Raising our wassail cups

December 24, 2010
So there we were, 300 of us, dressed to the nines in the wilderness {ok, so it's a national park}, at Bracebridge Hall {ok, so it's really the Ahwahnee Hotel dining...

Love me some rural diners

December 22, 2010
Road trips. I love driving through little rural towns. Unlike cities with generic strip centers and malls, small towns have so much character. The best place to...

The Ahwahnee at Christmas

December 22, 2010
The grand lodge, the Ahwahnee, built in the mid 1920s of stone, timber and steel, was decked out for the holidays. Fires were blazing in three huge fireplaces. {It...

Yosemite in winter

December 22, 2010
It is by far the grandestof all the special temples of NatureI was ever permitted to enter.-John Muir It was an uneventful drive. Well, if you don't count my...

Off to Yosemite

December 21, 2010
This is the winter wonderland we expected for our three-day holiday to Yosemite for the madrigal-like Bracebridge dinner.But instead, we're told it'll be rain and...

Christmas 2010

March 15, 2010
Pretty, isn't it?It's the beautiful and rustic Ahwahnee Hotel at Yosemite National Park, and we plan to spend some time there during Christmas.Specifically, stepping...

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