Thursday, February 20, 2014

Did You See? Record Snowfall in Erie.


Erie, PA is currently NUMBER ONE on the list of Top 10 Snowiest Cities for 2013/2014 on

Erie's average snowfall is 78 inches. Currently, Erie has had 115.1 inches.  We are only 3.6 inches below the 10th snowiest year on record…It's likely we will pass that benchmark. 
It may be raining today (first rain I've seen in months) but there is plenty old man winter still hanging around. These measurements are taken at Erie's International Airport. 

North East, PA (home of Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast) usually gets a lot more snow than Erie. The average snowfall is 99.4 inches. I found that number on
There's a great database here that you can search by zip code. How much average snowfall does your town get?

10 Snowiest Seasons
1. 149.1 – 2000-01
2. 145.8 – 2008-09
3. 143.0 – 2002-03
4. 142.8 – 1977-78
5. 131.3 – 1993-94
6. 129.2 – 1995-96
7. 124.9 – 1985-86
8. 122.6 – 2004-05
9. 120.0 – 1970-71
10. 118.7 – 2007-08

One More thing to add, Erie is the 19th MOST ROMANTIC city in the USA. 

20 Most Romantic Cities Article

Hmmm…Romance and lots of snow…. what a combo! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Wee Kitten Kisses from Pirelli

Psst... Don't tell Peggy that I found her password....

When you see Peggy, tell her what a good kitty I've been. I know I'm spoiled, but what kitty doesn't want a little more praise and kibble in his bowl. 

It's been a cold winter, keeping me and Sweeney (the black and white kitty that's almost as cute as me) cooped up inside... so understandably we need more attention to make it through the season.

Here is a little purrrfect poem I found for you.

I'm Only a Cat

I'm only a cat,
and I stay in my place...
Up there on your chair,
on your bed or your face!

I'm only a cat,
and I don't finick much...
I'm happy with cream
and anchovies and such!

I'm only a cat,
and we'll get along fine...
As long as you know
I'm not yours... you're all mine!

Author Unknown

Happy Valentine's Day from your kitty friend, Pirelli....purrs and kisses.

Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast, North East, PA