Thank you, again, for all of your kind words and well wishes. As you know it was a very difficult weekend for us. As we traveled from Pennsylvania to New Jersey for my FIL's burial, we were greeted with this lovely rainbow. It helped to remind me of beauty that exists within the "Circle of Life". There is much pain and sorrow.......but then there is joy and happiness.......yin and yang.
Because our day ran much longer than we expected on Saturday, we did not roll into Rhinebeck until 5:00pm. The original plan was that Ken was going to drop me off at the B&B that I was scheduled to stay in and then head home. We arrived to a deserted and dirty Inn. We waited for close to 45 minutes before the
wicked witch Inn keeper arrived. Because it was getting late and Ken really was very overwhelmed by sadness, I felt that it was best for him not to travel the 6 hours home with our younger daughters. I explained to the wench Innkeeper, because it was so late that we would need to find other accommodations that would fit our family. The evil compassionate person that she was, charged me for the night (160.00), even though she could have sold the room later, I was told by my friends who were staying there.
I am not one to speak ill of anyone, nor complain, but the horrors of the Bittersweet Bed and Breakfast were beyond believable for the prices that we paid. Dirty, dusty, wet and moldy rooms and a very unscrupulous innkeeper. Anyone reading this...........tuck this note away as one Inn to avoid, when in Rhinebeck!!
Alas.........there was silver lining in my day, however. I contacted the girls I was to travel home with to find that they were heading to Morehouse Merino, my favorite stop in all of Rhinebeck (Redhook). Morehouse was hosting their second annual wine and cheese open house. I can't say enough good things about this company. Last year, I told you about my wonderful customer service dealings with them and this year when I got there and the wine bottle was empty, the hospitality hostess, came over to me and told me she was getting a new bottle......I guess she could spot a "needy" customer...LOL. When I spoke with her at the fair the next day, we laughed about it. My experiences with Morehouse have been wonderful..........they go above and beyond what is expected for their customers. What a contrast to my B&B experience.......again.........yin and yang.
Tomorrow it will be all good when I talk of my time at the festival :-) Until then.......ciao~