One of the reasons we love our jobs as innkeepers is because of the happy events that take place here. I recently got a call from an expectant mother whose parents were anxiously awaiting the news – boy or girl? The baby didn’t cooperate for the initial test to determine gender. A second test was scheduled the day before her parents were to check in to stay in our Balsam Mountains cabin.
Rather than simply call them with the news, the expectant parents decided to make their announcement with balloons. I recommended a local florist shop for her to call, and sure enough, the day the soon-to-be grandparents were to arrive, an adorable balloon delivery arrived at our door. It was a busy day, but I managed to snap a photo of the arrangement in our kitchen before Gretchen delivered the balloons to their cabin. What a fun way to check people in! Gretchen opened the door to their cabin, showed them in and there was this wonderful surprise!