Tips & Ideas

Tips & Ideas


submitted by: Bill Fleet

Ruth and I went to Washington, NC last week to check on a boat motor and to New Bern and Beaufort the next day to investigate some marinas and to inspect a boat for possible purchase.

This was not really a vacation but it was a pleasure trip for me because I enjoy boating and because Ruth could join me. We had planned to stay a night in a motel but as we were driving around Washington we came across a cozy looking Bed & Breakfast. We stopped and were given a tour by the proprietress. We both fell in love with the Queen room. I suggested we stay there because Ruth is my queen. And this room had a hot tub.

That evening we chatted with the owners for an hour or so and had beer and wine and crackers. The next morning at the time of our choosing we also had the best breakfast we have ever enjoyed.

Thus a trip for my favorite avocation turned into an event we both could enjoy. The additional cost of the B&B was about $15 more than a motel but well worth the extra expense for the new friends we met, the amenities, the breakfast, and mostly for the pleasure we shared and the memory we will share for years.