A moment to check in, touch base with those incredible people--(you!!) who grace our Inn with your visits and leave our lives the richer for it. I joke often about "getting with the 90's" and yes, I am vaguely aware it is now 2010, but a blog--I'm starting to get there!
With the World Equestrian Events just around the corner, we are putting the final touches on here at the Inn, hoping to get our last tweaks ordered, acquired and installed before September 25th, and enjoying the facelift as it is really taking shape. It is sure to be an exciting time here and in keeping with the Federation, we too will honor the final last minute specials. If you put things off until the end or felt the games were priced out of the budget, don't lose heart--some of the ticket prices have been lowered. We will adjust our remaining rooms for the events, too. The booking and the cancellation policy still remain.
The Special Olympics athletes will compete for the first time in the World Equestrian Events--please come out and support these amazing individuals who have overcome tremendous difficulties to achieve feats in the Equestrian disciplines most able bodied souls could only imagine. It would be fantastic to fill the stadium in support of these fine people!
We've been working on the green area back of the Inn--with the huge pine trees trimmed up and the brushy overgrowth removed it is a pastoral park like setting with new benches and solar powered post lamps. Amazing what a bit of elbow grease and some new flowers will do! It's very inviting!
After the big ice storm year before last took several of the pencil pines that lined our driveway, we couldn't quite decide what to do. The choice was well worth the wait--a burst of "pink velour" crepe myrtles to the right and pink roses to the left are a splash of colorful welcome as you come and go.
We are currently funding and deciding how we will attack the height of the third floor for black and white bistro striped awnings, a lovely accent to the floral color that is a green way to save electric and enhance the cooling of the west side of the Inn.
We are also in the design stage of reinventing the signage and the new materials will not kill a tree or have to be replaced every 5 years. The new lamp post that is coming will work efficiently and no longer be burning 24 hours a day and wasting energy. (The current system should be light sensitive but is unforunately worn out and not functioning correctly).
We are also completing the new decor for the dining room to better describe it's new name "The Club Car", reminiscent of a 1911 pullman car, so popular back when the 1911 Montgomery was erected.
Be sure to check back as we launch our 100 year celebration for 2011. It is amazing all that was going on when the Montgomery was built. We hope to reintroduce our guests to some of the gaities of the early 1900's as we enjoy this old girl we've come to love.