A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
Even though February is the month of love due in part to
Hallmark’s marketing, it’s still nice to reflect on the things, people, and places, that we
love and show our appreciation to the
significant others in our life.Appropriately,my blog
inspiration book, Everthing I Need to Know about LOVE I Learned From a Little Golden Book reminds us that, “without love, we wouldn’t know joy’s true
heights.” A bed and breakfast is a good place to relax alone or celebrate your
relationship with that special someone.
This trip was filled with things that I love. It was a combined ski trip, an activity thatI love, (Day 151 Ski Utah) and a stay
in a bed and breakfast (B and B), theJefferson Inn. The Jefferson is minutes away from Holliday Valley Ski resort in Ellicottiville,
New York . I also love history,
architectureand homes with a past ( Day 153 and Day 154) and the Jefferson Inn is
arestored home from the 1800’s with
interesting woodwork, a wrap around porch andan intimate feel. Ofcourse finding a place to relax with that special someone and to
celebrate a special relationship is really what love
is all about.
After a scary drive through a blizzard,it was a relief to be greeted by the owner and the smell of
chocolate. What I enjoyed aboutthe B
and B was the welcoming atmosphere because someone is sharing their home with you.When you walk in, you are made to feelspecial asyou are given a tourof the
home, its sitting area, where you can help
yourself to coffee, teas, and homemade
cookies, the entrance to the hot tub,
and your room.
In the morning you awake to a fantastic breakfast. Sitting around the table with other guest
you make friends and enjoy being waited on. After a day of skiing, the hot tub
and the smell of fresh baked cookies made even the record breaking cold ( -27 wind chill )
weekend warm and cozy.
Town of Ellicottville dinning and shops
I would definitely go to B and B again. This one, the
Jefferson Inn, is a keeper inmy empty nest
survival tool box.
And now these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of theses is love (1 Corinthians 13:13)