"Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour."
- William Cowper
he Task (1785)--'The Timepiece' (Book II, lines 606-7)
I will be the first to proclaim that I like a certain amount of change in my life. Monotony is NOT my friend and I become very irritable at the thought. That is one of the reasons I consider myself fortunate to be a part of our family business. Even though it appears that we at Cedar Crest Lodge simply offer lodging for guests - our purpose (and variety) goes way beyond that simple task.
As I am typing this, we are hosting a 4-night family reunion for 35 people ranging in age from 6 weeks to 87 years. Yesterday, a family left to travel back to 3 different states after staying here for a 3-night reunion. If the amount of laughter and smiles are an indication - both families will walk away with a heart full of memories.
Last weekend our couples consisted of a 29th birthday celebration, an out-of-state vacation, a couple reconnecting with each other, a Mom and daughter getaway, and 3 anniversary couples. As you can see, these guests were all looking for more than a place to lay their heads at night. I believe they were looking for an experience to take back with them to their day-to-day lives.
To me, "variety is the spice of life" and I am proud to say that Cedar Crest Lodge can offer a variety of experiences to many different people. It is, in fact, the essence of what we are all about: a respite for guests who need to reconnect with each other, nature, God or even themselves.