I had so much fun showing off my new home to my guest this week. I had the company of my sister-in-law to visit thrift shops, consignment stores and an outdoor mall called Scottsdale Quarter. We went out to lunch, had fun sitting around talking until late in the night — (anything past 8 p.m. is late to me!) We hiked, walked and swam in the pool.
We took her to the lake last night. She loved it and said she’s coming back with her husband. They have a boat and spend summer days on a lake.
We watched sunsets and of course the wildlife with our bobcat as the highlight. It was interesting to view my home of nine months through the eyes of someone who has never been here before. It was like seeing it for the first time.
These are the photos she took with her Android. I have an iphone SE and my camera isn’t nearly as good!
What are your favorite things about having guests? Do they stay with you or nearby? Do you like to cook for them? If you do, what do you like to prepare? If not, where do you like to go out?
I had a fabulous time visiting with you and my brother, I had no idea how beautiful the scenery is around your home. Loved the visits, the Quail, the Bobcat and of course Olive. I love to cook for my guests, can’t wait fir you to be one.
Thanks Anne! I can’t wait to see your new home, too!
I don’t really have guests. Apartment too small, and nyc can be prohibitively expensive. But I love the yearly jaunt to my friends shore house!
A shore house sounds wonderful! I love visiting my friends in a CA coastal town called Carpinteria. I go every year.
I appreciate the idea of how guests perceive your area when they visit. When we have visitors, it helps me appreciate where we live even more.
As far as who stays with us, I believe it depends on the guest that stays with us or the length of the stay. However, if we only have one guest, they normally stay at our house.
Yes, it was nice to see our area from a newcomer’s eyes. Since we’ve been here less than a year, I was able to look up places to go that I wasn’t familiar with.
It was fun to see our scenery through a new person’s eyes. There are a few people we will stay with, but mostly we like our own space. That’s the way it is with our friends and family, too.