Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Froggy Comes to Stay

During slow summer months, toilets have to be cleaned even though not used, and when the innkeeper lifted a toilet seat to perform this duty, a 6” long green toad was staring at her from under the rim.  Since he was not a paying guest, a towel was grabbed to snare him and release him outside, and the problem was solved………….in a few weeks the toilet cleaning duty was repeated, and the same green toad was resting in the same place under the rim, staring at the innkeeper, daring her to disturb his rest. Since he had no credit card in his mouth,  he was escorted outside to the nearest pond to enjoy more natural surroundings, and the problem was solved……….a few weeks later the innkeeper lifted the toilet seat again and this time there was a 4” long green frog nesting under the rim.  Tired of this process, the innkeeper then took this frog to Alligator Lake down the street and let it loose to frolic with the alligators.   No frog has been seen again inside the Ibis, probably it got poor reviews in the Froggy Free Stays website. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 4th at the Ibis in Safety Harbor!

An old-fashioned July 4th in a quaint old-fashioned city! Cool antique
automobiles, hot Corvettes, Celtic bands, Army vehicles and Veterans groups
waved frantically to parade watchers of all ages on Independence Day! Back
down to the city marina for vendors and childrens activities, food and
music, and culminating in the best fireworks display ever in Safety Harbor!
Next year join the Ibis guests, grab a beer or glass of wine and wave at the
downtown traffic jams after the fireworks, while you relax another holiday
night at the Ibis B&B!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rose Petals for Health

The teenage and adult children of a middle-aged couple arranged for a weekend stay at the Ibis Bed and Breakfast for their parents and when they arrived beforehand with a dozen flowers, a bottle of wine, and dinner for two for their mom and dad, the room was prepared as a kingly castle.    A daughter asked if she could drop some rose petals on the bed before they arrived, which she did.  It wasn’t until later that I found out the father was about to undergo extensive chemotherapy the day after they left the Ibis.   With tears in my eyes, I was more than happy to pick up the rose petals when they left, and wish him good health.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Safety Harbor Town Video

It's a beautiful day in Safety Harbor!  If you don't already know about the town, here's a quick video to familiarize yourself with the natural beauty of a little town on the bay. 

Safety Harbor Video

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Brother, I know now where thou art!

Totally True Story:

Two brothers from opposite coasts of the United States, who had not been in touch for six months,  decided to come to Safety Harbor at the same time for a getaway with their wives, but did not inform each other of their plans.  Brother #1 checked in with his wife to the Ibis Bed and Breakfast, and the next day as they were returning who should be checking in but brother #2!

What are the odds of this happening?

What's this all about?

We are new to this, so please be patient! 

This blog will be a compilation of stories from the Innkeeper, daily musings and details about the sights and sounds of Safety Harbor and surrounding areas.  We hope you enjoy reading the stories, which are ALL COMPLETELY TRUE....with names changed to protect the innocent (big wink!).  Please feel free to leave comments and tell us your own stories of your travels.  We'd love to hear from you!

- Helene, the Innkeeper