Friday, January 21, 2011

Views from the Windows

Another snow storm today so I am inside but it sure looks pretty outside so I took some pictures to share with you. You can see once the storm passed there was a bit of sun peeking out over the rooftops on Pearl Street.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Walk Around Bath

A beautiful winter's day and I got to go for a little walk around town. Check me out at all these great downtown Bath spots - the Gazebo in City Park, overlooking the Kennebec at Waterfront Park, by the clock at Front and Centre Streets and in the newest store downtown - the Winter's Gone Alpaca Store! They did make quite a fuss over me.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Exploring the Peninsulas

Maine is such a great place to explore and for Amy and Mark this happens in the off season since there just is no time in the summer and fall. Yesterday they took a trip down one of the peninsulas which, in this case, is a series of islands connected by bridges. First is Great Island, then Orr Island and then Bailey Island. To get to Bailey Island you pass over the Cribbstone Bridge which was recently renovated this past summer. It is much smoother now but still narrow enough that is makes you think you will brush the car coming in the opposite direction. At the end of Bailey Island is Lands End and the Giant Steps. It was quite cold out but a little walk was in order and the ocean is beautiful no matter what the season. As in a lot of places along the Maine coast, they saw lobstermen working despite the cold and Amy and Mark took a little time to act silly and enjoy the great day. Pictures are posted on our B&B Facebook page and I have added a couple here for you to see.

My Favorite Kitchen Spot

My Favorite Kitchen Spot
I love laying right here in the kitchen - this is the old floor that is going to be replaced soon.

Our Journey to Bath

Before Amy and Mark ever even thought about making me a part of their family, they were thinking about being innkeepers. About a year and a half after they adopted me, they left me in Erie, PA and took a trip to explore possible towns in New England to open their new business. While I patiently waited at home with a dog sitter, they journeyed to Bath ME, their first stop on the trip. It was December of 2004 so it was cold and raining in Maine but they fell in love with the town and the people they met. Driving to the next town in New Hampshire in a snow storm, they knew in their hearts that Bath was going to be our new home. They went ahead and looked at the other places as planned, but Bath was it. In February of 2005, they left me once again to look at a house on the market in Bath. It had been a B&B but had gone to a private home for the past couple years. Well, lucky us, they loved the house and put in a bid. It was so exciting when the realtor called us in Erie to say the Benjamin F. Packard House was ours! Things started moving quickly then. Packing up the house in Erie, making long distance arrangements for licenses, sprinkler systems and all the things that go with opening a new business. On May 14th, they packed the car and this time took me along too. We closed on the house on May 16th and in six hectic weeks, opened the new Benjamin F. Packard House B&B! My life as a bed and breakfast dog had begun.

Relax on my private patio

Come and enjoy a fabulous gourmet breakfast in my diningroom

Cozy up to warm fire with my complimentary afternoon tea

Enjoy the morning paper along with a cup of fresh brewed coffee in our parlor