From strangers to friends
Running a B&B has many rewards: it provides us an opportunity to share our wonderful property with others, it fosters our social acumen, it allows us to share our story and to hear the story of others. And that connection to people from all over the world is pretty awesome. We've enjoyed getting to know all our guests... some encounters remain skin deep while others cross the line into a genuine, caring friendship by the time they leave. This is what happened to us this week.
Krista and Dave arrived on Monday for four nights and five days. They flew in from Oregon. They both work crazy hours and hadn't had a break in quite a long while, and they were long overdue. They needed a place that offered some much needed respite. And they chose Hush Valley Lodge to decompress. We spent a great deal of time with them because we found we had so much in common.
We learned that Dave has a passion for roasting coffee and brought us a bag of his own batch (how generous is THAT!!). He was particularly interested in going on the coffee tour in Santa Maria... it did not disappoint (it never does). They enjoyed exploring San Marcos, too. They went to the Catarata restaurant, which has a lovely waterfall and good food. Oh, and Krista brought me the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (one of my favourite writers), which was amazing. I read it in two days flat.
By the time Friday rolled around, we felt like old friends. You can read their guestbook comment here.
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Dave and Krista are a couple from the Pacific Northwest that led overwhelmingly busy lives.
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