Welcome to White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast!
We’ve been the innkeepers here at White Cedar Inn since 2004. We both come from a corporate background at IBM. And we escaped! Rock was an engineer and Monica was ‘the help desk.’ Career changes come about for many reasons and when we had the chance to choose another way of life, we chose innkeeping. (Another option was a diner. Can you see us as ‘Mel’ and ‘Flo’?)
Prior to IBM, Rock was in the Navy for 6 years, 4 months and 28 days. (But who’s counting!) Monica was in the semiconductor biz in NY. (For 3 years and 6 months, definitely counting!)
We moved here from Vermont, where we lived for 25 years. Prior to that we both lived in New York. For 25 years. See the pattern? We’re looking at hanging out here in Maine for 25 years and then? Well, time will tell.
We’re from opposite ends of New York State. Monica the Bronx girl and Rock the Adirondacks boy. We ‘met cute’ at IBM where we used to eat lunch at the same table filled with young, adventurous engineering techs.
Years passed and Monica went back to school at UVM to finish her degree and Rock so missed seeing her smiling face (peering out from under a GoreTex hood and cleanroom suit) that when she returned to work after graduation he asked her to marry him.
More years passed, the kids all graduated from college and spread out across the country. Jobs changed at IBM. And we moved on to Maine.
We certainly hope you’ll come to stay at White Cedar Inn. Freeport is a great little town!
Monica & Rock