Great to be back to blogging again!
Jean and I flew back into Portland last Thursday evening and after a motel stay near to the airport arrived back home last Friday a little before mid-day.
It was an incredible trip covering family in both England and France and I will start writing up the details of where we went and who we stayed with over the coming days; sing out if this is not want you want to read!!
But as good as the vacation was it was fabulous to be home and I wanted to share with you a few sights of home taken over the last couple of days.
I can think of no better way of re-starting my blog posts than to republish an item that Dan shared with me back in early April.
A man wrote in a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation:
“I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?”
An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who wrote:
“SIR: I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or steal pictures off the walls or use them as a coloring book.
I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here, too.”
Dan also shared some really gorgeous photographs that can be seen on the next two Sundays.