Saturday, November 14, 2015
Le Chateau de Lafayette
Hello everyone! I hope this finds you all happy and well. I have a quick post to share from my day. Today was a family reunion with my Granny Willie Mae's family. It was held in the town of Mayo, Florida which is just a half an hour away from me. My second cousin and his family own this gorgeous old Bed and Breakfast there. It's called the Le Chateau de Lafayette. Lafayette is the county Mayo is located in. This building has quite a history. It was built in 1883 as a courthouse. In 1907, a new courthouse was built and this one was moved by mules across the street, where it stands today. It did not have porches at the time it was moved. It was used as an apartment building from 1907 until 1995. It was 1993 when my cousin and his wife purchased the place (for a steal) and turned it into a bed and breakfast. This 3 story home has a total of 32 rooms though not all of them are bedrooms. You can see more photos here if you are interested. Here are the ones I took and a couple my sister took.
Love the porches! Here is my mom, sister, Nancy, and two of my nephews, Nathan and Riley.
There are some pretty plants around the porches as well. Love this beauty! Look at the pink leaves!
I am assuming the Tiffany Suite is named after my cousins grand daughter.
Here's a side porch.
The porches were not added until the home was moved and turned into an apartment house. That was probably over 100 years ago though! You can see layers of paint on the columns.
Sorry I didn't get to take many photos inside due to some rooms having guests as well as the family members occupying the public rooms. I did take a few in one of the rooms though. Sorry I didn't notice the toilet seat was up when I took this. I think because it had recently been cleaned. They had to install 7 additional bathrooms when they bought the place. My cousin said he spent most of two years working on the place to get it ready to open in 1995. This room had a small bathroom with a toilet and shower. The sink was located in the bedroom.
There's my cousin in the mirror. I absolutely love the wallpaper!
I wish I could have taken more but like I said earlier, you can see a few more on the link I shared above if you're interested. This one was taken looking up at the bottom of an arbor. It was so pretty with the sunlight peeking through the foliage.
Here's me, Mama, and Nancy.
And again for a selfie. :)
And that my friends is it for today. I am enjoying a quiet evening at home alone as the hubby is off helping a friend at the races. Tomorrow evening I leave for an overnight trip to Tampa for a training for work. Fun!
I have a couple prayer requests for my praying friends. My friend Heather had a procedure done this week to burn a cancer spot out of her liver. In the process, they punctured a lung. She is doing OK and finally got to come home, but if you will please pray for that to heal completely and not give her any trouble. And, if you would say a prayer for me too. I have a cyst on my thyroid that has been there for about 10 years. I had it biopsied around 7 years ago and it was nothing to worry about. I recently had an ultrasound and the report says that it could be a normal colloid cyst but it could also be a neoplasm, which is cancer. These cysts can turn into cancer over time. It also said it will most likely need to be removed. I go to the endocrinologist Tuesday and I am sure they will biopsy it again. I pray it is not cancer and that it can be removed soon as I have two other small ones that have shown up as well. I would love for this to be taken care of before my trip to Prague. So, if you don't mind saying a prayer for Heather and myself, I would be grateful.
Until next time.....