First Visitor, Departed

Good-bye, Cindy — We’ll miss you!

1150972490_3e2e4a10bc_m.jpgThe B.B. B&B said, “Farewell,” to its first customer today. Despite the threat of a pilots’ strike, Cindy was able to fly to Chicago today. With her help, the staff are now even better able to serve future customers of our B&B.

Although the staff haven’t finished putting together the book for this visit, we like to keep our friends informed. So, for an overview of her visit, and tantalizing information about the staff’s retreat, follow the link…

Cindy arrived Thursday morning.
Thursday afternoon: Biked to the North Wall, which protects Dublin’s harbour; saw Bull Island, with its golf courses and beaches; saw the gardens in St. Anne’s Park; biking along the bay through Clontarf. [Photos]

Friday: Biked south along Sandymount Strand; met new friends in Blackrock’s park; explored the South Wall, all the way to the lighthouse. [Photos]

Saturday: Saw the Book of Kells; Kilmainham Jail; and the High Cross exhibit at the National Museum for Decorative Arts. [Photos]

Sunday: Explored parts of the Wicklow Mountains; Ate at Johnnie Fox’s. [Photos]

Monday: Belfast, and too much to enumerate. [Photos]

Tuesday: Relaxation, and a walk around the Northside of Dublin. [Photos]

Wednesday, Day 1 of Retreat: Visited Cliffs of Moher, and the Burren. [Photos]

Thursday, Day 2 of Retreat: Connemara: Cong, Croagh Patrick, and much more. [Photos]

Friday, Day 3 of Retreat: Galway, including the hotel hot tub. Dinner with friends. [Photos]

Saturday, Day 4 of Retreat: Drove home across the Midlands, with a stop at the Famine Museum in Strokestown. [Photos]

Sunday: Rest day, and lots of rain.

Monday: Lots of reading on the beautiful grounds of the B&B, and a short walk along some famous Dublin roads.

Tuesday: Returned to the National Museum at Collins Barracks, to see the newly-installed Viking ship and several other exhibits; biked all over Phoenix Park. [Photos]

Something like this could be your next vacation. Book with B.B. B&B today!

2 Comments to “First Visitor, Departed”

  1. Theodora said...
    23 August 2007

    First – the weather in Dublin and in NYC are roughly the same – crazy man!
    Second – so, the BB B&B sounds like it’s off to a great start. I’m thrilled to hear you are constantly working on honing your skills. So, what sort of outcomes do you look for? and what type of measurements do you use for assessment? I’m doing some work on outcomes evaluation right now, and I’m interested in what another service industry group uses. ;)

  2. Diane Gustafson said...
    29 August 2007

    Sounds like you make great tour guides. Have you thought about publishing tour brochures for your guests?