A break in my count down of the Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a B&B to tell you about something else that happened here at the Packard House. Amy and the justBEcause group got together this past Saturday for another project - this time decorating pots and planting pansies for a local nursing home. Before they go off to be delivered this afternoon, I took a couple pictures for you to enjoy.
This group gets together at random times to do something for someone others "justBEcause". Since it is spring they decided to brighten up Winship Green nursing home with some pretty posies. I enjoyed having them all over on the patio on Saturday while they decorated and potted since I got lots of attention too!
Our Journey to Bath
Before Amy and Mark ever even thought about making me a part of their family, they were thinking about being innkeepers. About a year and a half after they adopted me, they left me in Erie, PA and took a trip to explore possible towns in New England to open their new business. While I patiently waited at home with a dog sitter, they journeyed to Bath ME, their first stop on the trip. It was December of 2004 so it was cold and raining in Maine but they fell in love with the town and the people they met. Driving to the next town in New Hampshire in a snow storm, they knew in their hearts that Bath was going to be our new home. They went ahead and looked at the other places as planned, but Bath was it. In February of 2005, they left me once again to look at a house on the market in Bath. It had been a B&B but had gone to a private home for the past couple years. Well, lucky us, they loved the house and put in a bid. It was so exciting when the realtor called us in Erie to say the Benjamin F. Packard House was ours! Things started moving quickly then. Packing up the house in Erie, making long distance arrangements for licenses, sprinkler systems and all the things that go with opening a new business. On May 14th, they packed the car and this time took me along too. We closed on the house on May 16th and in six hectic weeks, opened the new Benjamin F. Packard House B&B! My life as a bed and breakfast dog had begun.