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Morticia

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I could kick myself, I missed them. Tipsy, did you go? Any pix you can share?
 

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Nooooo
I missed them too - and you, better than anyone, know that, for me, that sort of fabulous idiocy is about as perfect as it gets. The Discovery Channel covered it this year.
Once again, I had guests having late breakfast, checking out at the last possible moment etc etc.
Next year - I'm doing a Pumpkin Regatta / Columbus Day / Love your Innkeeper Special that will feature a "help yourself" breakfast so I can get down there and spectate.
I already know what will happen tho'. DH will be travelling so I'll have to mind the store. STILL I'm going to try.
 

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Nooooo
I missed them too - and you, better than anyone, know that, for me, that sort of fabulous idiocy is about as perfect as it gets. The Discovery Channel covered it this year.
Once again, I had guests having late breakfast, checking out at the last possible moment etc etc.
Next year - I'm doing a Pumpkin Regatta / Columbus Day / Love your Innkeeper Special that will feature a "help yourself" breakfast so I can get down there and spectate.
I already know what will happen tho'. DH will be travelling so I'll have to mind the store. STILL I'm going to try..
Enter it and do a come watch your innkeeper in the Pumpkin Regatta. In leiu of breakfast give coupons for food at the Regatta!
 

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Nooooo
I missed them too - and you, better than anyone, know that, for me, that sort of fabulous idiocy is about as perfect as it gets. The Discovery Channel covered it this year.
Once again, I had guests having late breakfast, checking out at the last possible moment etc etc.
Next year - I'm doing a Pumpkin Regatta / Columbus Day / Love your Innkeeper Special that will feature a "help yourself" breakfast so I can get down there and spectate.
I already know what will happen tho'. DH will be travelling so I'll have to mind the store. STILL I'm going to try..
Enter it and do a come watch your innkeeper in the Pumpkin Regatta. In leiu of breakfast give coupons for food at the Regatta!
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You're a GENIUS.
This works on so many levels ... it absolutely fits with my personality, the general aesthetics of the inn and if I sent out a "press release" we would have a waiting list a mile long of previous guests who would simply love to see me capsize.
Hmm - mind working overtime now - so much fun to be had naming the good ship pumpkin. Tipsy gives me so much to work with, as does anything duck related.
 

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Nooooo
I missed them too - and you, better than anyone, know that, for me, that sort of fabulous idiocy is about as perfect as it gets. The Discovery Channel covered it this year.
Once again, I had guests having late breakfast, checking out at the last possible moment etc etc.
Next year - I'm doing a Pumpkin Regatta / Columbus Day / Love your Innkeeper Special that will feature a "help yourself" breakfast so I can get down there and spectate.
I already know what will happen tho'. DH will be travelling so I'll have to mind the store. STILL I'm going to try..
Enter it and do a come watch your innkeeper in the Pumpkin Regatta. In leiu of breakfast give coupons for food at the Regatta!
.
You're a GENIUS.
This works on so many levels ... it absolutely fits with my personality, the general aesthetics of the inn and if I sent out a "press release" we would have a waiting list a mile long of previous guests who would simply love to see me capsize.
Hmm - mind working overtime now - so much fun to be had naming the good ship pumpkin. Tipsy gives me so much to work with, as does anything duck related.
.
I've never met a person who's better at marketing than Kathleen. It just exudes from her pores. You've heard of people who could sell refrigerators to Eskimos? She could sell them snow!
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Kk.
 

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give free teeshirts to your guests to wear (great advertising!) that you can print the design on your computer and iron on - I've the kit and haven't tried it yet.. but the theory is good :)
have extra teeshirts on sale in your gift shop for them to take home
 

gillumhouse

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Nooooo
I missed them too - and you, better than anyone, know that, for me, that sort of fabulous idiocy is about as perfect as it gets. The Discovery Channel covered it this year.
Once again, I had guests having late breakfast, checking out at the last possible moment etc etc.
Next year - I'm doing a Pumpkin Regatta / Columbus Day / Love your Innkeeper Special that will feature a "help yourself" breakfast so I can get down there and spectate.
I already know what will happen tho'. DH will be travelling so I'll have to mind the store. STILL I'm going to try..
Enter it and do a come watch your innkeeper in the Pumpkin Regatta. In leiu of breakfast give coupons for food at the Regatta!
.
You're a GENIUS.
This works on so many levels ... it absolutely fits with my personality, the general aesthetics of the inn and if I sent out a "press release" we would have a waiting list a mile long of previous guests who would simply love to see me capsize.
Hmm - mind working overtime now - so much fun to be had naming the good ship pumpkin. Tipsy gives me so much to work with, as does anything duck related.
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Have a contest with your guests to name the ship. Get a ceramic pumpkin as the prize for the winning entry. Must be a guest to submit an entry. Run the contest through your slow season. I am sure you will figure out a way to use this as an incentive to pull guests in for a stay just to be able to possibly name your ship!
 

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You guys are amazing...I learn something new every day!!!! More stuff for my "Got to try when it's my turn" notebook!!!
 

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Nooooo
I missed them too - and you, better than anyone, know that, for me, that sort of fabulous idiocy is about as perfect as it gets. The Discovery Channel covered it this year.
Once again, I had guests having late breakfast, checking out at the last possible moment etc etc.
Next year - I'm doing a Pumpkin Regatta / Columbus Day / Love your Innkeeper Special that will feature a "help yourself" breakfast so I can get down there and spectate.
I already know what will happen tho'. DH will be travelling so I'll have to mind the store. STILL I'm going to try..
Enter it and do a come watch your innkeeper in the Pumpkin Regatta. In leiu of breakfast give coupons for food at the Regatta!
.
You're a GENIUS.
This works on so many levels ... it absolutely fits with my personality, the general aesthetics of the inn and if I sent out a "press release" we would have a waiting list a mile long of previous guests who would simply love to see me capsize.
Hmm - mind working overtime now - so much fun to be had naming the good ship pumpkin. Tipsy gives me so much to work with, as does anything duck related.
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Check my post about blurb.com...print up a book and have it on hand after you race next year. Guests will LOVE it!
 

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The Pumpkin Regatta was on Weekend Update on SNL last night! As soon as the pumpkin boat pics popped up on the screen, I cheered for you guys. DH thought I was nuts.
Of course they made fun of it, but I hope it sends more guests your way next year!
 

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In Crystal Lake, Ill they have races in cardboard boats.
 
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