Sunday, November 29, 2009

B&B Holiday House Tour

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with turkey, family, friends, and all the football you wanted!

Now it's time for us to get ready for the 2009 B&B Holiday House Tour which will take place Sunday 12/6 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Our local B&B association members have been decorating their homes, baking cookies, and making final preparations for the tour to benefit Project S.H.A.R.E. - our county food bank. There was a wonderful article in the Carlisle Sentinel newspaper today and a beautiful ad in the Harrisburg Patriot News on Friday. Eight of our member B&Bs will be featured on the tour. Some homes will have musical entertainment while others will provide light refreshments. Ticket holders will have a chance to win a stay at one of the member B&Bs.

We still need to put up our Christmas tree. It's Chuck's turn to choose the tree... That means it will be a very round tree! We'll be looking for just the perfect fraser fir tree - small enough to fit in my truck and big enough to fill the complete picture window!

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is the day for family and food!

Enjoy your turkey dinner today and be mindful of those who can not be at home with their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with our service men and women who are spending this day in foreign lands...

Share love with your family and friends - those around your table and those whom you remember from a distance and from the past.

And of course, in the USA, Thanksgiving would not be complete without parades and football! May your team win and may all the children (young and old) enjoy all the huge balloons, floats, and marching bands.

I'll end this Thanksgiving blog with a quote attributed to William A. Ward - from the "Mutts" comic strip: God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you"?

From everyone here at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gettysburg Remembrance Day

Today is the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. So many of us had to memorize that famous "little speech" that President Lincoln gave at the cemetery of the fallen from that fateful battle: "Four score and seven years ago...".

Gettysburg has events scheduled all weekend long and we still have a few guest rooms open for this weekend. Stay at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast (slightly away from the crowds) and remember the events of that time:

November 19 - 146th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address An annual
observation with brief memorial services in the Soldiers' National Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.

November 21 - Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies An annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. A parade of Civil War living history groups begins at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

November 21 - Special tour of the Seminary Cupola and Schmucker Hall (Old Dorm), sponsored by the Adams County Historical Society and the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation. For tickets, call 717-334-4723.

November 21 - 7 th Annual Remembrance Illumination, Soldiers' National
Cemetery Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Luminary candles will be placed on each Civil War grave as a testament to the sacrifices made here in 1863. For information contact the Foundation at (717) 338-1243.

This Saturday in Gettysburg, more people will be dressed in period clothing than ragular street clothes! Come with your civil war era costumes and join the commemoration!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weekend Getaway Carlisle PA

This weekend is kind of quiet here in the Carlisle area BUT there are still plenty of things to do!

When you stay at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast, you can receive a FREE movie ticket (and popcorn!) at The Carlisle Theatre. This weekend the independent film "Lorna's Silence" is playing.

Discount shopping at participating Rt15 Artist Trail galleries. These galleries feature local artists and artisans. Start your Christmas shopping now!

On Sunday, you can enjoy a rock/folk music legend - Arlo Guthrie. He and his family will perform in Harrisburg. Come rock the night away!

Finally - GO Messiah Lady Falcons! "Messiah — ranked atop both the NSCAA/Adidas Top 25 and the D3Soccer.com Top 25 for the week — has now outscored its opponents 53-5 on the season."

Have a great weekend!