Friday, August 26, 2011

Stump the Virginia Innkeeper Contest!

As you may know, with great dismay we had to cut down our beautiful, brilliant 99 year old Sugar Maple out front of The Claiborne House B&B. Now we are left with a big ol' stump!

Local author Becky Mushko came by with some of her books for our guests and we stood out front and discussed the big ol' stump. We had planned on a stump grinder (is that anything like an organ grinder, if so where's the monkey?) but we do like the stump, I mean the tree was very old and the stump is pretty cool!

So here is my question to you, if you had a large stump at the front of your property, what would you do with it? Place some chrysanthemums on top of it, or in it? a Statuary of a Confederate Soldier?

There is an Aussie expression "The Black Stump" and by Aborigines ‘Weetalibah-Wallangan’ click here to learn why they use this term.

Please provide your suggestions in the comments section on MY COFFEE TALK BLOG ONLY (so they are all in one place). The best idea will receive a prize from The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, something regional, something fun from our gift shop area! (If you answer anon I have no way of contacting you, so please log in or give me an email address after I announce the winner. Prize can only be mailed in the USA). COMMENT HERE Contest ends Sept 15th, 2011.

Please see our sites of interest page for ideas, so you can learn more about our area, remember we are at the start of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.

Life is too short for bad coffee...Shellie your innkeeper @ The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, VA - Blue Ridge Country! You can book your room online at any time right here

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is 15 miles to three exits off The Blue Ridge Parkway. We are located at the half-way point of this beloved road in Virginia, exit at MP 121.We were awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor - click here to see our certificate.

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