Our trip to Boston & Ireland was fantastic but very jam packed with travel & activity so there wasn't really any down time, no opportunity to truly relax. And things have not slowed down since we got back either! While we had been away our friend Mary had taken care of the inn & our guests for us. We left for Boston on the 19th of June and returned from Ireland late at night on Sunday the 27th.
On Monday morning, with a full house for the next week, we discovered as we were doing the daily laundry, that our dryer was not drying! Not only was it not drying the laundry we had just washed but it had been depositing a dull gray film on all of our beautiful white fluffy towels, spa robes and sheets while we were away! Everything was dingy & very dirty looking! A repairman for our Maytag Neptune laundry center couldn't get out to us until Wednesday so we had to load everything up from the linen closet and haul it over to the laundromat to rewash and dry.
Just 4 days after returning from our trip to Ireland we hosted a Spoiled Girls getaway for six fantastic ladies who filled 10 Fitch with chatter, laughter and all things girly. Maria, Laura, Francesca, Claudia, Nadia & Lee were a delight to have with us and said that they had a great time while they were here. The girls told us that they felt very pampered during their stay with us, loved all the rooms and they even re-named Equestrian Suite the "Pony Palace"!
Here they are getting ready to enjoy breakfast! After breakfast a limo came and picked them up for their 6 hour chauffeured winery & sightseeing tour. We prepared a picnic lunch for them to take along and when they returned to the inn they enjoyed a cookout on the 10 Fitch veranda & deck, a meal of chicken & sirloin kabobs, barbecue beans, pasta salad, iced tea & moms super fudgey brownies!
In the midst of all our busy-ness we also have entertained & enjoyed family. My sister, her husband and their 3 kids came for three days. My oldest granddaughter, Raythy, is here right now, has been here since last Sunday but leaves tomorrow for home, 3 hours away. Our youngest granddaughter, Jenna, who lives here in Auburn has come for a visit twice since we've been back. One day we went to Emerson Park so the kids could go swimming- Here they all are with mom on the merry go round. That's my niece Sam in the back, the from left to right, my niece Leanne, nephew David, granddaughter Raythy, and Jenna is on mom's lap.
We took the 4 oldest to Seabreeze amusement/water park the following day. Left the inn after breakfast and the rooms were made up around 1 PM. The drive to Rochester is about an hour and a half and we left the park around 8:30 PM. We had a blast!
So, Summer is in full swing and so are we here at 10 Fitch! Hope you are enjoying your summer and are getting to spend some time with those you love!