Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pacific City Fireworks Celebrating 4th of July!!

Join us for the Pacific City/Nestucca Valley Chamber's 4th of July fireworks.  This year the celebration  is actually on Saturday, July 6th, 2013. The fireworks starts at dusk at Bob Straub beach, but you can get a good view anywhere on the beach from Cape Kiwanda on south. Join us on the Oregon coast to celebrate our country's independence.

In addition to the professional fireworks show, there are many folks who bring elaborate fireworks to set off on the beach and over the ocean and can be as fun and entertaining as the professional show. You can make a fire on the beach, roast some marshmallows and enjoy the show.

Sandlake Country Inn is located just a short drive (8 minutes) from Cape Kiwanda. We're in a perfect location to enjoy the local festivities, yet come back, take a warm bubble bath in a double jacuzzi tub and get out of the busy & noisy town of Pacific City after the fireworks. People tend to shoot off their personal stash of fireworks on the beach all night.

Diane Emineth,
Sandlake Country Inn
Day trips from Sandlake Country Inn

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Been A Long Time

It's been a long time since I was able to sit down and let you know what's been happening around here.

If any of you have done any research on what the life of an innkeeper is really like, you know that it's very demanding of your time and energy. Add on to that, the responsibility of an aging parent and you can understand why I haven't posted here for a while. Many of our guests here at Sandlake Country Inn have shared with me their own personal stories when they were faced with the same stresses and I take comfort knowing that I'm not alone.

Now, it's not all been stressful lately! Ron and I took our much needed relaxing vacation the beginning of May. After a long couple of flights to get to Miami, Fl, we stayed overnight then flew the next day to the Dominican Republic. We stayed at a wonderful all inclusive resort called Majestic Elegance. This time it was our turn to be pampered! In my next post, I'll post some photos so you can see how beautiful it was. I have to find my camera and download all those pictures! We were there for 10 nights and did nothing but relax. I finally caught up on reading some books, taking a nap and enjoyed doing absolutely nothing. Now we're ready to give our full efforts to all of our wonderful guests and it's looking to be another very busy summer.

I want to thank K.C. and her husband Kirk who were the innsitters that took care of the inn in our absence. They did a wonderful job and we have received nice comments from our guests on their behalf. Believe me, it's not easy to just walk into someone else's B&B and run it seamlessly.