Maynard has been staying at the Addison fairly regularly for years, even before we bought the inn three and a half years ago. When we first met Maynard he was working for the State and would show up every couple of months with his crew and spend a few days working in the local wetlands. Maynard has now retired from the State and now lives a life of leisure. Somewhere along the way he met Trudy and their last couple of visits to the Addison have been as husband and wife.
They just checked out after a weekend stay with us and are heading home. While they were here on Amelia Island they bought a house! It turns out that although Maynard and Trudy love the Addison they have also fallen in love with Amelia Island and want to live here. I was surprised at the rapid transaction (viewed the house and offered on Thursday, offer accepted and house purchased by Saturday morning) but they had done their homework on the world-wide internets and were well prepared.
We often hear from repeat and past guests. I received a note and a photo from Gary and Lee in Anchorage on the 11th of May. They came all the way from Alaska to get married at the Addison. I married them in our courtyard two years ago and they send a photo and a note every year on their anniversary. Can you tell by the photo that they both work for the fire department?
These represent two great aspects of running an inn. We get guests that keep coming back to us and become our friends and we love hearing from our guests that still think about their visit to the Addison and to Amelia Island.