Monday, September 7, 2009

Guests at The Buttonwood and where they Hail from...

The Buttonwood Has been fortunate to have many wonderful guests visit us from around the world and from nearby towns. One thing they all seem to have in common is a love of adventure, seeing new places, and meeting new people.

This past weekend for example two of our guests where from Grange-over-Sands which is a town by the sea or depending on the state of the extensive tide, sands, in Cumbria, England. They live south of Lake Windermere which is the largest natural lake in England. It has been one of the country’s most popular places for holidays and summer homes since 1847, when the Kendal and Windermere Railway built a branch line to it. The word "Windermere" translates as "Vinandr's lake", from the Old Norse name Vinandr and Old English mere, meaning lake.

Another couple was from Victoriaville Quebec Canada a town not far from Montreal. This adventurous pair trravelled via motorcycle to the Buttonwood and also to the top of Mount Washington.

We rarely get motorcyclists here but this happened to be a weekend when another coupl on Motorcycle arrived. They were from Pineville, a city in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. It is adjacent to the city of Alexandria. They also made the trek up Mt. Washington. The town of Pineville contains the Louisiana Maneuvers Museum which provides insight into the huge maneuvers that prepared the United States for World War II and promoted the career of General Dwight D. Eisenhower because of his organizational skills.

Two of our guests from Alexandria Virginia left this morning for Bar Harbor Maine. The town of Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 128,283. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, D.C. Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been shaped by its proximity to the nation's capital.

Why not come up to visit and add to the geographical diversity that makes life at the Buttonwood so interesting?

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