Season 3 is here! Yippee! and just at the right time. I don't know how to say this without sounding selfish, but I am a closet Downton watcher. Hence why, therefore, tis is the best time of year for the much awaited roll out. It's January! Boats are out of the water, tourists and our guests are here to eat and eat well, or should I say 'dine well'. That means we have mutual intentions at the inn and that's just grand with me.
We were very fortunate here in Annapolis, as the storm didn't hit as hard as we had planned for. The eve before the storm I went down to the Dock and it was eerie...stores were boarded up and/or their windows were taped with a big X. Sandbags were placed on top of each other. Flooding was truly anticipated and with the high tide we surely expected City Dock to be under water. We were lucky. Many were not. I heard today on the news, from the Secretary of Homeland Security, that the storm was as big as Europe!
I vividly remember my innsitting debut at the impeccable Blue Door Inn in Baltimore arriving with my clipboard in hand. What caught my eye were these 2 baggies full of what looked like paste. The innkeeper Roger orientated me on the House as my eyes wandered off to 'those 2 baggies', Well as Roger finally got to the bread instructions my anxiety increased. Day 1,this, Day 6 mix, Day 10 bake...Yowza. Well, I couldn't find Roger's electric mixer so I hand stirred everything patiently and well it was a partial success as the bread turned out a little lumpy.
We at Chez Amis Bed & Breakfast offer our inn as a nice and warm respite after your partaking of at least 40 restaurants offering their wonderful cuisine! What an eventful week. For a list of the current participants click on
and I don't have to remind you that all of the restaurants are within walking distance, or if too far we can always call E Cruisers. So plan your evenings and we'll leave you with a wonderful quote:
Well, at the risk of introducing a sad issue but a reality, we'll take the risk. We've read where returning veterans are having a hard time adjusting as they come home.
When our friends, John and Rob, sold their Inn (William Page Inn) down the street, they were thoughtful enough to give us early pick of furniture, artwork and other pieces, that they predicted would not 'fit' in their new Fort Lauderdale home decor. For example, their cherished tall grandfather clock would brand them 'the northerners'' for a while! And I assume they would get the same reaction with this portrait, so it is in safe surrounds now!