Saturday, February 26, 2011
What an exciting and happy weekend we had here with Brienne and Keith! Our Carlisle House was filled with all their families and friends for their big wedding celebration in the Historic District. They dined at our favorite, Piatto, Friday after the rehearsal and were married today at the old
Carlisle Ribbon Mill.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Kohler is known far and wide as a smooth operator, but is so vain that he can’t resist telling all and sundry how good he looks. When Chief House heard this for a second time he arrested Kohler for Double Vanity.
Sharing the credit with the rest of the Police Faucet, the Chief said “It’ll take more than a couple of body jets to wash this case away!”. Tubby was seen to smile quietly, knowing that among all his bling there were actually THREE body jets!
It was looking really bad for Tubby until his new lady friend, Rose Room, gave him an alibi, saying “He didn’t do whatever he did, ‘cos he was with me at the time, whenever it was, and if he did of done it he would be in hot water and that can’t be ‘cos EVERYBODY knows that the Hot Water is in HIM!”.
Chief Carlisle House was left reeling by this verbal onslaught, and was left with no choice but to let Tubby go with just the simple warning “I’ll be washing you!”
Friday, February 18, 2011
You say Piatto, I say Gelato,
I say Piatto, you say Gelato,
Piatto, Gelato, Gelato, Piatto,
Let's eat the whole thing up!
We both say say Zabaglione and Stracciatella
You say the Passion Fruit, I say Pistachio,
Pistachio, Passione, Passione, Pistachio,
E 'favoloso gelati a prescindere!
For those of you who have not yet been to Trattoria Piatto, there is only one drawback. It is too darn close to the Carlisle House for comfort - or to be more exact, for a comfortably svelte waistline!! The temptation to just drop in there for a quick grilled pizza, glass of red, and the above-mentioned gelati is almost too much to resist! But after a hard day's work moving clawfoot tubs and painting walls, why on earth would I want to resist such a treat?
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
We manhandled the old cast-iron tub down the stairs and out to the garage where it now awaits restoration and a new home. The Rose Room bathroom now has refinished walls and tomorrow morning our local flooring company will install a new floor ready for the exciting new fixtures to arrive and be installed over the next few days.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Don't get excited! You have to wait for January and our annual "Two Nights for the Price of One" Cabin Fever Promotion!
No, this post is to give you quick updates on Flat Frosty from the last post, and the Lonely Loo from the previous one.
Before leaving PA to fly back to Virginia (or however the US Postal Service transported him, Flat Frosty paid a visit to the Cumberland County Vietnam Veterans memorial, and was photographed to commemorate his visit. Along with Flat Frosty we send our greetings and thanks to ALL Military Veterans who have sacrificed so much for the USA and its allies. (Particularly the British, says Alan!)
Following on from the Lonely Loo Post which was inordinately well received by bathroom aficionados everywhere, we wanted to say a fond farewell to the wallpaper which for many years was admired at length by all occupants who forgot to take a book or newspaper with them. We don't know quite how long the wallpaper graced the walls of the bathroom, only that sometime before we became the owners, someone had covered it up with fabric which we removed during our upgrade process.
Maybe there is someone around who still has memories of this wallpaper, and maybe not. In 185 years, this historic home has seen its share of people coming and going, let's just hope that this wallpaper brought a smile to many faces along the way.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
He chose a great week to visit and took lots of facts and memories back to Ryleigh's class! For once, we had less snow than VA, so we were able to take Frosty all over the place!
He came to a Chamber of Commerce meeting, visited the Cumberland County Vietnam Vets memorial, and in fact did all the many different activities we squeeze into our time along with running the Carlisle House.
Not to be missed was dinner at the Hamilton Restaurant where you have to already KNOW about their famous Hotchee Dogs, because they are not actually anywhere on the menu! Ryleigh's dad, Sean, has been known to drive up from Virginia to get his Hotchee fix, and we totally understand why!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Somewhere along the way, "small" was forgotten! We think that you'll love this "small" upgrade, so watch this space for the continuing saga of "The Lonely Loo"!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Coming to Harrisburg PA on April 15th – 17th, 2011
The Sturgis Road Show will include concerts on The Legendary Buffalo Chip Main Stage, food and drink in the Loud American Roadhouse, motorcycling sponsor and vendor displays, art presentations, custom motorcycles and competitions, fashion and beauty events, vintage motorcycles and memorabilia presented by the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, educational and entertainment seminars, and so much more!
Just 20 minutes South on I-81. A Better Way to Stay!
We still have rooms available at the Carlisle House on this weekend! Enjoy Sturgis and a luxurious night at the Award Winning Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast.
#1 in PA on TripAdvisor.com.