Today we raked thousands of maple leaves. Thousands? Maybe a million. How many leaves can you rake in 3-4 hours? Definitely a million. As we raked, ruined our gloves, contemplated the next day's painful muscles, and had whole bunch of self pity - we stopped for a moment. We were thankful that it was just simple leaves we were raking. Our thoughts went to our other home of state of California and the terrible losses residents there are enduring because of the horrific fires. They're not raking leaves but instead are spending their day picking through the remnants of their homes... their lives.
Our hearts are with you California, get well soon.
Skaneateles is a Christmas Carol come to life (yep - literally). Think snow, hot chocolate, fireplaces burning, horse drawn carriages, shopping, silver bells, throw in Tiny Tim and Scrooge and its pretty perfect. Check out this article on the top 11 places in the US to visit for Christmas! Click HERE
Call us for Dickens Specials at The Bond 1835!
what's YOUR druthers? Pumpkin French Toast? Scramble? Fresh Pastries? Avo Toast? Simple Fruit & Fresh Yoghurt? Paired with fresh pour-over coffee? We gotcha!
Ya know when something starts out as a bit of a joke and then takes off as a super awesome thing? (think Spanx) Well, Mark has been literally "pushing" his creations of avocado toast [toasted sourdough, mashed avocado, farmer's tomato, placed lovingly under the broiler with a bit of cheese & sometimes bacon] at every guest who would patronize Mark with his or her attention. Well, 2 months later and many website reviews later, Mark's AVO TOAST is the hit of The Bond 1835 breakfasts! Go figure - from health executive to morning chef :)
The Bond 1835 had some welcome crashers....
Started with our good California buds, Lisa & Don... son Mackian arrived with his boyfriend Michael...then daughter, Madi, and her sorority girlies came out from Syracuse University... followed with the arrival of my brother, Ken, and sister-in-law (& one of my bestie, bests), Christine... and finally our fab B & B construction crew/friends joined in the lake fun. Mark & I somewhat managed to juggle all the fun, partying, lake afternoons and running the B & B...with a dose of exhaustion... but we wouldn't have traded a second! We are more than a little blessed to have these friends and family in our lives. Looking forward to the Christmas visit, counting every minute.... they can crash any time :)
We now have private lake access to the stunningly clear and beautiful Skaneateles Lake. A short 100 yard walk will put you on a deck right on this super gorgeous lake!!! There will be more details to follow but we couldn't wait to share the news. Come stay and play :)
We had the privilege and honor of having some of these awesomely cool guys stay at The BOND 1835 during the antique boat show weekend. They dedicate their time to showing our injured service men & women a whole lot of fun. Please check out their FB page and consider donating to their organization, Wake for Warriors!