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Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Vintage Inn

This week-end I joined some of my high school classmates at a get-away in Alva, Oklahoma, the wonderfully peaceful town where I happened to be have been born.

Connie Laubach McFarland, Pam Benham Welman, Deb Dotter Blakley and Jane Kubat Weichel on the back porch of the Vintage Inn in Alva, Oklahoma.

We stayed at the Vintage Inn Bed and Breakfast and I snapped a few shots to give you an idea of how luxurious and richly beautiful this home is.
                        An adjoining sitting room to the side of one of the bedrooms.

        This is the bedroom that goes with the sitting room.

The three story Victorian home was built in 1906 by Mr. George W. Crowell and has been beautifully restored and appointed. It contains the original dark, carved woodwork, elegant crystal chandeliers and lead-cut crystal front window panes, solid oak floors and stairways as well as oak railings and spindles. Breakfast is served in the formal dining room.  For more information feel free to call 580-327-4100.

    Every bedroom is decorated in a unique style and several have their own private baths. The food was magnificent and the owners also own and operate the Vintage House Restaurant in Burlington, a short fifteen minute drive down the road.  The owners are sisters Lori Kraft and Sherri Garroutte made us feel like part of their family during our visit. For more information call 580-327-4100 or look them up at www.BnBFinder.com.
      Most of all I was so happy to re-connect with old friends, most of whom I had not visited with since we graduated from high school in Okeene more than forty years ago. We saw the sights, took in a movie, ate way too much and shared stories and conversation on the wide, cool front porch of this lovely B and B.

   We journeyed over to Cherokee to have lunch and were joined by another classmate, Denise Haworth ,from Fairview.  We are currently planning another gathering for the spring of next year and hope even more friends can join us!

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