What we love most about hosting guests in our B&B is the international flavour we experience. Our last guests were from Turkey. They are both studying mathematics at university in California and they also just got married, so they decided to take their honeymoon in Costa Rica. They spent 2 nights with us before heading back to Turkey where they were anticipating their second wedding ceremony with their family and good friends.
Can and Ezgi enjoyed the natural setting and were hoping to spot a Quetzal, but it was not to be. They did find success with the fishing though. They both caught a trout each (at this size - almost a kilo/2.2 lb - one fish feeds two people, but we always ask if they'd like to catch our dinner, too, and they were up for it).
And I couldn't resist taking a picture of Bobbie McGee... she is still a very active puppy. She's jumping up a little less, and we're still working on training her not to jump up at all. It's proving more difficult than expected because she just loves people so much, but she is calming down somewhat. Thank goodness she's so light and small. Her head barely reaches my knee height. Our guests are always super understanding and somehow Bobbie has a way of casting a spell on them... by the end of their stay, they all want to take her home! Can you blame them... just look at that face.
We have had a few days last week where it didn't rain at all... and a few days where the mornings have been beautiful and sunny, but most days, at some point in the day or night, it has rained. Yesterday, it felt cool and damp so we had a fire burning in the fireplace all day long. It was nice and cozy. It's strange to read about the heatwave that is hitting Southern Ontario the last few days while we're here bundling up. It rained so hard at one point that we discovered a small leak. So today, Kevin went up on the roof to investigate and did what he could to seal it. Then, while he was up there, he decided to vacuum the skylight. After the beetle season we had in March and April, there were a few the got caught between the clear plastic sheets. Now, when we look up from the living room, the skylight is nice and sparkly clean.
Since the plums are growing fast and furious, I went up to pick some more... and yes, I made another pie. This pie making is becoming a bit of a habit (not sure if it's a good one or a bad one).
I also planted some seedlings in the greenhouse to keep the cycle going.
We are hosting more guests next weekend. They are from San Jose, Costa Rica. And only speak Spanish. Wish us luck!!
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