February 16, 2023
June pictures and descriptions wrapped up Franklin Street Inn's Part 1 of the 2022 Year in Pictures post. If you missed it, you can click above and scroll down to the previous post to see what happened earlier in the year. Part 2 begins with our July pictures and notes that run through December. We hope you enjoy these as well!
One of our traditionally busy months, a patio renovation/addition started off the month of July. Our gardens continued to bloom beautifully as guests filled the Inn to visit Art at the Park (City Park, Appleton) and the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture fly-in and convention in nearby Oshkosh. Both events saw record numbers of visitors this past summer and guests have almost filled the Inn already for July 2023.
Early August saw large crowds return to both the indoor and outdoor venues of Appleton's Mile of Music festival. The annual music event fills the Inn every August since we are just a short walk from many of the live music venues.
At right, a good-sized crowd gets a break from the hot August weather. They cooled down while enjoying a concert at one of the indoor Mile of Music venues at Lawrence University.
We had the pleasure of Pannier Home Improvements renovating the Lawrence bathroom in August.
Although the room was closed for two weeks, the result was worth it!
Traditionally our two busiest months each year, 2022 travelers again filled the Inn for a variety of reasons. Broadway on Tour was in full swing at the PAC, along with several other concerts and shows. The Packers had several home games at nearby Lambeau Field, Alex and Marcus came from Germany to experience the Packers at Lambeau.
The Fall colors brought guests from all over Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota to hike and stroll and view the natural beauty of the area. We also had several visitors who came to visit family and friends in the area. Guests enjoyed our hearty fall breakfasts before venturing out for the day.
Usually the Inn starts to slow down toward the end of each year, but we stayed busy right through the holidays. The milder weather helped a bit, along with the Packers late surge to try to make the playoffs. But some guests came to just rest and relax and explore Appleton.
Despite our closing for a week around Christmas to host our family, nearly 100 guests stayed with us for a wide variety of reasons.
It took us a little extra time to pull together this recap due to a busy start to 2023. Many reservations for rooms as well as Murder Mystery events are keeping us hopping. We look forward to offering hospitality throughout the year and hope to see you, or see you again, soon!