Happy frigid New Year! I don’t know where you are but here at The Gambier House we’ve been hunkering down amid a cold and snowy winter. The Farmer’s Almanac says one thing, the wooly bear caterpillars prognosticate another, all I can say is the old saw is correct: in Ohio, wait five minutes and the weather will change. So far we’ve had balmy days followed by torrential rain, snow storms and arctic vortexes (I think that’s what the weather men called it).
Anyhow, we’re doing our best to stay warm and cozy. Second semester at Kenyon has begun as have the college visits. With classes starting, so too will the lectures, concerts, performances and we are knee deep into basketball season. There are plenty of reasons to stop by enjoy a good night’s sleep followed by a delicious hearty breakfast then on with the activities.
In addition to basketball, Kenyon’s track and field and swim teams are keeping the Athletic Center hopping with meets both here and abroad this month. The Brown Environmental Center has plenty of programs indoors and out to keep adults and children active and learning. Concerts and performances this month include the Angela Waite Student Recital, a senior thesis production of Macbeth and the winter faculty-directed production of The Seagull. Please check in on the Kenyon College website for more particulars about these and other programs of interest this month.
Here’s hoping your new year has started on a bright note and perhaps we’ll have the chance to meet and/or catch up by the fireplace during an upcoming stay. Come join us!
E.J. Heer, Innkeeper
Hotspur and Pogo