A new year – who can believe it is already 2012. Winter is settling in here on the lake and the quiet time gives me a chance to reflect over the past year. It was a milestone year in that it marked my 10th year here and the Inn’s 50th anniversary! I’m so lucky to have finally found my home.
This year we helped so many couples celebrate the start of their newlywed lives together. We even got to ring in the New Year helping with Christy and Kevin’s New Year’s Eve wedding. While all our couples had ties to Maine, we had one couple come all the way from Alaska to get married here. Maine certainly calls people home for the special times in their lives.
We had visitors from all over the US and the world. Meeting such a variety of guests is one of the most fun parts of inn-keeping. We had visitors from 32 different states. We have so many folks who come back year after year – and sometimes several times a year. I so look forward to their visits.
We had a lot of wildlife activity on the lake. Our eagle family had two babies this year. They kept the lake residents entertained all summer as they called to their parents to hurry up with dinner. Baby turtles were in abundance this fall as they quickly made their way from the nest back to the lake. And of course there was the moose. This couldn’t have been more exciting. Being the first moose I’ve seen since I moved to Maine it was truly one of the best moments I’ve had. The sighting was on exactly the date of my 10th anniversary here at the Inn.
We made additional improvements to the Inn this year. We finally acknowledged that global warming has come to Maine. We added air conditioning to the banquet space and the guest rooms. Our windows still open to catch the lake breezes but on those really hot days everyone can come in out of the heat and take a break.
We are really looking forward to a great 2012. We are busy booking weddings and parties for the summer. If you have an event coming up just give us a call. We would love to help. We are taking room reservations as well. It is never too early to check out the availability calendar on our website.
We hope to see all of you back again this year. You, our friends old and new, are what makes this such a great place to work and live.