The Secret Bed & Breakfast

2356 Alabama 68 West, Leesburg, Alabama 35983
Innkeeper(s): Charlie and Kris Thomas

Waiting on the Light 25 Jan 2016, 1:46 pm

Cold, dark winter morning, sitting waiting on the light. Waiting on the warm rays of the sun to kiss the horizon in hopes that it will soon thaw the cold morning sky. The stars above twinkle as if enjoying its crispness. It is this time of the year that silence is indeed golden. The combination of quiet and cold giving the soul a chance to regroup and prepare for what is yet to come. Nestled down in a pile of warm blankets, staring out at the horizon, one gets the chance to reflect on the year now passed all the while wondering what lies around the corner. While one can never predict what the future will bring, for my part, I will strive to always send positive energy from this mountaintop. To begin each day thankful for the blue sky and sunshine that others may never get to see. I have been blessed with a Secret. A Secret that I was meant to share!
Happy Hump day friends. Stay warm and safe.
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Cold Pasture Inhabitants 25 Jan 2016, 1:44 pm

At first glance out the window at the bright sunshine it looks warm and inviting. One step onto the patio and the temperature says that looks can be deceiving!! On the other side of the house in the pasture, Jose' has his furry winter coat on, while Toby and Max are snuggled up in the chick coop!!! Coldest morning of the season! Happy Monday Everyone!
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Winter Attributes 25 Jan 2016, 1:42 pm

I have never been a cold weather fan. Getting up in the morning, crawling out of a warm bed into the cool morning air was daunting. And I hated winter! The cold, grayness of it. It was like Spring and fall were all the bright colors of a rainbow, and winter was dull, gray, and depressing. Since coming to the Secret I have discovered that there is a wonder in every season. The winter air, while cold, is cleaner, crisper, not weighed down with humidity. The views, both of the stars at night and the view by day are much clearer. You can see for miles. In reality the seasons are much like the people we meet here, each one different and unique but adding a certain amount of perspective to our lives. Now, I embrace the winter, and look forward to the possibility of seeing it all decked out in a blanket of snow. My own little snow globe!
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The Weaver Mansion, Lodge Rooms 25 Jan 2016, 1:40 pm

The Weaver Mansion, as it was known in 1965, was built with four rooms in the main house. Originally, each room was decked out in a specific color. From the carpet that covered the floors to the tile that was in the bathrooms, to the phones that hung on the wall. The rooms that were known as the Green and Blue rooms are now known as Tranquility and Serenity. Appropriately named, all the rooms in our main lodge are very tranquil and serene due to the construction of the house. Concrete block, steel, and plaster walls insure that each room feels secluded. The best part about the view rooms this time of year is that you can lay in bed, open your curtains and see the sun rise without moving a muscle! The many views you see here on Facebook can be seen from both of these rooms! But don't discount the rooms on the other side of the hall!! We have had many a group of girlfriends enjoy a good night of movies and giggles in those rooms! Both rooms have two queen beds so they are well equipped for a old fashioned "sleep over"!
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More "Secret" History 25 Jan 2016, 1:38 pm

The main lodge of The Secret was constructed in 1965 by M.G. Weaver who was the owner of Peoples Telephone Company. Upon completion he occupied it as his personal residence. He also owned a local park called Canyon Land Park which was a small amusement park. According to the previous owners, Jeff Cook told them that the group Alabama began playing their first concerts at this park. The main feature of the park was a chair lift that would take guests down into the canyon. Many of the tall support beams are still located in the canyon. It also featured wild and tamed animals as well as small carnival rides.
Today, Little River Canyon boasts an amazing horseshoe shaped waterfall as well as the Canyon River Center. The Center, which is a research facility for Jacksonville State University, shows an Imax style movie that highlights the natural features of the area.
In the winter one can enjoy clear views of all the rock formations in the canyon as well as water falls filled with water from winter rains.
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Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day 14 Dec 2015, 5:38 pm

"That it seems that it may turn out to be, feels that it will undoubtedly, looks like a rather blustery day today" -Winnie the Pooh-
Yesterday's gorgeous morning sky has turned dark and gray with the violent winds of the night. But here it is in all its glory to help you start the week off right! Only 10 more days until the big day so if you are still at a loss for that perfect gift I would be more than happy to share this gorgeous horizon! There is plenty to do year round here in Northern Alabama so what are you waiting for!! Where else can you make amazing friends and enjoy a spectacular view? I know the Secret, and I will share!
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A Christmas Game, Part 1 14 Dec 2015, 5:34 pm

Let's play a game with a gift as a reward. I will post Christmas trivia on some (not all) days from now until Christmas Eve.
Each response will earn you an entry (1 per question) into a drawing. If you share the post with your friends, you will also receive a bonus entry for that day. The drawing will be for a discounted weekend. Check every day to answer the question and share the post.
Here are Friday's questions in case you missed them. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!!
In "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", what kind of animal do the Griswolds find living in the Christmas tree?
What is the name of the Grinch's dog?
What are the names of Santa's original eight reindeer?

An Ocean of Clouds 14 Dec 2015, 5:31 pm

Somewhere below the ocean of clouds the sun sits waiting to make its grand entrance!! It's all about timing. Sitting, waiting, watching as the first sliver of light peeps out over the clouds. Then, quietly, in what seems like an instance it is there, shining in all its glory! Warming the cool morning air. The Secret is to take time to enjoy it!!
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Venus 14 Dec 2015, 5:28 pm

Star light, star bright.....technically it is not a star, but the planet Venus. Every morning when I let the dogs out I see this bright object in the sky near the moon. Known also as the "morning star", Venus is the second brightest natural object in the sky. It has been sitting up there looking down on me my entire life, but it took the Secret to get me to notice. Now that I think about it, I have discovered a lot of "Secrets" over the last 4 years!! The good news is, I will share them!
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Laugh Your Ass Off.....Only with Friends! 14 Dec 2015, 5:24 pm

"Friendship is like peeing in your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel the warmth." For some reason I found this funny on this cold Friday morning! Jose's advice....kick back, enjoy the warmth of friendship and laugh your ass off!!!
TGIF Y'all!! Stay warm!!
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