Tuesday, July 26, 2011

bed and breakfast with the girls....

I mentioned yesterday that while I was in Baltimore last week, I went with some of my close friends to a nearby bed and breakfast to celebrate one of their birthdays. It was a pretty random place - a working farm with a husband and wife owner team who are very enterprising and have about 20 different things going on at their farm on any given day. Fairwinds Stables is in Cecil County, MD and they do horses, lessons, camp, trail rides, produce, and the wife is an actress who has had roles in movies - like The Sixth Sense - and she  still acts some but says that she is renting out her animals for movies now too. And they are doing a bed and breakfast, with a tea party and carriage rides. See? Pretty random.

So when my friend saw all of that, I guess she was reminded of tea parties we had together when we were younger and probably Anne of Green Gables movies....and decided that we should go. We loaded up in cars and found this off the beaten path stables....and had a tea party and gave her a few birthday gifts.

Then we all took turns riding in the carriage.

Then the owners had to go do a trail ride or take a pony somewhere? I can't remember - they were very busy people! They told us to make ourselves at home while they were gone. It was very laid back and we ended up playing a card game (Dutch Blitz!) on the porch for a while. Two of the girls had to head home, but three of us were spending the night....so we decided to explore the farm.

They had horses, donkeys, rabbits, goats, chickens, dogs, and a cat.

There was a pretty garden area in the back that the owners where the owners might start doing weddings.
We decided to do a mini-photoshoot.
The beautiful, pregnant, birthday girl (who needed a break - she has two other little kiddos at home!)

The sun was setting and we had a fun time checking out another pasture with more horses.
(This photo is my pick for this week's Shutter Love)

After exploring the farm, we went out to the little local downtown area and got some food. Then we came back and stayed up late talking and catching up. It was like a middle/high school sleepover - adult style at a bed and breakfast...where we didn't have to cook or clean up or have husbands or kids to worry about.

{photo by Emily Joy - who had fun learning to use my camera}

There was a fun wooden swing out front that we all had to try out as we were loading up the car the next morning. We had a good, relaxing time and were glad schedules worked out so that we could all be there (and thankful for husbands who were at home watching the kids and the dog).


  1. Her hair is so long! I've been trying to grow my hair out long...it seems to take forever.

  2. Sounds like a fun time!

  3. Fun pictures Abi. What a fun time with you girls, and a fun place to be in the beautiful weather. So thankful it all worked out.

  4. Beautiful hair! My hair could never get that long. ;-) Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse!