A new year is here. I can not believe that it has been 9 years since Larry and I left Florida to pursue a new adventure here in Statesville. We only knew one family here in town although my daughter did live in Ft. Mill only 45 minutes away. We were welcomed by curious neighbors who have grown to be the most wonderful friends. I could not believe how welcoming Statesville was to us. We opened the Bed and Breakfast in April of 2005 after much renovation, painting, cleaning and decorating. Lots of guests have come and gone, some just passing through, some on business, and others who have become like family to me. October 2008 Larry lost his long battle with leukemia, it was his dream to move here and let me do a job that I could do from home. He had the confidence in me to give up our lives in Florida and just "go for it". His memory lives on with his collections throughout the rooms. I am so grateful that I took a chance to pursue a dream.