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JOURNEY OF AN INNKEEPER
It is rare that we have taken time to get away, really get away and take a little vacation time like we once did. Our calendar fills up, and opportunities to get away seem to be only allowed for a quick trip to see grand-kids, or a doctor run out of town. Well, the first …
THE 2021 MISSOURI CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL IN THE BOOKS…..
As many of your know, one of our biggest events of the year is supporting the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in our nearby county seat of Marshfield, Missouri. After cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, this years roared back with an interesting line-up of guests, events and forums fulfilling most visitors interests. As always, our Bed and Breakfast is blocked …
QUILTS, QUILTS, QUILTS….
We love quilts here at Blackberry Creek Retreat. We have been very blessed over the past 14 years to have seen MANY quilts crafted both here by our retreaters and posted on-line by those talented ladies. We’ve attended local quilt shops and quilt shows with our guests. A few quilts have been generously gifted to us, undeserved, …
MISSOURI BICENTENNIAL – 1
DID YOU KNOW that 2021 marks the Bicentennial, 200 years since Missouri joined the Union as the 24th State? There are MANY resources and links to various events, facts, historical connections, etc. in the past 200 years regarding the Show-Me-State. To honor this commemorate this event, Blackberry Creek Retreat B&B will include a post each month of interesting facts …
DAY TRIPPIN’ – OZARK COUNTY’S GRIST MILLS
OZARK COUNTY GRIST MILLS TOUR It wasn’t until we returned to Missouri, that we discovered and visited a few of Missouri’s Grist Mills, a short day trip from us. In fact, we enjoyed them so much, we returned several times with friends and guests. It is said there were a dozen such mills operating at one time …
WINDS OF CHANGE
Well, 2020 is just about in the books, and we look ahead for what’s in store for us in 2021. It’s like looking into a thick fog with the headlights on bright. We depart 2020 after a most unusual year, both with the COVID pandemic, and enough news and politics to make one’s head swim. COVID remains and politically, …