Recently we got a very special visitor who came to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. This visitor has been to vacation spots all over the US on a tour that started in 2011 and is presently happening through Northern California. While this celebrity is known to many, it celebrates each of its visits with grace and dignity - and offers a seat to the weary. We were part of The Red Chair Travels, a very unique cross-country journey.
This journey started in 2011 on Cape Cod, and continues to this day as the chair moves from one inn to the next. At each stop, the Red Chair is introduced to all that is memorable and beautiful about the local area, with a B&B owner as the chair's concierge.
While the Red Chair visited us we brought it to the Thanksgiving dinner table where we celebrated with family and friends and are thankful for the best year we've enjoyed here at the Featherbed Railroad. We are definitely thankful for family, friends and new friends in the form of guests who have been part of our lives on this vacation journey with nine unique railroad cabooses.
The Red Chair got to observe Mount Konocti, an inactive but not dormant volcano that has Clear Lake in its shadow. Mount Konocti is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and is still plenty active with the largest geothermal energy plant in the US using the hot underground forces to create clean, renewable energy with water filtered from waste water. It's really, really a green energy source!
We also spent the Thanksgiving weekend getting the Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast Resort ready for Christmas with decorations all over. In fact, Santa's caboose has been prepped and is ready for our most famous visitors and the elves are scheduled to come and make sure the room meets their strict standards for this yuletime tradition.
It was a pleasure having the Red Chair and we will follow its journey to see what other wonderful experiences it gets to enjoy as it makes its way across this great land.
Traveling is about getting outside of the everyday and seeing the world with fresh eyes. Through the journey of the Red Chair, we are all travelers off the beaten track where true relaxation awaits.
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