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Bridge Street Inn guests enjoy Reading

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dictionary bsichart at BSI

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Bridge Street Inn Guests find out what they would look like as a Pregnant Surfer

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Yes, it’s that time of year where the scarecrows come out!..

What is the Cambria Scarecrow Festival?

“Thirty scarecrows kicked off the first Cambria Scarecrow Festival in 2009. What those 30 scarecrows didn’t know then, was that they were initiating one of the most artful and unique scarecrow festivals in the US–and right here on the Central Coast. Over 420 scarecrows lined Cambria and San Simeon’s business districts in 2013.

This fall, enjoy a fun and relaxing get-away on the cozy California coast. For the entire month of October, hundreds of artfully crafted scarecrows are displayed throughout the seaside villages of Cambria and San Simeon. It is truly a case of whimsy running rampant.“

Can’t Find a single Business Sign obstructing the Skyline in Cambria

Cambria Signs

The glorious signs of a healthy economy.

I will not let Cambria’s anti free market strict business sign code stifle my capitalist creativity. Let’s see what the communists think about bicycle sandwich board signs.

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Bridge Street Inn cambria bicycle light post

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bridge street road

A large glowing neon Bridge Street Inn sign would benefit guests. As you can see from this photo there really isn’t a good landmark for directions.

Moon Handbook: Santa Barbara and the Central Coast discovers the musical talent of Brandon Follett

moon handbook Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Brandon Follett moon handbook Santa Barbara and the Central Coast It’s true! I’ll play guests a song or recite a poem at the Bridge Street Inn.  Pick up a Moon Handbook at your local bookstore or at the Moon website.

Bridge Street Inn guests have New Art to enjoy when Walking down the Stairs

tatiana painting

Thank you Tania for the making the BSI even more beautiful with your art.

Tania with a butterfly

From Tupac Shakur to the Bridge Street Inn, Sabina’s skin Tells a Story

Sabina tupac

sabina tupac close up

sabina BSI tattoo

4314 Bridge Street, The Bridge Street Inn address

Sabina magazine cover

Guests and staff at the Bridge Street Inn Conserve Water

THE CCSD LETTER:
“Effective March 1, 2014 the CCSD is implementing the following mandatory conservation measures.  From January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 your average water use was 31 units.  Your allotment is 80% of your average monthly water usage.  This amount is 25 units. A five hundred percent surcharge (first violation) shall apply to all water use in excess of customer unit allotment.”

The Bridge Street Inn staff and guests are doing what we can to make Cambria once again a less thirsty, spotlessly clean car driving, and manicured rose colored yard TOWN.  The photo blog documents what the BSI implemented in Jan and Feb 2014 to conserve water.  The last two blogs document what the BSI implemented before 2014 to conserve water.

drought baby

Unlike the above child we created this water situation. I hope my offspring won’t become a waterless dehydrated model.  These fliers are posted in the bathrooms and kitchen.

shower water catchment

Collect the cold water.

kitchen sink

Biodegradable soap allows us to use dish water on the draught tolerant landscape.

water storage

We store the kitchen sink water and cold water from the shower in these containers.

low flow shower head

Low flow shower head.

trash cans

By any means necessary when it come to collecting rain water.

small towels

No longer use the large type of bath towels shown in the photo. Small towels use less water to wash.

Happy Guests, Dirty Sheets, and Greywater grow delicious Apples at The Bridge Street Inn

Intern Amanda turns home grown apples into delicious apple sauce

At the Bridge Street Inn guest, Fransico De Lovely, longly eyes the apple in his hand.  “These homegrown apples are crisp like your line dried sheets.  Every bite I take makes me pat my belly in joy.  My belly has loved the company of many an apple raised on worm castings, garden compost, the shit from a goat, warm sun rays, and the most pure spring waters.  Never have I tasted an apple quite as delicious as the one I hold in my hand.

I reply, “There are 3 elements missing from the above apple growing ingredients.  They are happy guests,  dirty sheets, and  greywater.

Happy Guest

Clean sheets need a happy guest

The wash machine produces greywater from the dirty sheets.

After a happy guest checks out of The Bridge Street Inn by 10:30AM I strip their bed then put the sheets into the wash machine.  When the sheets have gone through the wash cycle the biodegradable soap and dirty water exit.

The greywater flows through pipes that lead to the underground root system of the apple tree.  The now damp clean sheets are line dried and the process starts over again.”

The simple pleasure of folding crisp line dried linens

Fransico De Lovely looks at his clean toe nails and strokes his well trimmed mustache he sighs, “I notice several beds are unoccupied.  Sadly, I’m only dirty enough to dirty one bed per night.  What’s going to happen to her?”  As he points towards the apple tree.

Apple tree growing in the greywater garden

“Friend, cheer up!”  I say,  “The apple tree loves the frosty nights and warm sandal wearing days.  Life at The Bridge Street Inn has a healthy ebb and flow that coincides with the seasons.  As the tourist season slows into the colder months the winter rains replace the greywater system.  Our apple tree has found a balance between what nature and happy guests can provide.”

Happy guests + dirty sheets + greywater + nature = delicious healthy apples

What Guests wash their Hands with Toilet Water?

Aimee Wyatt explains the Bridge Street Inn’s approaches to water conservation, including directions on how to make a lid sink.

For further lid sink instructions check out Bridge Street Inn guest Stephanie Croff’s amazing lid sink story.  http://croffcreative.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-birthday-new-projects-lid-sink.html