Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mennonite Schoolhouse






I was driving past a Mennonite school yesterday and chuckled when I saw the hooks that hold baseball mitts in the spring, but are now holding boots.   The boots are hanging on the building near the door.   We now have lots of spring mud as the snow melts, and boots are necessary as you walk through the fields to school.   Note the bikes and the simple playground equipment.   If you look closely, you can see part of the two outhouses in the back of the school.

- Mary & Peter

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Doing Nothing at The Pearl



Before people make a reservation at The Pearl of Seneca Lake, they usually do research on what they can do in the area.   They check out the wineries (62+ on Seneca Lake) and breweries (29+ in the Finger Lakes) and restaurants.   The one thing we often hear them say as they are leaving is that the next time they come, they hope to slow down and take the opportunity to relax.   So when you come to The Pearl, plan on slowing down, having a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, and just sitting and relaxing, absorbing the beauty of the lake.   Reading a book and falling asleep in our two-person hammock are similar treats.   So is watching the stars without the usual light contamination.   Life can be such a planned roller coaster, and for this reason we like to recommend that everyone take some time at The Pearl to "do nothing".

- Mary and Peter

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Reservations are Filling Up!



It is time now to make reservations for the upcoming season.   Reservations are already being made for many of the weekends and weekdays from April through November.   We want both our old friends and the new friends we will soon meet to be able to experience “the Pearl”.   So… it is a good idea to make your reservations for the warm spring/summer and the crisp fall as soon as possible.   We so look forward to welcoming you and sharing our home with you.

- Mary and Peter