Robin’s nest.

Robin eggs by The Goldfinch

Robin eggs by “The Goldfinch”

I missed you!

Wow, I have neglected my beloved blog.

So let us see if I can pick it back up and continue on a regular basis.

As many of you know, my boys have flown the proverbial coop. Tyler joined the Navy in 2013 and is in Charleston, SC learning to be a nuclear engineer.

Marc got married last September and lives with his bride in Manistee – in their very own little house.

We have become grandparents, Koda is his name and he will turn 2 in May.

Mike and I are still welcoming guests and are happy to do so, even though we said that once the kids graduate from high school, we would sell the Wayfarer.  Not going to happen until I cannot make beds anymore, LOL

Marc and Sabrina – September 27, 2014


Tyler and his son, Koda, Dec. 2013

Koda Christmas 2013

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Alyssa and Sunny

For the last few days, a young girl came riding her horse past the Wayfarer.  Finally tonight, we caught her eye and asked her to come to the front porch.  She did.  Wearing sunglasses and blond braids, I had no idea who she was.  Turns out, I have known her, with dark hair since she was 2 years old.  Alyssa Lone, she works at Glen’s Market and for the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department. What a girl…

Alyssa and Sonny

Alyssa and Sunny

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good bye you two :)

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