We have had another really good group here at the Addison this last weekend. We had an almost full house and everybody really clicked. It is Sunday evening, Happy Hour has just finished and a couple of our couples are heading out for dinner together.
We had another couple of couples check out this morning who really hit it off and before they left they exchanged e-mails and addresses. I suspect we will see them back here as a group some day. One of the couples (we’ll call them Noel and Lucinda) were here celebrating their 10th
anniversary with a vow renewal. They came prepared for a nice intimate service in the
courtyard that would confirm what they have lived the last ten years and reafirm that when they wed 10 years ago they knew what they were doing. But they did not bring a photographer to record the event.
Enter “Nick” and Donna”. They are repeat guests here at the Addison and it was nice to see them again. They stepped right in as photographers using Nick’s camera as well as Noel’s camera and video cam. The pictures you see here are courtesy of Nick’s family. The two couples spent a lot of time together over the weekend and it was nice to see new friendships develop.
We also have two guys here this weekend who are re-connecting with their loved ones after extended deployments overseas, one in Kuwait and one in Iraq. A couple of women are visiting us from the west coast; one from Oregon and one from California. We have couples celebrating anniversaries, celebrating birthdays with their spouses and couples just getting away for a few days to relax and unwind.
In the next few days we have personal guests showing up as well. I have a friend that I used to work with who is coming to wisit us with his wife on his way to south Florida. I haven’t seen Kirt in years, at least two “real jobs” ago. Lee has a friend from northern Ontario showing up soon as well. She will spend a few days with us and then head of on a tour of south Florida.
We feel lucky to have so many visitors from all over the world pass through our inn and spend a few days with us. We hear from so many of them after their visits with us have ended that it really feels like we have made new friends and not have just had guests stay with us.