Archive for November, 2007

Christmas on the Beach

Even humble beach cottages decorate for Christmas…

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We Have a Winner

Congratulations to Arlene Sykora of Sauk City, Wisconsin for coming up with the closest guess for the number of Christmas trees that we decorate at Fairbanks House. Arlene guessed 17. The correct number is……… 21. We have a tree in every guest room (12), trees on the front porch (2), trees on guest room porches […]

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Greenway Kind of Day

It was another beautiful warm sunny day today so I headed for the Greenway for my walk. There were a few runners, walkers and bicyclists out but I was most interested in this snake bird that was enjoying a solitary walk through the wetlands. Also, this sign about the alligators always cracks me up. Frankly, […]

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Beautiful November Day

Today was our 24th wedding anniversary, so Bill and I took a walk on the beach in fabulous 80 degree sunshine. Here’s my groom hunting for sharks’ teeth, a common pastime around here. We don’t have a shark problem, but we’re on an ocean current pattern that deposits a lot of them here anyway. Most […]

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Don’t Forget…

…to send in your guess for the number of decorated Christmas trees at Fairbanks House. The winner of the $50 gift certificate will be announced Tuesday.

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Too Much Shopping

This poor guy evidently got dragged to all of the shops starting on Friday with the pajama party and ending with the few stores that were still going strong Sunday evening. Just after I passed by, it looked as though he was heading for an ice cream cone though. Good dog.

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Tree Lighting Day

Tonight is the night that they’ll be lighting our town Christmas tree at the foot of Centre Street. I’m not going to be able to make it down tonight so I went down this afternoon to take a peek at the preliminaries. As you can tell from the flags, it’s pretty windy down by the […]

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Pajama Party Day!

Today was pajama party day on Centre Street. The merchants kick off the Christmas shopping season in style with an offer of discounts to anyone who shops in their pajamas. Everyone was in on the act including shopkeepers… people with interesting headgear… mothers and daughters with similar taste… very cool Fairbanks House guests…. leopard print […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that everyone out there had as nice a Thanksgiving as we did here at the inn. Our guests started the day by having Bill’s pumpkin pancakes with a caramel pecan topping, and then they all went on a wonderful boat tour with Amelia River Cruises (where they were treated to an extra half […]

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A Different Perspective

I usually take photos right on top of buildings on Centre Street but this time I looked back over my shoulder from Third Street toward the government buildings on Centre. On the left is the top of the post office, which was the original customs house and the clock tower on the right sits atop […]

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