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 beach, blogging, cruise, Family, friends, Jansen Schmidt, Vicksburg, words, writing, tagged 1940's military vehicles, Army, Army vets, historic naval ships, history, landing ship tanks, LST 325, LST Memorial, MASH, naval ships, Navy, Normandy, Normandy beach, veterans, WWII, WWII LST ships on October 17, 2016| 10 Comments »
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 awards, Baer House Inn, Birthdays, blogging, dessert, desserts, dieting, drinks, Family, food, Holidays, humor, Jansen Schmidt, love, romance, soup, vacation, Vicksburg, writing, tagged beignets, blackened fish, charms, cheese grits, chicken & waffles, collard greens, crawfish, food, greens, grooms cakes, gumbo, jambalaya, king cakes, muffalettas, New Orleans, Po' boys, Po'boy sandwiches, red beans and rice, shrimp and grits, southern cuisine, southern food, sweet tea, turnip greens on June 27, 2016| 10 Comments »
When we made our decision to move to the south, there were certain things I expected to change about my diet. I anticipated that I would be eating more spicy food; foods with a Cajun or Creole flavor. I knew that gumbo and jambalaya and red beans and rice would be prevalent in most restaurants, along with sweet tea. Let’s not forget about the sweet tea. It is a southern staple. In fact, if you order iced tea and you don’t specify unsweet, you’re probably going to get sweet tea.
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 »