Thank you, Pastor

I had such a nice gift over these last few days! Let me back up a few steps to set the stage. I am a person of deep faith and my church family has been a very important part of my life for the last few decades. I also have a colorful story that has … Continue reading Thank you, Pastor

Two Buzzards….

March 11, 2017 Two buzzards are boarding a plane when the flight attendant reminds them that they are only allowed one carrion (wait for polite laughter). Life here at the inn is not all roses and chocolate (mostly, it is). There are occasionally the inconveniences that baffle and befuddle us all. In this one case, … Continue reading Two Buzzards….

‘sup SUP

March 6, 2017 Quite a few years ago, Kim stepped onto her first SUP (stand up paddleboard) and gleefully maneuvered through lakes and rivers alike. She simply loves being on the water. Whether paddling, rowing, sailing, or power boating, any photo of Kim experiencing water life shows her smile wide and true. We have hilarious … Continue reading ‘sup SUP

Our Home Our Guests

March 5, 2017 We hosted three couples for the last few nights. I arrived home on the first night of their stay after a short family visit during our Wine Down hour. The conversation, as usual, was engaging, inclusive, and fun. When I introduced myself to each the guests, one man gave me his name … Continue reading Our Home Our Guests

B&B vs. Hotel

February 26, 2017 Business travel has afforded me the opportunity to visit some of the best and most undiscovered cities in the country, and because of our experience as owners of a B&B, we have me a sense of travel like few others. One question that seems to pop up more often than we would … Continue reading B&B vs. Hotel

Island House Memories

February 24, 2017 The long-awaited opening of the newly renovated Island House restaurant took place just a couple of weeks ago, and we were eager to experience it for the first time. Four of our recent guests experienced the opening before we, and their visit came with a heart-warming story. The view from nearly every … Continue reading Island House Memories

Riverside Hospital is Amazing!

We stopped in to visit and tour the Riverside Hospital campus that is opening on February 25, 2017 and we were very, very impressed. Having recently relocated from the Boston area, where health care is arguably the best in the world – and, having had experienced that healthcare as a patient more times than I … Continue reading Riverside Hospital is Amazing!

Deeply Interesting

February 12, 2017 Every now and then, we all make a decision that feels right from beginning to end. Our decision to make the shift from serving as nonprofit executives in Boston to serving guests at a boutique B&B on the eastern shore of Virginia is one of those decisions. We made it at a … Continue reading Deeply Interesting

I@O Experience

February 7, 2017 We can’t think of a better time or better content to start the I@O Experience blog. February celebrates Black History here in the United States. The Eastern Shore is rich in history for all, yet has an especially powerful history for our African American brothers and sisters. Here is just one example … Continue reading I@O Experience