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Friday, June 13, 2008

Lily the wonder dog.....in her Hug a Dox harness


Lily the wonder dog.  Some days I wonder how we even ran an inn without an adorable dachshund!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Kindle books and innkeepers

I have now had my Kindle for about 3 months and have to say "I Love It", best product I have purchased in a long time.

What is a Kindle? It is like an IPod for books, and yes, it can "read to you" if you like to listen to books on "tape". I find reading very relaxing and is something that I am always asking our guests..."What are you reading?". Now I will have to start asking, "What's on your Kindle?"

In the short time I have had it, I have downloaded a number of books, via the FREE whispernet feature that works with Sprint's cell phone coverage, and have downloaded a large number of classics for free via the computer.

You can find great tips for books in many spots online like the Kindle Reader, or the Kindle Guide, or from Amazon's Kindle blog.  Just yesterday I wanted to look up a passage from "The Prophet" by Kahil Gibran and had the whole book on my Kindle in under a minute and for less than $5.  All while sitting on our back porch!  How cool is that.

The reason I think the Kindle is so great is that I have run out of places in the bed and breakfast for more books and so this way, I can read all I want, when and where I want without having to worry about where they will be stored later.  Plus it is better for the planet to not cut some many trees down....

Monday, June 02, 2008

Time to go rafting, winetasting and more....

The days are warm and the river is flowing, Placerville has a birthday, and wine tasting is always in season.



Time to raft the American River

It is that time of year when Rita and I enjoy a good trip down the South Fork of the American River. Exciting for experienced rafters and a great introduction for first- timers too!

There are many raft companies to take you down the river...give us a call for some suggestions.

Check out one of our favorite outfitters, who offer our guests 10% when you stay with us.


Some upcoming events in Placerville

Friday, June 6 from 6-8 and Saturday, June 7 at the Bennett Gallery on Main Street from 2-7pm is a special exhibit with Ashely Bennett-Stoddard.

Saturday, June 7 bring Coloma Blues Live to Henningsen Lotus Park · Lotus, CA Gates open at 10:00AM · Show Starts at 11:00AM Los Lobos, The Tommy Castro Band, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, Albert Cummings, and Curtis Salgado. Food, wine, beer, cold drinks available http://www.colomablueslive.com/

June 7, 2008 Placerville Founders' Day & Hwy 50 Wagon Train * Historic Main Street in Placerville closes to traffic in celebration of more than 150 years of Placerville history. Hwy 50 Wagon Train arrives 2pm. Family- oriented event includes living history exhibits, gold panning, fire engine displays, dunk tank, contests, music, wagon rides, working saloon, antique farm equipment, decorated banners display, & more; 2- 6pm, free to the public. Street dance, free, from 7- 10pm, 530-672-3436.

June 28, 2008 Bell Tower Brewfest * Historic Main Street in Placerville closes to traffic for entertainment by the "Delta Wires," "Aftershock," and "The Bayou Boys," 6- 9pm, with samplings of more than 35 micro-brews; tickets $30 from local merchants, through www.placerville-downtown.org or 530-672-3436.



Spotlight on: El Dorado County Historical Museum

Next time you visit us, be sure to stop by the wonderful museum near the Placerville Fairgrounds. Take an informative tour, wander among the historical artifacts, or research a family ancestor. The El Dorado County Historical Museum is the place to learn about the fascinating history of El Dorado County, one of California's original and most historic counties.


Some Like It Hot!!!

When the temp goes up, take a break in Placerville. We are usually cooler here in the foothills, but take advantage when we are not! 10% off when the temp goes between 80-85, and 15% off if it goes higher (during your stay in July & August)....Monday-Thursday. New bookings only.



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