Saturday, October 25, 2014

Random Ramblings from an Innkeeper - an Eagle Soars

Last night Tony and I, the proud parents of a senior Marching Eagles Band trumpet player took to the football field arms intertwined with our beautiful daughter after the half time show. 

With a lump in my throat I stood as they announced our daughter's name and our names saying she has been a Marching Eagle for 4 years at Franklin County High School. We faced the stands as everyone cheered. I was okay until he said: 

"This is the last time they will take to the field and play the half time show." 
This half time show was quite spectacular; the new Marching Band Director Mr Shipp (of the last two years) has given our daughter fun, enthusiasm, confidence and skill. She has grown leaps and bounds from the hard work and dedication she gave to be in marching band. The very end of the very dramatic half time show had them all fall down with hats in hand spelling out a word that was part of the theme. Well done!

You may notice the photo at the bottom of the collage has the sousaphone (looks like a tuba) showing my reflection as I took the photo of the fight song after an Eagle touchdown, and oddly enough at first glance it appears to be an American Flag, how about that. 

Signed, the proud Momma of a Marching Eagle, also known as The Claiborne House B&B Innkeeper. They have one more competition today and still have the Christmas parade through town. I wonder how this mother will feel when the eagle leaves the nest...


Friday, October 24, 2014

Looking for fall #12


The Claiborne House B&B is located on the sunrise side of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. At the half-way point of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. We are just 15 miles to the BRP and 15 miles to Smith Mountain Lake with its 500 miles of shoreline in fall splendor! 

We have put together a scenic ride/drive for you when you stay with us "Rocky Mount Ride" here.

We would pleased to host you for your fall road trip. Book online here and save $10 using the code: BOOKONLINE. 

ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Looking for fall #11


The Claiborne House B&B is located on the sunrise side of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. At the half-way point of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. We are just 15 miles to the BRP and 15 miles to Smith Mountain Lake with its 500 miles of shoreline in fall splendor! 

We have put together a scenic ride/drive for you when you stay with us "Rocky Mount Ride" here.

We would pleased to host you for your fall road trip. Book online here and save $10 using the code: BOOKONLINE. 

ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?

Top 5 Reasons for Active Parents to Stay at a B&B

There are many reasons people prefer bed and breakfasts over traditional hotels. But for those active parents out there, we have a list of our Top 5 Reasons you need to choose a B&B.
LET'S COUNT THEM DOWN TOGETHER:
5.  No picky kids to cook for (we will even cook your breakfast)
4.  No kids to battle getting up and ready for school, or to finally go to bed!
3.  No kids arguing over something, and interrupting you with incessant "Mom! Mom! Mom!"
2.  No kids to demand the cartoon network, with that square-pants heckling chuckling Bob every 10 seconds in the background


And the number 1 reason active parents should stay at a our B&B here in Virginia:

1. No kids to distract you as you reconnect with the one you love


LET THE ROMANCE BEGIN

The Claiborne House B&B is entirely and completely un-child friendly. No kids swinging their legs at the table, banging stuff around in the next room, slamming doors, running up and down the stairs...we are a couple's romantic getaway. 

Kids are little darlings, aren't they? They are all just sugar and spice and everything nice, they are beautiful little people, but every once in a while, you need a break. We're here for you. Trust us, we understand. Reserve your room right here.

ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Looking for fall #10


The Claiborne House B&B is located on the sunrise side of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. At the half-way point of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. We are just 15 miles to the BRP and 15 miles to Smith Mountain Lake with its 500 miles of shoreline in fall splendor! 

We have put together a scenic ride/drive for you when you stay with us "Rocky Mount Ride" here.

We would pleased to host you for your fall road trip. Book online here and save $10 using the code: BOOKONLINE. 

ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?