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Love Affair with PEEPS

Americans have a love affair with our marshmallow PEEPS ... and we eat more than our share - we will eat 600 million PEEPS this Easter. (I call them all PEEPS, even if they are bunnies.) PEEPS marshmallow candy - those bright-colored chicks and bunnies that we see at Easter have a long history. In 1953, [...]

Intimate Weddings at Big Mill

For couples who want  romantic seclusion for their wedding or vow renewal, the private, rustic setting of Big Mill Bed & Breakfast is perfect. No crowds. Just you, your mate and a few friends - if you want them. No fuss, no stress - our team does it all for you with your guidance. Our [...]

Williamston in the News!

The "Dart" Found Williamston Fox News-Detroit does a segment called "throw the dart." Wherever the dart lands - that town gets a call. Well, it landed on Williamston, NC, and they called the Martin County Travel & Tourism Authority. Check out this fun video of small town meets big city.  (Sorry for the annoying commercial [...]

Best in the South – Cause for Celebration

We won!  BedandBreakfast.com, the foremost online Bed and Breakfast directory has released their 2009-2010 winners for the “Best Bed and Breakfast of” series. And we won -- Again! This is better than winning the lottery. Winning the lottery is totally by chance.  But winning a BedandBreakfast.com award is an honor given by our guests. The winners are [...]

Keysy Bars of the Florida Keys-Part Two

In a June, 2000 USA Today article Jimmy Buffett names Ten of his  Favorite Watering Holes in the world. Two of these are in the Florida Keys: Louie's Backyard Restaurant and Lounge in Key West and Alabama Jack's in Key Largo. Speaking of Alabama Jack's, Buffett commented that many of the characters looked like they crawled right [...]

Keysy Bars of the Florida Keys

naYou can step right off your boat and sit at the tables with the cute umbrellas...the view of the Atlantic is breathtaking.  Once Ed and I ordered a glass of wine and it was so bad we dared not throw it overboard...that would be polluting and an environmentally serious Innkeeper couldn't do that.  Luckily the wine list [...]

Oh, but I love to pick up pecans. And I like to play with limbs and sticks in the yard; but mostly I like to roll in the sunshine and throw out a few sage remarks while Chloe picks up the pecans. (I am not sure if she enjoys this as much as I do.) [...]

Toilet Seats : The Innkeeper Recollects

If you have ever spent any amount of time around the sea and in waterways, you will know that the locals have their own navigational aids. In North Carolina's Outer Banks on the island of Ocracoke you will see empty Clorox bottles bobbing in the water. You have to ask a local in order to [...]

That Illusive Green Flash

When you run a Bed and Breakfast, carving out time for your personal R&R can be a challenge.  But again this year I have made my escape!  I am in Islamorada on holiday with friends Joy and Patrick . We're staying at the paradise home of our friends George and Louise, who have headed to Alberta in search of ducks [...]

Big Mill Baby Boomers Band

Oh, it is always fun at Big Mill. This week we had, as I have named them, The Baby Boomers Big Mill Band… They are still working on what to call themselves. Each of these fellas played in a band in high school and, so they tell me, once you get it in your blood, [...]