Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

We would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter!

For Easter morning breakfast at the Miller Tree Inn, we had Orange Croissant French Toast served with orange syrup and bacon.  If you scroll down through the labels on this blog, until you find "recipes", then click on that, you will be able to find the recipe for the French toast.  Each plate was garnished this morning with an Easter bunny made out of hard boiled eggs, carrots, cauliflower, and mustard seeds.  It was a fun morning.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Special Guests

We are lucky enough to get some of the nicest people as guests of our inn.  Last week we were speechless at the number of people that sent messages to us when we lost Blarney.  It was lovely seeing all the pictures, videos, etc that our prior guests sent us.  Though we only had Blarney with us for a year, he had a very sweet and playful personality that our guests responded to.

This week we had a wonderful family with 2 young girls stay with us.  All of the family were animal lovers and had found out about Blarney.  The two girls wanted to do something to make us feel better, so they made us the small wooden horse whose picture graces this blog entry.  We are sure that we have the nicest and most thoughtful guests!

Earlier this month we were graced with the opportunity to host several people connected to the History Channel show "Top Gear USA."  What a fun group they were!  The cast, producers, directors, production assistants, and everyone involved in the show and filming were great to work with.  We had 6 days worth of hard working young people with loads of creative energy flowing around us.  It was an exhilarating experience and we look forward to seeing the finished product.  The show will revolve around log trucks and it will probably be on TV in mid-July. 

Our guests often ask us if running a B&B is hard work.  It is, but it is also fun and our guests make it all worthwhile.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Welcome Back Whales

This morning the Quielute Tribe had their annual Welcome to the Whales  ceremony.  Last night, we went down to see the whales and were not disappointed.  We saw many fins, tails and spouts, though our pictures do show them.  Even if you don't get to see the whales, the scenery is beautiful.

Before we went out to LaPush, we had to admire the 50 or so elk in our neighbor's field up Division Street. And besides seeing whales at the beach, there were eagles flying overhead.  All in all, yesterday was a splendid day for wildlife viewing.

Here at the Miller Tree Inn, we have good availability for the next few weeks.  You might want to come out and welcome the whales back for yourselves.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sad Day at the Miller Tree Inn

Yesterday afternoon our little furry buddy, Blarney the cat was hit by a car.  Blarney was quite the little personality and for him life went full speed ahead.  Even though he had been with us for only a year, he made quite an impression on us and our guests.  Sometimes our pets have been one of the most memorable things about staying at the Miller Tree Inn, and Blarney certainly made himself known.  In time we will adopt another cat, but for now, Blarney's passing has left a paw sized hole in our lives.  We are going to miss him.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April 2014

The calendar says it is spring, but the temperatures this week have been pretty cold.  We had 3 lovely days of sunshine before the rain came back, so that is pretty typical spring weather for Forks.

We had a house full of young, wonderful, creative and energetic guests this week.  Once we have been given the go ahead, we will write more about them.  For right now, we will say that it made for a fun and exciting week for us.

We also had a lovely couple visit us from France, so Bill got out the French flag and put it up to welcome them.
Rainfest is coming up later this month.  The Quilt Club will be having classes and a quilt show April 25 - 27.  It is always a hit with guests.  There are usually other activities around town that weekend, too.  The Forks High graduating classes of the 70's are having a joint all day reunion at the Elks Club.  Peninsula College also usually hosts an event.  For other happenings please see the Forks Chamber of Commerce website at:  www.forkswa.com

We still have lots of availability for April and May.  Please come and see us!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Don't Forget the IRS

Innkeeper Bill has been working on our taxes off and on since January.  Recently Blarney decided that he would like to help.  Being a very curious kitty, Blarney thought that the file cabinet needed a little investigation, so he decided to help with the filing of the tax information.  Anyone want to borrow him?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring 2014

The sun is out, the birds are singing.  Spring is in the air, finally!  We know that there will be more rain to come, but for now we are enjoying the sunshine!

It has been quite a week.  The annual Quillayte Valley Scholarship auction was a huge success and broke all other records.  The amount raised for scholarships was $93,000!  Way to go Forks!  It is a wonder what this small community will do every year for students wanting to continue their education.  We are proud to be part of such an amazing community.

The new editor of the Forks Forum, Christie Baron, hosted an open house for the Chamber of Commerce and West End Business Association on Wednesday evening.  The new office looks great and Christi is doing a wonderful job at the Forum.  We are lucky to have her.

We could have deduced that spring was here given the increase of guests coming to us from abroad.  Last night we hosted guests from Finland and China.  If you drove by the inn yesterday or today, you would have seen those two very distinctive flags along with our own stars and stripes and the Canadian flag.

This weekend we will be changing our decorations from St. Patrick's Day to Easter.  One of our terrific guests blessed us by giving us a Ukranian Easter Egg.  It is the first Easter decoration to go and it is proudly hanging from our dining room chandelier.  Thanks, Toby.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

We Are Back!

Sorry we haven't posted in so long.  We took a 2 week trip to Florida and this was our view...

Would you want to work on the computer, if you could look at this?

We are back at work, now and this is the weekend of the annual Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction.  The Miller Tree Inn still has rooms left for this weekend and there are plenty of great items to bid the rest of today and tomorrow, March 16!  Hope to see you.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New Artwork

We started out this morning with a dusting of snow and little tiny flakes falling.  It quickly turned to sleet and then to rain as the day warmed up a bit.  During these colder mornings, we often see the elk come down our way a bit.  Today was no exception.  They came down into the field next to us and were happily grazing with the cows in our neighbor's field.

This afternoon, we finally go the new artwork hung in the Country Clover room.  We are very happy with it and think the freshly painted walls really compliment the 3 pieces.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Country Clover Room

In December, we decided to paint the Country Clover room before the new wood floors were installed.  Before the family could eat Thanksgiving dinner, we made them vote on what color to choose! We also asked guests, employees and friends.  It was a toss up between two colors right down to the end.  We had to be the tie breakers, so we took the risk and went with the Ace paint called "flower pot".  We have gotten good comments from the guests so far.  We also took the pedestal sink out of the bathroom and put in a small vanity.  This gives our guests a little more room for their things.  We are happy with the change and hope our future guests will be, also.