How The Wayfarer Got Its Name

Quite a few of our guests think that the Wayfarer got its name from the title of a book. Quite a few of you have sent me these books.  Once, even, a box with 10 of them arrived. They were beautifully gift wrapped, one by one and numbered.  1 copy for each cottage. They had been found, purchased and wrapped by Douglas David – the painter who is responsible for our logo.  And just recently another book found its way to our mailbox; this one from a sweet family that has been here only once so far, but they’re coming back this summer 🙂

Wayfarer book

Until the 70’s (I don’t know the exact year)  the cabins were “Benson’s Fisherman’s Cabins”.  Later they belonged to the Pattyn family.  Guess what they were called then.   “Pattyn’s Place Motel”.
In 1983,  Andre and Walter Emig bought the place and named it “Wayfarer Motel”.  And they named it after a figurine named “The Wayfarer”.  A wayfarer, of course, is a traveler but this one looks like a hobo.

wayfarer figurine

Open for Business!

Yes, the sign is up and we are open for business.  Should be a good crop again this year, and prices are low.

So come on down or up and start weeding 😉

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Looks a mess but is really quite pretty and cottage-garden-ish in real life 😉

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I cannot keep the Oregano at bay. Thank goodness the chickens like munching on it

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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Al Fresco

Oh boy, every cottage was filled with guests who love eating al fresco.  They cooked up a storm and enjoyed their cookery outside. My heart was singing at the sight.

It started with breakfast when I spotted Isaac and his younger brother Elias having their meal all by themselves.  Wellllll, you can see their parents on the swing watching that everything goes the way it should.  These two little men were so darling.

Breakfast at the Wayfarer

Breakfast at the Wayfarer

Breakfast at the Wayfarer with Isaac and Elias

Breakfast at the Wayfarer with Isaac and Elias

The feasting continued in the late afternoon and evening when, again, I spotted the kids and a couple of other cottages enjoying dinner.

Dinner

…and After Dinner Drinks

After Dinner Drinks

I let them talk me into a glass of vino 🙂

This is what it’s all about.  Happy summer to meeeeee

Yep, it’s that time again

I cannot not show off these beautiful little jewel boxes.  This year most of the flowers came from Crystal Gardens…

# 7 a.k.a The Meadowlark  with a rock-e-fied angel given to me by John and Gail W.  who are residing there for the next 2 weeks.

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# 9 a.k.a. The Heron with it’s mossy flower box

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# 8 a.k.a. The Sandpiper which was the stepchild this year.  All the “leftovers” went into it but the 2 bunnies seem to be enjoying themselves 😉

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Good night Lobelias, Zinnias, Impatiens’, Carnations, Nasturtiums, Pansies, et al  🙂

 

Free TV with one Night Stay

Mike and I were staring at all those

TV’s

that we replaced with shnazzy,  new 29″  TV’s the other day.

What to do with the “antiques”?

Here is our solution:

Stay one night, take home a free color TV with remote control 😉

Any takers?

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Yup, that’s how we do business at the Wayfarer 🙂