Thanks for finding us! We are Abi and Patti, and we’ve been traveling through life together for 40+ years.
- We are currently at home in the US waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic. While practicing social distancing, we are focused on exploring our home state of Maryland and neighboring Virginia and Washington, DC by day-traveling the back roads of the region. We encourage all of our readers to stay safe and dream of travels to come in the future.
In 2011, after 30+ years of living/working in San Jose, CA, we retired from our careers. We’ve each had two careers, Abi in local government and Patti in education, but the foundation career for both of us was hospitality. We owned/operated a French Restaurant and Patti worked in the hotel industry.
With our background in hospitality, we packed up and moved 15 miles north of the CA/OR border to Ashland, OR. We bought an amazing 107-year-old house, which was/is a Bed & Breakfast Inn, and took on the challenge of restoring the house and re-branding the B&B. It was a true labor of love and the lifestyle of an innkeeper is like no other.
Here are a couple of posts to give you a glimpse into our lives as innkeepers. You’ll find more in our archives – Hospitality Intrigue.
Although we had a 10-year plan for our life in Ashland, in 2014, just 3 1/2 years in to our lives as innkeepers, the universe presented us with an opportunity to make perhaps the biggest and boldest change to date. We sold our inn, downsized our possessions even further and packed what was left into a 16′ big yellow truck we named, Big Betty, and drove across America; landing in the state of Maryland. We’ve chosen Maryland as our home base primarily to live near our son, daughter-in-law and grandson. From here we plan to continue to travel the world and redefine retirement… One Road at a Time.