Bewitched & BEDazzled: Hollywood Themed Bed & Breakfasts

Bewitched Bed & Breakfast in Rehoboth Beach DE

Isn't the dolphin gorgeous? How could any Rehoboth Beach visitor with a camera walk by without taking a picture?
Isn't the dolphin gorgeous? How could any Rehoboth Beach visitor with a camera walk by without taking a picture? | Source

BEDazzled Front Entrance

BEDazzled decorated for Halloween and the annual Sea Witch Festival.
BEDazzled decorated for Halloween and the annual Sea Witch Festival. | Source

A Spring Walk Off the Beaten Path

It was the dolphin who caught my eye during a springtime walk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. She looked gorgeous dressed up as a mermaid with flaming red hair, big blue eyes, ruby red lips and a strand of pearls around her thick neck and her mere presence was a silent proclamation that the house she called home was as unique as she was.

Above the front door of the blue and white cottage was a sign saying, "Bewitched: Bed & Breakfast" and to the side was a metal poster with a picture of Samantha, the good witch from the 1960s Bewitched TV show, flying on a broomstick. Three additional words were hung around the front door: Discover, Dream and Believe, implying that all visitors need to do is use the full powers of their imagination to make their dreams come true, especially when on vacation in a magical inn like this.

I pulled my camera out of the bag (I always take it with me on my walks through this beautiful seaside resort as I never know what delights I might find) and started taking photos, already sensing there was a unique story about this B & B that I would want to write. A woman was working in the side yard and I asked if she was the owner. Lucky for me she nodded that she was and when I told her I was a Hub Pages freelance writer and would like to do an online story about the inn she was gracious enough to take me on a personal tour.

Her name was Inez Conover and she and her partner, Aquila Harris are co-innkeepers. Inez's work ethic is such that it didn't matter that she'd been up since 6 AM and it was now 5 pm on Friday the 13th. Weekend guests were scheduled to arrive within the hour, yet she took her time showing me around, telling stories about her 13 years running the twin bed & breakfasts which are named Bewitched and BEDazzled.

Inez explained that the inns share the same compound which includes a 4000 square foot deck with hot tub, lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas, but they have different Hollywood themes for their décor.

One of the most unique things about the inns are that they are dog friendly, and well behaved dogs are welcome to stay in their owner's room unattended for up to 4 hours at a time. The dogs can run free in a small fenced in dog run when their owners are sitting in a shady area that's inside the fencing.

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Bewitched B & B

The enclosed front porch is bright and functions as a breakfast room and game room.
The enclosed front porch is bright and functions as a breakfast room and game room. | Source
Shared deck and hot tub.
Shared deck and hot tub. | Source

Bewitched B & B

If you were a fan of the classic Bewitched show that aired on ABC from 1964 to 1972 or the movie which came out in 2005, you will love staying in this B & B which has vintage 1960s décor including memorabilia, photos, books and furniture based on the character that each room is named after.

There's the Darrin I for fans who loved the first Darrin actor, Dick York. And the Darrin II for those who preferred Dick Sergeant, the actor who took over the role in 1969 after the first Darrin/Dick developed back problems. Trivia: Dick Sergeant had originally been offered the part but had to turn it down due to other contract obligations.

And there's the Aunt Clara room named after the aunt who bungled most of her spells. This room was my favorite because it was bright, airy and sunny. Trivia: Aunt Clara was played by the actress, Marion Lorne.

The Tabitha character was played by real life twins Erin & Diane Murphy from 1966-68 after which time Erin took over the role completely until the show ended. Trivia from Inez: "Erin has stayed at the Bewitched B & B and slept in the Tabitha room." Least anyone doubt the veracity of that claim, Inez has a photo of the adult Erin sitting in between the two innkeepers with her arms wrapped around them.

Other rooms include the Endora, named after Samantha's mother (played by Agnes Moorehead), the Uncle Arthur, named after Samantha's prankster warlock relative (played by Paul Lynde) and the Esmeralda, Samantha's accident-prone yet lovable aunt played by Alice Ghostley. The Kravitz room is named after the nosy neighbors and has a pair of old fashioned binaculars hanging from a peg in the wall.

Each room has its own looseleaf book lovingly compiled by the innkeepers which has trivia about the actor or actress that it's named after. Some rooms also have biographies of their namesake and some have signed photos on display.

Of course, you don't have to be a die hard Bewitched fan to enjoy your visit but being one heightens the fun of staying in this charming B & B. Guests often make small talk by bringing up trivia facts and I'm including a fun trivia quiz in this hub to test your knowdledge of basic facts. Don't worry if you get a low score- no one else will be able to see it.


Bewitched TV Show Trivia Quiz

BEDazzled Bed & Breakfast

Those who love classic movies will prefer to stay at the BEDazzled Bed & Breakfast which is in its own cottage.

BEDazzled Hand Painted Dolphin Sculpture

Betty Davis, Clark Gable and Judy Garland adorn the dolphin sculpture in front of the BEDazzled Bed & Breakfast.
Betty Davis, Clark Gable and Judy Garland adorn the dolphin sculpture in front of the BEDazzled Bed & Breakfast. | Source

Front of BEDazzled B & B

Front entrance of BEDazzled.
Front entrance of BEDazzled. | Source

BeDazzled Living Room

A great place to mingle with other guests and talk about classic movies and film stars.
A great place to mingle with other guests and talk about classic movies and film stars. | Source

BEDazzled B & B

BEDazzled celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood when studio stars like Judy Garland and Clark Gable dazzled movie goers with Oscar worthy performances in the Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind .

As in the Bewitched B & B, the rooms in this inn are furnished with period pieces reminiscent of the actor or actress which they're named after and photographs, biography books and memorabilia abound.

For instance, the BEDazzled living room has a fireplace and dozens of photos of famous movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Betty Davis. It's the perfect spot to sit and chat with other guests about your favorite classic movies or to watch them on the big screen TV.

My favorite room in BEDazzled was the Clark Gable Star Room for several reasons. It opened directly onto the deck and was just steps away from the outdoor hot tub. Also, it's décor was manly and since many men (including my husband) balk at staying in bed & breakfasts, it's the ideal setting to entice a reluctant lover/spouse into a romantic weekend adventure in a charming inn. What man wouldn't want to fantasize about being as handsome, virile and successful as the scandalous Rhett Butler and play Rhett to his lover's Scarlet?

I've been a big Clark Gable fan ever since my first big screen, technicolor viewing of Gone With the Wind . No, it was not the original release (I'm not that old) but Gable's portrayal of Rhett Butler made my heart flutter and was even better than the way I'd imagined Rhett when I read the book. Ah...just thinking about him carrying Scarlet up the red carpeted staircase makes me feel woozy.

But it's time for me to come back to reality and finish this article. Since Gone With the Wind was one of the most viewed movies of all time, I'll use it as the basis for the BEDazzled Trivia Quiz. I'm guessing the ladies will score high on this one (though I'm sure there will also be quite a few men who know the answers).

Gone With the Wind Trivia Quiz

Rate Bewitched and BEDazzled

5 out of 5 stars from 1 rating of Bewitched & BEDazzled Rehoboth B & B

Hope you have enjoyed this article and the trivia quizzes.

For information about rates, room availability and specials visit the Bewitched & BEDazzled Bed and Breakfast website at:

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Rehoboth Beach Band Stand. Audience is facing the ocean and boardwalk as they enjoy the free concerts.
Rehoboth Beach Band Stand. Audience is facing the ocean and boardwalk as they enjoy the free concerts. | Source
Some of the Silver Lake Gazebos during the fall season.
Some of the Silver Lake Gazebos during the fall season. | Source
Victoria's Restaurant is located on the boardwalk at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Victoria's Restaurant is located on the boardwalk at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. | Source

10 Fun Things to do While Staying at the Bewitched or BEDazzled

  1. Rent a bicycle, especially if it's the off season when you're still permitted to ride it on the boardwalk all day long.
  2. Rent a scooter. You'll look really cool riding through town on one of these.
  3. Walk down Rehoboth Blvd four blocks until you reach the boardwalk. You'll pass many shops, boutique stores and restaurants.
  4. Attend a free concert at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand during the summer season.
  5. Walk or bike to nearby Silver Lake to see the Rehoboth Gazebos in spring, summer and fall.
  6. Get frozen custard a Kohr's Custard Stand.
  7. Dine at Victoria's Restaurant on the boardwalk and enjoy delicious food and spectacular ocean views.
  8. Purchase tickets to a concert at the Celebration Theatre.
  9. Plan your visit so it coincides with one of Rehoboth Beach's free festivals that are held throughout the year.
  10. Visit the Rehoboth Beach Museum.

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Bewitched Bed & Breakfast.

B marker67 Lake Ave. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware -
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BeDazzled Bed & Breakfast.

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Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hello Gail,

I enjoyed this hub so much. Both inn's are so fascinating. I loved the Bewitched series so I am sure I would pick that one first. I did okay on the quiz..I thought I remembered more than I did..haha Bedazzled is also a wonderful inn..Such a lovely community and how fun that you were able to interview the owner and take pictures. Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub. I loved the pictures.

Hugs,

Sunnie


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great information and photo's. I've only seen a few rerun shows as I came here in 1980. I totally enjoyed your writings about this B&B.

Voted up and awesome.


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I scored 70% on both quizzes.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sunnie,

Wouldn't it have been great if we'd had Samantha's Good Witch powers when we were working as nurses? We could have just twitched our noses and they would have gotten miraculously better.

Seriously though, I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and quiz. And I did have a lot of fun taking the tour with Inez.

Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Joyce,

So glad you enjoyed it even though you weren't very familiar with the Bewitched series and thanks for the vote up and kind words. It's greatly appreciated.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Will,

That's probably a higher score than I would have gotten if I didn't have the answers before writing the questions. (smile)

Thanks for stopping by and taking the quiz.

Hope you have a great weekend.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

80% on Bewitched and not so good on GWTW. What does that say about someone who writes Southern histories Gail? Never mind, don't answer that lol. Awesome hub and what a charming B&B Inez and Aquila have there. I can honestly say I've never seen a more creative and colorful one like it before. Shoot, it's almost worth a trip up to Delaware just to visit the Bewitched & Bedazzled! Great pics too Gail, hi ladies!:)


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

In California there is an over used phrase, "Laid back", this hub like others in your popular, "Weekend Series" is so Laid back. Most enjoyable, just a nice way to spend a relaxing weekend, vicariously through your hubs of course. Beautiful photography as always. I skipped out on the quiz.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Alastar,

Thanks for the kind words and making me chuckle.

If I ever find a B & B celebrating the movies of the 70's and 80's I'll dedicate the hub I write about it to you, dear friend.

Hope you have a great weekend.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Mike,

I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed it and thank you for the specific, kind feedback. It's greatly appreciated as is your ongoing support.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is a fantastic hub. I would love to visit the Bed and Breakfast. It is so unique. Gone with the wind is my favorite movie and i loved Bewitched, i don't think i ever missed an episode, although i only scored a 70 on the quiz. Thank you for an interesting and joyful read...


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Always Exploring,

So glad you enjoyed this. Sounds like you're just the kind of fan who would fully appreciate all the memorabilia and decorations in both of these bed and breakfasts.

Thanks so much for the specific feedback.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

What a fabulous hub, How nice that you got to chat with Inez and take a tour.

2 very quaint B & B's, I think I would choose Bewitched for a weekend stay, but then I'd probaby have to go back the next month to stay in BEDazzled too. Lol I used to love to watch Bewitched and Gone with the Wind was a classic movie. I still have the book and Scarlet.

Thank you Gail, I do so enjoy your weekend away hubs.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

What unique names for the inns and the décor is darling. I would love to stay in either inn but the Bewitched is my first choice. I enjoyed reading this hub very much and your pictures are delightful. Voted up and awesome.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Rosemay,

I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the hub. We have a lot in common. My solution to not doing everything I want the first time around is to return another time so I can fully experience the things I missed before. (smile)

Thanks so much for your feedback and ongoing support.

Hope you enjoy the rest of this weekend.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Pamela,

Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment and for the vote up. I'm glad you liked the hub and photos and appreciate your feedback.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi Gail, you are always so much Fun to read! What a Hoot that "Bewitched" Inn is. Yes, I was a Fan. "Beddazzled" Inn, with the Clark Gable Star Room, Wow...I think I was Married to him in my Last Life (Ha, Ha)...But am I kidding? And how many times have you seen "Gone with The Wind"...Me...quite a few! Your pictures as always are Amazing.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi b. Malin,

Your comment made me smile and chuckle.

Have seen Gone With the Wind only a few times but it's seared inside my brain, as was the book when I first read it as a teenager.

So glad you liked the hub.

Hope you're having a wonderful spring.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I scored a disappointing 50% in the quiz.... and I loved the bewitched series!

A fabulous hub, I would love to visit the B & B, it all sounds such fun!

Voting up, thank you and best wishes Lesley


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Movie Master,

So glad you enjoyed the hub and thanks so much for the vote up and for sharing your quiz score with us. I tried to make it challenging and before I started doing research for the questions wouldn't have known the answer to many of the questions myself!

Good news is it's all in fun and I suggest looking at your results as "I got 50% right." LOL


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Wonderful pics. I was born in 62, so I enjoyed the show. From Dick York to Dick Sergeant. Saw the movie in 2005 and even though wasn't the same brought memories back. BEDAZZLED Inn is also a great Inn! Gone with the wind and Clark Gable bring memories of a Hollywood that will never be. This place in Delaware ia a must see!

LORD


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Lord de Cross,

Thanks for leaving such an interesting comment that adds to the content of this hub. You definitely sound like the kind of fan who would appreciate all the TV and Hollywood Movie Star memorabilia found in both of these bed and breakfasts.


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

Hi Gail, great hubs (and photos of course) and quizzes. I scored 80% on the first one and a poor 60% on the second! But I enjoyed reading them. Voted up, interesting and awesome.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Danette,

So thrilled that you enjoyed it and took both quizzes.

I had a fun time interviewing Inez and taking the tour of these unique B & B's.

It was also fun doing the research for the quizzes.

Thanks for your feedback and the vote up. It's greatly appreciated.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Hello Gail,

This is a wonderful hub. It is such a delight to read this in the morning here in Kathmandu.

Photos are great, I wish I could be there. I have never been in been in such kind of places.

Cheers


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Vinaya,

So glad you enjoyed the hub and photos and thanks so much for leaving such a kind comment.

I really appreciate your ongoing support and value your feedback.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

HBN, voted up and all but funny:) You have been making me want to visit your area surroundingds for months! Great pics and info as always. I remember watching Bewitched as a young child. Don't remember much but Samantha and her nose. Fun read and useful info Gail. Take care.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Lyricwriter,

Yes, Samantha's nose twitch and the theme song from Bewitched are the two things I remember most about the TV show.

So thrilled that you enjoyed the hub and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support and encouragement.

Sending Hub Hugs your way,

Gail


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Gail, this lovely hub of yours made me want to jump on an airplane and cross the Atlantic and enjoy a weekend in one of these B&B. I visited the beautiful state of Delaware once but just for a day, such a shame. I have always been a Bewitched fan so I would start of with a night there and the best part, I could bring along my darling dog, lol. Beautiful hub, I truly enjoyed reading and looking at the colorful and charming pictures. Sharing and up-votes.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sannel,

Thanks for leaving such a fun and lovely comment.

I can picture you creating exquisite decoupage travel boxes with a Bewitched theme before your trip to the b & b and when you showed up with them you'd make new friends just by telling the other guests how they could make their own!

I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the hub and greatly appreciate the vote up and sharing.

Hope you're enjoying spring.

Gail


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Gail,

The owners of these B&B's must be thrilled with your hub! Thanks for introducing us to them. They both look delightful. I loved watching the Bewitched series and who doesn't like Gone with the Wind? You do such a great job of writing about these places of interest and showing your great photos. Voted up, interesting and sharing. Keep on showing us your "neck of the woods."


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Grace Whites 4 years ago from Manalapan, New Jersey, USA

Beautiful. You have made a creative hub and i think everyone love sit.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Peggy,

I'm so thrilled that you liked it and I appreciate your specific feedback, the vote up and your sharing it.

Your encouragement means so much to me and I always look forward to reading your comments.

Hope you're having a beautiful spring.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Grace Whites,

Thanks so much for the kind words. Am so glad that you liked it.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Nice report and I love the painting on the dolphin statue. Thanks for share with us. Good job and voted up!

Blessing,


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Prasetio,

Thanks so much for your kind words and the vote up. I loved the paintings on the dolphin statue, also.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I have always been a fan of Bewitched... I remember watching the shows... even if they were reruns! I love the idea of having a themed hotel after this and would love to go there and stay. Will definitely look them up if I am ever in the area! :) The other one didn't appeal to me as much, but they both look like they would be a great time!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Barbergirl,

So glad you enjoyed the hub. Yes, the Bewitched B & B would be a great choice for anyone who was/is a fan of the TV show.

Thanks so much for leaving specific feedback. It's greatly appreciated.


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BobbiRant 4 years ago from New York

Here I am, better late than never? LOL Hoping so. I love that fish, I want one for my front yard! Great hub and you make it quite interesting. (Twinge of jealousy here :0) ) Truly, a very nice read!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Bobbi,

Yes, anytime is a great time to receive a comment from you.

That mermaid dolphin lured me in like the mermaids of yesteryear lured sailors into the sea! I'd love one for my yard, too. LOL

No twinges needed, I'm still in awe of your ability to make anything you write interesting and admire the success you've been having in self-publishing. You're a true inspiration.

Thanks for your ongoing support.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

hi happyboomernurse,

i love bed and breakfast joints 'cause those people are so humble and polite and they make you feel at home...those two inns are gorgeous.

you sure did justice to them by describing it so well.

many votes with interesting button.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Ruchira,

Am so glad you enjoyed your cyber visit. Thanks for your lovely comment and the vote up. It's greatly appreciated.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

OMG Gail-another fun 'tour' hub. I wanna go, I wanna go! Seriously-I will have to take a road trip sometime this summer or fall. :) What a great hub-I had to vote it up and all across including funny b/c some of the quiz questions made me chuckle since they brought back fond memories. Well done, as usual. :) Happy Mother's Day w/e. Hope it's enjoyable.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Denise,

You are so funny! Thanks for the vote up and for making me smile and I hope you do make it up to our wonderful Delaware beaches. If you love heat and the hustle and bustle of lots of tourists, come in summer. If you love more moderate temps and fewer crowds come in fall.

Hope you have a great Mother's Day, too. You certainly have wonderful kids and grandchildren!

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

I love this hub Gail; you have given it your all and this always pays off.

I vote up and share onto my FB Page 'Everyone has a dream'.

Here's to many many more for us to share on here.

Eddy.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Eddy,

So thrilled that you liked this hub enough to share it on your 'Everyone Has a Dream' FB page!

I truly appreciate your kind words and support.

Sending Hub Hugs & Love Your Way,

Gail


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Gail, I'd forgotten about this great hub just perfect for Halloween! I'm hitting the FB share again. Thanks for the delightful photos and details of this hub. :)


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks Denise. I didn't even think of it in terms of Halloween but you're right, it's a great fit, especially since the Seawitch Festival in Rehoboth Beach will be held at the end of October.

You're a doll to share it again on FB.

Sending a Bouquet of Hub Hugs & Love,

Gail


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

What fun group of Bed & Breakfasts! I also appreciate your suggestions for activities to do in the area. As I have watched these programs, I can appreciate the fun of staying in this places. This is well-written and interesting with the quizzes, too. Thank you for sharing!


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Vespawoolf,

Thanks so much for your specific feedback. I'm glad you liked the hub and I agree that theme based bed and breakfasts like these are fun and interesting.

Sending Hub Hugs Your Way,

Gail

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