Thursday, January 28, 2010

· First Guests of M2P

Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast

Here is a picture of M2P when the addition (right wing)

was under construction (2005-2006), and nearly completed.

Our first guests were vacationing in the United States

from Germany, seeing many American landmarks.

They arrived in the Black Hills during Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

early in August of 2006,

finding to their dismay that there was no place to stay.

As they drove by our place

Nicki saw the Bed and Breakfast sign.

She asked Hans to turn around.

They walked in and requested a room.

We sadly told them that the credit card machine

had not yet been connected

and the bed had not yet been made up for the first time...

that only the gift shop was finally open...

but the suite would be open the next day.

Nicki spoke for them, as Hans knew no English.

Showing cash in their hands,

she said that they would be happy to walk downtown

and get something to eat while we get the room ready.

We asked if they would like to see the room first.

They did not feel the need.

I explained that the room was named Bluma Madle

after my German mother who was so nicknamed as a child

by her father who thought of her as his 'flower girl'.

They concurred that it was an accurate translation,

with a Bavarian touch.

And so it came to pass that our first suite was blessed

by a young couple from Germany.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

· Tween and Beyond

Tween and beyond me, that is. Asked if she knows what a tween is, Granddaughter answered that it is someone between 10 years old and a teenager. "That is correct," I replied, "and you are a child, since you are younger than 10, still a single-digit." She quickly retorted, "I am not a child." Puzzled, I asked, "What are you then?" She sat straight up and declared, "I'm a kid." "When did you become a kid?" I wondered. She replied, "Back when I was 5." "Oh, a child is anyone under 5. Okay." After a pause, we began pondering...when and what, then, is a toddler? "A toddler is someone when she can walk with those poofy pants on," she decided (see picture above).

We agreed that a toddler doesn't exist for very long, after first laying low for a year or so as a baby, maybe two years, it all happens pretty rapidly...from baby (then to scooter) to toddler to child...then a long stretch running as a kid, a race in which Granddaughter is a proud participant.

"I can't wait until I'm 9."

"Why?" I asked, surprised.

"Well...welllll...I don't know." She wiggled and giggled.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

· Talented Tween Guest

Early in July of 2009 a family of four nested in the Chessie Lee's Peas Suite. In conversation it was discovered that the tween daughter is developing her artistic abilities in molding very cute little objects, such as the colorful birds pictured above, one of which paired up well with a toy bird belonging to our granddaughter. Take a look at the feet!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

· M2P Facebook Link

FACEBOOK FANS - When you see this blue link at the Blog Spot of...

Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast may follow it to the brand new Facebook Page of M2P.
(Go ahead and try it!)
We would enjoy being fanned by you.
Thank you for looking! Sam and Linda

· Prairie Homestead (Guest Nest)

Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast - The ground level knotty pine cabin-style PRAIRIE HOMESTEAD of M2P first opened in August of 2009. Amenities include a 4' shower with two jets (for the lower back) in the private bath, a queen pillowtop bed, small fridge, microwave, wireless high speed internet, hd tv/dvd/vcr, cove heat and AC, plus a ceiling fan, comfortable loveseat, personal entrance/exit (out the rear of the house, onto a private deck), service entry within the house, a twin bed in a Nook which has the nostalgic idiosyncrasy of what has been dubbed a Hayloft. Prairie Homestead bears some resemblance to the larger family-sized suite, Chessie Lee's Peas, in that it is nearly all wrapped with knotty pine, though many characteristics are reminiscent of homestead life on the prairie. One may find the rising sun, the moon and the big dipper in this popular room. The round copper sink embossed with vining wild flowers rests atop a hand-crafted vanity! Follow the link to see views of the third guest nest at M2P...