“Perfection in our business is almost impossible, but you have to keep trying.”
We’re all in the hospitality business, aren’t we? You are visiting my blog and I want you to come back, so aside from being a bunch of photos and my thoughts, I hope you glean something from it and come back.
When there are big events in town, and this weekend is probably one of the biggest, where thousands of bikers roar into town, we spiff up our sidewalks to show our best and welcome them. Some people leave for the weekend due to the noise, but it’s great to see the event back again. There is music, excitement, and fun events. I hope it shows our city and citizens to others around the country.
The downside is that local businesses in town suffer because of all of the out of town vendors. Do our visitors get to see what makes this area so special (besides the beautiful terrain and countryside) if they just patronize the traveling vendors?
Please support our local businesses. Some will be closed because experience has taught them that the vendors win. Some will try to stay open if only for a day. If your fave closes, go back when the weekend is over. It’s good for all of us. If you are participating, be careful out there!
Yesterday I got my hair cut and colored. It’s such a treat and I feel like a million bucks as I hula hoop later in the day! Ivana’s has a little sitting area in the back of the salon where you can sit and have a cup of coffee while you wait for your color to set so I took advantage of it on such a nice day. I helped with a little weeding and contributed some oregano and thyme to the garden. They are going to lay weed fabric down and cover it with rocks. It will be so pleasant. They already put up a wooden fence and are painting. Cora Lee and I did the weeding together. Here’s a before picture and of course there is no after.
In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.
Have a blessed day!