Meet Tony, and his sweet little sidekick, Blossom...
Tony, and his wife, Cheri, own The oh-so-charming Camp Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn,
in Harpers Ferry, WV.
My husband and I took off for a few days last week, and hit the road.
We rolled into the picturesque town of Harpers Ferry;
streets lined with quaint, beautiful historic homes dating back to the 1700's.
Before Mr. Ramblings could pull over the Suburban and stop, I was out, snapping pictures.
Enamored, I walked up and down the street with my camera in hand,
thinking "if only these homes so rich in history" could talk...
And then I spotted the unique wood carved statue on the lawn of The Camp Hill B&B.
As I stepped onto the edge of the yard to take a picture,
I heard a voice welcoming me to come closer,
...and then I had the pleasure of meeting Tony, with a magnetic, "larger-than-life" personality!
Tony engaged us with history of the statue, (which he himself carved),
a little of the town, and a delightful tour of his property.
The Bonnie Blue Flag was the unofficial flag representing the Confederacy in the 1860's.
Did you know that?
Neither did I, until I met Tony!
I didn't get any pictures inside the cozy home filled with beautiful antiques,
but I took quite a few of the fascinating property and gardens surrounding it....
At the back of the property, is a rustic building that houses a Woodcrafting Workshop,
with one of the B&B guest suites upstairs.
Tony is a gifted woodworker,
and shared a collection of his handcrafted whales with us.
From the porch of this suite, guests can enjoy the back yard and pond beneath.
The bear isn't real, but he sure looks the part doesn't he?
A portion of the Appalachian Trail runs through the town.
Harpers Ferry marks the half way point of the 2,200 mile trail, extending from Maine to Georgia.
Imagine sitting on the front porch of Camp Hill, or any one of the homes along the street,
and watching the hikers make their way along the trail.
I hope that Kevin and I can return in the Fall,
and stay a night or two at Camp Hill Bed & Breakfast.
I have a real good feeling, that Tony and Cheri will be wonderful hosts!
I have more of Harpers Ferry to share in future posts, moving onto Lower Town.
It was such an intriguing place, and I love historical towns.
Sadly, we were there on Tuesday evening around 7-8:30 p.m.
That night, around 3:00 a.m., a fire broke out in the historic business area,
and several historic buildings, businesses, and some apartment residences were destroyed.
I may have very well been the last person to photograph some of those burned.
But not to leave you on a despairing note,
I'll include a few more pictures on the homes and sights surrounding
Camp Hill B&B.
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