It was a cold morning but slowly the sun took over and warmed us up for the remainder of the day in the park. We stopped by the Ahwahnee Hotel. It was built in 1927 and has housed many park visitors through the years including royalty, dignitaries, and celebrities. In 1943 the hotel was used by the U.S. Navy as a hospital for war veterans. It has gone through a few remodels but still is much like it was on the very first day it opened.
These were our personal tour guides for the day, my grandparents!
The great lounge was used as a model for the lounge in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining".
Warming my cold cold hands and feet by the fire.
This is the dinning room. Just absolutely gorgeous isn't it!
The hotel has many of these stained glass windows scattered throughout.
We headed outside to have a picnic outside beneath the trees after our tour of the Ahwahnee.
Dave and John Muir.
Hey look!! It's Dave and I many many moons ago! I found this picture in the museum and thought it looked a lot like us.
It's quite ironic that I would spot a tiki like image in Yosemite as I ended up finding my biggest tiki mug scores in Mariposa. Blog to follow next.
Till' Next Time,