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BLAIR POTTERY
If you have been a guest, and stayed multiple nights (i.e. our retreat groups), then you know we try to change plating for each meal. Our primary set was a red and white ironstone Memory Lane made in the 1960’s by the Royal China Company (we liked the acorn pattern on the edges), There is also the abundant Johann Haviland’s Blue …
DOUBLE DOSE OF MISSOURI ROUTE 66 FUN
This weekend, I had the opportunity to take in not one, but two Festivals nearby celebrating the Route 66. Missouri (Springfield specifically) has the distinction of being called “The Birthplace of Route 66“, the first highway, designated in 1926, to offer a way West from Chicago to Santa Monica (Los Angeles County), just under 2500 miles. If became know …
REMEMBERING ROSS FROM THIS INNKEEPERS MEMORIES
This week, we were alerted to the news that Ross Perot passed away at 89. Most of the news outlets touched on his life and successes, but it seemed in the one thing most Americans remember Ross for his 1992 run as an Independent for President, and a few touched on Dana Carvey’s very funny impersonation on Saturday Night LIVE. …
RETREAT UPDATE
Blackberry Creek Retreat Bed & Breakfast wraps up our 12th year in business, and Retreats have been a large part of that in terms of guests and nights booked. Many of you have seen lots of changes over those years, for those who began early with us, and we felt it a good time to provide …
LOVE THOSE SHROOMS
A few weeks ago, one of our guests/Quilt Retreats presented us with a gift bag of dehydrated Lobster Mushrooms (Hypomyces Lactifluorum). As many of our guests know, we use these wild Ozarks mushrooms in dishes prepared here, and they raise eyebrows and interests, so we thought we’d provide a bit of insight to these delicacies.   First, it …
ARE B&B’S FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS?
This week, hosted a business traveler for an evening. Don’t act shocked, we have hosted business folks before, though RARELY. Mostly women who like B&B’s for their security and familiarity. Men are rare. Our location and proximity to “businesses” a factor, and business travelers typically stay at major hotel chains for perks, it is not …