Monday, April 18, 2011

Kansas City Royals baseball game with our Grandkids

We have season tickets for the Kansas City Royals MLB team so we took our grandkids with us on Sunday.  It’s hard to tell who had more fun…the kids watching the game and all the activities or Jim and I watching the kids.  What a great tradition to share with family…Sunday afternoon at the ball park!

If you’re planning a trip to Kauffman Stadium to attend a Kansas City Royals baseball game, why not choose Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast, for your overnight lodging.  Our large guestrooms feature private baths, cable tv, WiFi and queen-sized beds.  The newly remodeled Bibler Suite can accommodate four guests with a king-sized bed in the bedroom and daybed and futon in the living room.  Enjoy Jim’s hearty breakfast of fruit sundaes, omelets, sausage, potatoes and raspberry muffins before heading to the ball park.

We’re putting the Royals’April and May home game dates on our calendars!  Here they are for you, too.  Maybe we’ll see you there!

April 18-21  Cleveland Indians
April 29-May 1  Minnesota Twins
May 3-5  Baltimore Orioles
May 6-8  Oakland Athletics
May 16-17  Cleveland Indians
May 18-19  Texas Rangers
May 20-22  St. Louis Cardinals
May 30-June 1  LA Angels

Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Artist Unknown...but one of our favorites!

Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, can boast of a number of dramatic architectural and artistic designs preserved since the 1900’s.  But the mansion’s most beloved art was added in the 1940’s by a friend of the lady of the manor in the form of two murals on the wall of the drawing room.

Each mural depicts a tranquil scene of an elegant and attractive 1800’s couple enjoying the music of the day on the lute and clarinet.  Bringing art and music appreciation into one room helped to redefine the beautiful space. With the family piano situated in a corner, the inviting warmth of the fireplace and the addition of the newly hand-painted murals on each side of the window, all merged to create a “harmonious experience” giving the drawing room its new designation, the “Music Room.”

Wendy and I have always been huge fans of music.  Our two children were active in symphony band and orchestra while at City High School in Iowa City, Iowa. As parents we became their “groupies” and chaperoned the orchestra on a wonderful European trip in the summer of 1998.

During your stay here at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, we invite you to enjoy all the common areas of the mansion… the Sun Porch, the Parlor and Dining Room, but most especially, relax and unwind in the Music Room.

Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO