The Traveling Schiff FamilyPosted by admin on June 4, 2013
Every so often, guests check in that touch our heart; and so the Schiff family, dad, Les, mom, Peggy, son, Andrew and daughter Samantha arrived May 26, 2013.
Originally, they considered booking the Carriage House, but decided they wanted a full breakfast so they booked two rooms in the Inn instead. We’re happy they did because otherwise we wouldn’t have gotten to know and enjoy them as well and share in their daily experiences.
It was delightful to watch this family with their grown children on their annual vacation interact and truly enjoy each other’s company.
They shared some of their activities like walking the neighborhood, shopping, eating, the day at Biltmore, white water rafting, eating, Brevard’s waterfalls (particularly Sliding Rock), the drum circle downtown on Friday nights, all the friendly, waving people they met everywhere, swimming, eating, the gorgeous outdoor surroundings and especially entertaining was the lady walking her five dogs and two goats. Only in Asheville folks!!!!
I do think we identified with the Schiff Family because they reminded us of our family when our sons were young and still at home. We started traveling about 1985 in the days before mini-vans. Bob, having managed car dealerships would get a conversion van off the used car lot that had the video game players in them and off we’d set out on our two week excursion.
If you remember conversion vans(this was not ours), and the early video game players, you might also remember the old video cameras. Every year our video would start out with the phrase, “Well here we are out making memories again.”
So thank you Schiff Family for making us remember how it was in the good ole days!! I think sometime this week I’ll pull out some of those old tapes and watch the thrilling days of yesteryear.
If you still have kids at home who are willing to be seen with their parents, I hope you will consider getting out and making some memories of your own. I know the Gilmore Family has and so are the Schiff’s. These are the times they’ll never forget no matter what other exciting things life brings them.
With children, the days are long, but the years are short.