Whew! I’m glad that’s over. Ever have one of those weeks? My last week was jam packed with inn guests, meetings and special events. I mean jam packed!! (more…)
Posted in Baer House Inn, blogging, camera, Family, Fiction, food, friends, goals, Happy New Year, Holidays, humor, Jansen Schmidt, resolutions, Vicksburg, writing, tagged Baer House Inn, Civil War, Duff Green Mansion, ghost tours, ghosts, haunted, Haunted Homecoming, haunted tours, Haunted Vicksburg, January, January events, McNutt House, McRaven House, Mississippi, Mississippi paranormal, Mississippi paranormal society, MPS, nighttime, paranormal, paranormal investigations, tour homes, Vicksburg events, Vicksburg tours, Victorian homes on January 9, 2017| 15 Comments »
January is what the folks of Vicksburg call, “the slow season.” I guess it’s probably pretty slow everywhere what with the holiday craziness settling down, kids back in school, lousy weather for traveling, tax preparation looming, and getting started on all of those awesome new year’s resolutions and all. (more…)
Posted in awards, Baer House Inn, blogging, camera, Family, friends, goals, humor, Jansen Schmidt, love, moving, romance, success, vacation, Vicksburg, words, writers, writing, tagged Baer House, Baer House Inn, bed & breakfast, bed and breakfast, business owners, Chamber of Commerce, Grit Magazine, guests, made up words, Marilyn Jones, Mississippi, P. Rickrode, small business, small business awards, testimonials, travel, travel bloggers, travel magazine, traveling, Trip Advisor, urban dictionary, Warren County, weddings on July 25, 2016| 18 Comments »
I know what you’re thinking – bizi what? Biziversary. Yes, that’s a made up word. I thought of it all by myself, but I think it might catch on and some day make it into the urban dictionary.
Biziversary. Let’s break it down: part 1; biz, short for business – part 2; iversary, annual celebration of something important, in our case, the Rickrodes buying The Baer House Inn. That’s right – it’s our biziversary. We’ve owned The Baer House now for a year! (more…)
Posted in Baer House Inn, beach, blogging, camera, cruise, Disney, Disneyland, Family, friends, goals, Holidays, humor, Jansen Schmidt, moving, resolutions, spring break, vacation, Vicksburg, writing, tagged across country, Alice Cooper, California, classic rock, family vacation, homework, last day of school, Minnesota, Mississippi River, National parks, road trips, school, summer vacation, traveling, travels, vacationing, western United States on June 6, 2016| 12 Comments »
Posted in Baer House Inn, blogging, camera, chocolate, diamonds, drinks, Family, friends, humor, Jansen Schmidt, jewelry, romance, underwear, Vicksburg, words, writers, writing, tagged alcohol, books, boxer briefs, bureau drawer, clothing, diamond earrings, dirty underwear, forgetting stuff, ice chest, John Kellerman, lime green, medicine, missing clothes, pills, Snickers, sports bra, wine on May 9, 2016| 11 Comments »
So another week is upon us and I find myself wondering: what left behind items am I going to find today? Last week was epic for people forgetting stuff. We hit the Mother Lode of things forgotten. Every day we came upon some poor item left behind in one of the guest rooms.
Oh sure, we’ve found items before now, but nothing of significance. Quite a few times I find little pills on the floor or on the bathroom vanity or even in the bed. I’ve often wondered if I should call the departed guest to let them know that someone forgot to take their medicine (I’d hate for someone to have a heart attack because they failed to take their preventative pill). But then I follow that up with, “what if an extra pill just dropped out of the bottle and if I call them, they’ll panic and take an extra one and have a heart attack or something because I’ve frightened them?” It’s such a quandary.