Day 1 ~ Dreaming Big
Mr. Harer and I just returned from Yosemite. It was nice to go in the fall, with less crowds and cooler weather. The leaves were just starting to turn brilliant shades of yellow and since they recently had a storm in the high country the waterfalls were still flowing. We took the time to visit the Ahwahnee Hotel and I want to stay there sooooo much!
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This is the hotel description lifted right off the NPS website.
Completed in 1927, The Ahwahnee® design uniquely blends an array of influences including Art Deco, Native American, Middle Eastern and Arts & Crafts Movement. These elements can be seen in the stenciling, woodwork, lighting fixtures and china patterns. Some of the most well loved aspects of The Ahwahnee are its grand public spaces featuring giant stone fireplaces, massive hand-stenciled beams, rich tapestries and elegant stained glass.
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The fireplaces are amazing and the dining room looks exactly like the dining hall at Hogwarts. Someday when we are infinitely rich, I would like to stay in the hotel for Christmas and go to the Bracebridge dinner. But until then, I can dream big and enjoy the public areas whenever we are in Yosemite Valley.