Our last weekend of summer before the school year begins is now a memory. Thousands of cyclists descended on Gambier for the Pelotonia fundraiser on Saturday and what a sight it was to see all those people raising money for cancer research by riding at least 100 miles up from Columbus. Now we’re all sprucing up for the return of students, which begins this week.
The big difference in the Village this August is the renovation of Middle Path. As of this writing there is a STOP LIGHT in Gambier; quite the heresy! Fortunately it is a temporary situation as new storm sewers are installed. The work on the north third of the path should be complete by November, so things shouldn’t look too bad for too long.
Even though students will be returning beginning on the 13th, that doesn’t mean that we’ve given up on summer entirely. The weather is still fine and the river and bike trail are still ‘flowing.’ Weekends may be a bit dicey for rooms here at the bed and breakfast but there is still space during the week and into September.
The dogs and I are back from vacation and ready for action. We hope to have some updated landscaping done in the next month so that the House will look even better. Some of those shrubs have seen better days and it is always good to perk things up from time to time. Especially as the Japanese beetles and deer have been voracious this year.
We hope you’ll join us in a porch rocker sometime in the next few months. Summer’s not quite over and fall is beautiful in Gambier.
E.J. Heer, Innkeeper
Hotspur and Pogo