What a great week! I actually spoke with country music artist and songwriter Phil Vassar. His very dear friends, Toby and Carol just spent four days with us celebrating their anniversary and Toby's birthday. We met them last year when, by chance, Carol picked Brookside Mountain Mist Inn as her mountain getaway for their anniversary. Well, the rest is history because the four of us immediately hit it off.
Carol is incredibly crafty and made us a large throw for our couch (complete with kitties!) and, to top it all off, we are now the proud owners of a Phil Vassar bobble head! What more could we ask for?! We had a wonderful evening with them last night starting with burgers at the restaurant across the street and ending with a glass of wine out on our fireplace deck (tiki torches and all!). We've already forgiven Carol for attempting to burn down our new deck. You had to be there!
Dina and I have been country music fans for many, many years now. We are fortunate to have met Toby and Carol and, indirectly, Phil. They are truly wonderful people with alot of love in their hearts. We are proud to call them friends and hope, one day, to actually meet their best buddy, Phil Vassar. We're trying to get Phil to come and stay at our B&B in Waynesville, NC for some much needed R&R. The only thing in his way is he seems to keep producing award-winning albums! Check out his web site at http://www.philvassar.com/ for tour info on his latest CD, Traveling Circus. It rocks!! Hope to see you soon, Phil!
Carolyn Gendreau & Dina Giunta
Brookside Mountain Mist Inn