April 5, 2011

Early Anniversary Trip - Part 2

Every year for our anniversary we try to stay at a bed and breakfast. We stayed at one for the very first time on our honeymoon and were instantly hooked by the whole environment. The hospitality, so far, has always been incredible, as well as the food. And the same went for our latest bed and breakfast stay at the Peaches and Dreams B&B in Cordova, MD, just north of Easton.

On our way. The countryside was a nice escape from the hustle-bustle of the city.

Upon checking in, we were greeted by Margie Pfister, one of the owners of the B&B. One of the first things we got to do before bringing in our bags was choose what we wanted for breakfast the next morning. This was really unique to us because normally you do not really have a choice of what you will be eating for breakfast at a B&B. After we made our choices, Margie led us to our wing of the house where we were greeted by a gorgeous room with a very inviting king-sized bed (sleep number, too!). I mentioned our wing of the house because we literally had our own wing upstairs and we were the only guests for the night. If you stay at Peaches and Dreams, you are the only guests. So fun!


Ignore our stuff plopped on the couch.

I have to mention how fresh our room smelled, too! Normally, I do not come across such a freshness when I stay somewhere else. It reminded me of being at my grandparents' house just after my grandma brought sheets in from off the clothesline. It was so nice!

View of the pool from one of the many windows in our room. There was also a hot tub that we could have used for an extra fee.
Typical man stuff. We don't have cable at home, so Mr. M takes advantage of it when he can.

I could not believe the attention to detail that was put into this place! There were nice, little luxuries everywhere you turned, from the medicine cabinet full of toiletries, the spa tub, shower with multiple shower heads, fuzzy slippers, fluffly robes, individually-heated mattress pads, and water stocked in a mini-fridge.

Such great attention to detail!

That medicine cabinet was chock full of little toiletries in case you forgot something! You can also see some sitting in the basket on top of the toilet.

We already had a bottle of wine just chilling out. The chest contained fuzzy slippers!
Another view from the bed. That little closet had fluffy white robes.

The next morning, we had the pleasure of meeting Margie's husband, Michael. He was the breakfast chef and very personable. We noticed right away the wonderful dynamic that Margie and Michael had between them. It really showed in everything they did that morning. Especially when they got as excited as school children after hearing that Mr. M used to play professional baseball. They were both huge baseball fans and it was nice to hear them go back and forth with Mr. M about all kinds of stories.

So, you are probably wondering how our breakfast was by now. That is, we did stay in a bed AND breakfast after all. I must say that out of the three different B&B's we have stayed at during our married life, Mr. M and I both agreed that this was, by far, the best! And the breakfast was included in that decision! We both had a huge plate of fresh fruit (sliced pears and strawberries with blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries), pancakes (blueberry for Mr. M and strawberry for me) with the fruit both IN the pancakes as well as topping them, and chocolate chip scones. All of the food was so, so wonderful! There was a lot of it, too. And the setting was really nice. Their dining area was filled with various collections of china, cobalt vases, etc. and they had our place settings set to the hilt, including a crystal knife rest for each of us. We didn't know what they were so we pretended they were mini-dumbbells.

After breakfast, we had a bit of time to just relax before we hit the road, so we took full advantage of it. Mr. M watched some television and I read a few magazines while taking advantage of the heated mattress pad. I did not want to go home! 

But, alas, we had to. But, not before Margie gifted us with a bag filled with more chocolate chip scones, chocolate for Mr. M, two little bottles of lotion for me, plum jam, strawberry jam, and apple butter! We were so delighted! And we could tell that Margie was incredibly delighted to give it to us. 

We exchanged money and hugs, headed home, and indulged in chocolate chip scones and jam later that evening. Our weekend could not have ended any better!

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