File under: Perks of the job. It’s not all leading birding field trips in a frog-drowning downpour; it’s not all lugging several hundred pounds of music equipment up stairs and down halls. Sometimes you get a treat. And the trick is to let those treats carry you through the next slog or meltdown.
I’m writing from the Victorian Village Guest House on Neil Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. This is my second stay here, and I’m delighted to say Bill is with me and also enjoying its considerable amenities.
I took the first series of photos in December, when I came here to speak to the Columbus Natural History Society.
I scurried around to photographically document its untrammeled glory before I turned it into a Zick den with my exploding luggage.
Just made tea and toasted orange-cranberry bread in this lovely kitchen. It’s so wonderful to stay somewhere new, clean and uncluttered, as opposed to old, ehhh and cluttered. There’s even a teeny dishwasher!
From the excellent website: A step above a bed and breakfast, Victorian Village Guest House offers a 950 square foot luxury suite tastefully appointed with antiques and modern amenities. The suite includes a full kitchen, private bath, bedroom with queen-sized bed and great room with soaring 17 foot ceilings. Situated in the rear lawn of the Morton’s renovated 1895 Queen Anne style home, the guest house provides privacy & delightful 2nd story views of the lawn, patios & perennial gardens. A peaceful retreat in an urban setting, the guest house is truly the best of both worlds!
I would add that it’s handy to Columbus’ delectable Short North, where restaurants, bistros, antique and curio shops, and a fabulous dog accessory store await. If you want to buy costumes for your Boston terrier, Pampered Pooch is where you’d head.
At this link, you can take a virtual tour of the place. Such fun! except that it makes me seasick because I’m such a dolt with the mouse. Blarrrgghh. Slow down, Zick.
I love computers. Except when they make me seasick.
I molted a little when I stayed here, too. Allium and columbine:
The peonies weren’t even awake when I made these photos.
Hey! wake up! I wanna see your yellow stamens.
At least the foxgloves were up and bugling.
A view back to the Morton’s home. Ahhh.
I’m afraid the Victorian Village Guest House has spoiled us for future visits to Columbus. Or anywhere.
Oh dear. The bar is awfully high.
Check it out, check in. You will never want to leave. We sure don’t. We’re settin’ here tapping away on our respective Silver Surfers with the fasty fast wireless Net. Please accept our heartfelt Thank You, Lisa and Jeff Morton, for giving us a taste of the truly wonderful in Columbus.