Once again the days are getting away from me. Between the B&B and volunteer work I seem to have little time left over to come up with unique ideas for dinner - let alone blog about them – though we did have a great pork tenderloin the other night with a terrific marinade using dark soy sauce. But that has nothing to do with the red chair.
Several months ago I saw a post on the PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) about the opportunity to host the Red Chair. The Red Chair is a well loved desk chair rescued from uncertain future by an innkeeper in the Woods Hole area on Cape Cod. She posted a picture on facebook of the chair sitting on a frozen pond and it generated a lot if likes. The Red chair took on a life of its own as the owner allowed it to “visit” various B&B’s in New England.
Then the Chair decided to expand its travels and move across the US. This is where the post on PAII came in. PAII members were asked to sign up if they wished to host the Red Chair. I decided I had nothing to lose and it sounded like a fun thing to do so I submitted all of my information and immediately forgot about the project. I figured that as a small B&B I would most likely not be selected as a stop along the way.
WRONG!!!!! This morning I opened my email to find I had been selected as one of 4 B&B’s in the entire state of New Mexico to host the Red Chair! The “visit” won’t take place until sometime in February of 2014, giving me lots of time to plan for the event. But right now I am as excited as can be. After all, who doesn’t need a little whimsy in their life!