Yes, I realize it is only the beginning of June, but with all the rooms finally renovated, the pool opening up tomorrow, and flowers blooming, it’s hard not to feel like summer is here. Also with Bike Week right around the corner things are starting to pick up here. Hopefully it wont be a typical June and rain the entire month.
Also putting everyone in gear for summer is that the motel is hiring! We are looking for a full-time year round front desk person, and seasonal housekeepers. So spread the word, it’s a great place to work!
Can anyone believe it’s April already?? Funny how fast time goes by when the sun is shining and the weather is warmer. Although it is milder than last year, signs of spring finally here! Flowers are beginning to bloom, and the dogs are shedding like crazy! They got a bath about a week go so it’s not so bad now, and they are so soft and beautiful!
It still seems like yesterday we were still getting heavy snow storms (though I suppose that could still happen but I’m staying optimistic). But fear not snow lovers; Attitash and Wildcat are still open, at least for a little while longer. And they have great deals on tickets right now.
Here at the motel we are already getting reservations for Story land packages and paperwork for golf vouchers. Also motorcyclist are making reservations like crazy, we have a week in June completely booked just by them. Not that I’m complaining mind you, I love the business!
In other motel news Jerry is finishing remolding the last of the rooms so all the rooms will be up to date by summer. I bet he’ll be happy about that (though I’m sure that just the beginning of his project list).
All of us here are preparing to go on vacation soon, hey even motel owners need a break once and a while. I hope everyone enjoys their April vacations as well, hopefully the weather warms up more so the kids can start playing outside!
So the beginning of the month the groundhog did not see his shadow…a disappointment for all winter lovers but an exciting time for the rest of us. Right?? Well as we all know this is New England and if you don’t like the weather wait five minutes because Mother Nature likes to make her own agenda. For example remember a week or so ago when it was 60 degrees and then yesterday and today we got a blizzard named Nemo (the internet memes are flying). Now I live in Hiram, Maine, for those of you who do not know where that is it is around 30 miles and takes about 30-45 minutes depending; going home Thursday there was very little to no snow on the side of the roads however, coming to work today was a totally different story. I woke up to around 2 feet of snow my two poor dogs, who are both larger breeds, had to jump and tunnel through the snow to go to the bathroom. At least here at the Motel Moose plowed though the snow enough to give Paris a place of her own. Jerry said we got around 15 inches of snow, and there’s more in the forecast for this coming week. As I’m writing this I’m watching the sun go down over the mountain causing a beautiful sunset and a sense of calm. So just in time for Valentines day and school vacation the ski mountains have plenty of fresh snow and Mother Nature reminds us that we’re not out of the woods yet!
I love this picture!
The snowy motel
Our cold reindeer buddy.
The calm after the storm.
The calm after the storm
So finally after much waiting mother nature finally gave (most of) us what we wanted…snow! Though I think she wanted to make us worry if we were going to have a white Christmas or not (hey I’m sure she gets bored too).
As mentioned in the last post I am taking over the front desk/blog responsibilities while my best friend goes off to college. While deeply saddened I am excited for her and wish her the best as long as she promises moves back to the area! I feel like I’m finally starting to get my feet under me here; just in time for business to start picking up!
Enjoy these pictures of the fresh snow we got today and hope more is on it’s way!
After skiing all day, check into one of our cozy rooms and warm up with a great sizzler by #1 New York Times best selling author, Lisa Gardner. Starting Christmas Eve, receive a signed copy of one of her books when you check. So visit us soon…and often. Offer valid while supplies last. One book per room.
The day has finally arrived – our new office is open for business! It feels so big after the months of makeshift spaces. Not a particularly bad thing, however. All this space will inevitably be put to use storing something. For now, though, I feel like I’m rattling around in a giant void; removed from the family, few guests in the off season, even the dogs don’t come out here much….. yet.
Everything came together beautifully. I’m quite sad I won’t be able to enjoy it for much longer. My own moving day is just around the corner. Fifteen more days, to be exact, then I’ll be gone. On to a new, thrilling adventure, of course, but at the same time there’s still a lot I’m leaving behind. I’ve been part of the Motel off & on for 5 1/2 years . . . far more than any other job I’ve had. Never have I gone so far from my family either. I’ve gone away before, but it was never so much that one couldn’t decide to pop over for the day anyway. And not that it’s going to be impossible to do now, just more difficult, but all the same . . . . it feels like another continent.
I guess this is growing up.
But never fear Faithful Reader (really- who am I kidding?), I’m leaving you in very capable hands. As fate would have it, my very best friend happened to be in the job market just now and is going to take my place here! Plus, with a reliable internet connection at home, I’ve decided to start a personal blog dedicated to Isabelle, my pretty pretty princess paws (read: cat). Thus I will be able to check in on things here, put in my two cents, and, should anything exciting happen where I’m going, post little updates on my new venture. So we’ll be in touch. As I bid you adieu, I wish you a warm & joyous holiday season and thank you for tuning in while I tried to figure out how this blog-thing works. You’ve been ever so patient. I’ll see you (sometime) in the new year!
Good night, and good luck.