Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Fun at the Blue Shutters

Halloween is a favorite time of year around the Blue Shutters. Last week we dressed up for a Murder Mystery night (thanks to friends near and far for joining in the fun -- and especially to Michelle for organizing this). And this Saturday (10/24) we're celebrating Halloween by offering a 25% discount to guests who get into the spirit of the holiday (anything from a full costume to a funny hat will do). Other parts of Cape Ann and nearby Salem (the Halloween capital of the world) are on board as well. For example, if you have't checked out "Castle of the Damned" you should try to do so this week (and what better place to rest up after all that excitement than the Blue Shutters). Nearby Hammond Castle will host this most unique Halloween attraction on October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and November 1 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays). Admission is $15 and parking is available at Stage Fort Park with a free "Shudder Shuttle" to carry visitors to the castle. You'll find details on this and oter Halloween events on the Cape Ann Vacations website and on Salem's Halloween Happenings site. Hope you can join us for some happy hauntings!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More Comments From Our Guest Book

Two of the Blue Shutters crew just returned from California, where we stayed in a B&B in Mendocino (like the Shutters in Gloucester, this B&B is located on a beautiful stretch of ocean). We spent time with the innkeepers at the Sea Gull Inn, who urged us to add a note or two to their guest book -- and that got us's been awhile since we last passing along comments from the guest book in the main room. We began posting these notes on our website in an earlier diary entry (which you'll find below) with comments from the sumer of 2007.

We're continuing this here, with some guest notes from the later half of 2007:

"It was fun being introduced to the area and sharing the comfort of the inn -- it was very cozy."
"This is incredibly quaint and the owners made us feel like old friends."
"The view was awesome and we felt like we were home in our place."
"Beautiful location! Wonderful anniversary weekend."
"Fantastic views, great conversation, beautiful beach."
"Everything was perfect." can leave us comments anytime on our website -- right here in the diary. Just click on "comments" at the borrom of any diary posting to add your thoughts.