Sunday, July 5, 2009

It's Our Anniversary!

















It's hard for us to believe, but 8 years ago today, we signed the escrow papers and Sandlake Country Inn was officially ours. What a journey it's been. As we enter into our 9th summer we are thankful of all the wonderful people who have entered through our doors.

When we look back at those early days we can now laugh at how "green" we were, and no, I'm not talking about eco-friendly! It's a good thing that there were no cameras in the kitchen. I can't tell you how many "plan B's" there were in those early days. If you were one of our guests from back then and your entree turned out to be an omelet, well, you got a "plan B". I learned early on that the toughest part of getting out breakfast for 8 was timing. Oh, and having really good pot holders. Yikes! A couple times "plan B" happened because "plan A" had landed on the floor!

Since the burn out rate for innkeepers is 7 1/2 years, I guess we've outlasted the norm and are still going strong. We love living in this beautiful area on the Oregon coast and realized quickly that Oregon was going to be our home for a very long time. It still amazes us how kind and friendly the people in the Northwest are. If you don't live in the NW and are considering a trip here, don't be surprised if when you leave to go back home, you may just tuck away in that far recess of your mind, the thought that you might like to live here yourself some day.


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