Where has September gone? It seems like just a few days ago we were looking at September from a distance and now it is almost slipped away. The month started off with a full house over the Labor Day weekend and it feels like we haven’t slowed down since.
The big event of September was the Amelia Island Blues Festival. We had several guests head down to Main Beach to catch the music and we even hosted the official photographers for the event. Maggie Doone and I didn’t get a chance to head down there but our guests reported having a good time and enjoying some top notch entertainment. International Talk Like a Pirate Day has also come and gone. (photo courtesy of Lovin Touch Photography out of Atlanta. Guess where they stayed while in town?)
There is always something to fix or improve when you own three wooden buildings in Florida. I have been kept busy with a little something I like to call “Where is this water coming from?” I figured out where the water was coming from and now just have to fix all the holes in the walls.
We also had gas lines run to all of our fireplaces in the main house. The gas logs have been installed in the living room and as soon as I get the chimneys blocked in Rooms 3 and 4 we can install the logs in those fireplaces. Rooms 1 and 2 will get theirs later in the year, just in time for that cool fall weather.
September has been a quiet month for weddings at the Addison with only three elopements. I still get a kick out of performing these wedding services. The people we unite are such a diverse group in age, origin and beliefs.
Florida Travel and Life, the magazine and on-line Florida source, is putting together an article on Amelia Island and the Addison that will be in their January edition. We had their travel editor staying with us last week and he was so impressed with our island that he sent his photographer for a three day photo shoot of the downtown and the inn. The travel editor from Points North, an Atlanta publication is coming next week. Hopefully she will be just as impressed.
Our Dog Days of Summer Free Night Special expires at the end of September but it will be replaced by our Fall For The Addison Special starting November 1st. Before you know it the Holidays will be here and a new year will be upon us. Where does the time go?